- The list below includes 567 free or cheap things to do in or near Richmond, California, including 133 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Parks, Dog Park and Maze.
- From Point Isabel Dog Park to Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Richmond and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Pacifica, Berkeley and South San Francisco.
Ponderosa Park is a 9-acre community park with a western theme and multiple features including basketball courts, a children's play area, horseshoe pits, a multi-use field, restrooms, and tennis and volleyball courts. Building and picnic site rentals are available.
Featuring 40 lanes, AMF Mission Lanes provides bowling with automatic scoring and overhead flat screens that can display news and sports. The bowling center offers food and drinks in its cafe as well as arcade games and a bar.
In operation for over 160 years, Deer Hollow Farm is now a nonprofit environmental education facility that attracts more than 100,000 students each year. The farm hosts a variety of programs that vary by season.
94% 154 votes
Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014 MoreLess Info
Spread over 290 acres, the Rancho San Antonio County Park is located within the foothills of Skyline Ridge. Popular activities at the park include hiking, jogging, biking, horseback riding, and flying non-gas model planes.
Situated on 11.5 acres, Serra Park features a small creek, four picnic sites, a children's playground, skating rink and water play area. The park has open grass fields for recreational activities and provides access to adjacent sports fields.
82% 174 votes
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 MoreLess Info
Whether you are visiting with friends or taking the children for a day out, the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts offers a host of shows and entertainment to suit every taste and age group.
93% 475 votes
22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024 MoreLess Info
The 3,988-acre Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve includes 24 miles of trails of varying degrees of difficulty to hike, bike, or horseback ride across. It also features a working farm with many animals.
83% 6 votes
8687 Oak Grove Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472 MoreLess Info
Hallberg Butterfly Gardens is 9 acres of flowers, plants, vines and thickets, pathways and meadows and is home to many species of butterflies and birds. They are open from April through October and offer 60-minute guided tours.
100% 15 votes
Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35), Los Altos, CA MoreLess Info
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve is a 1,335-acre nature area that features several trails for hiking, dog walking, biking and horseback riding. The spot is ideal for kiting, while paragliding and hang gliding are allowed with a permit.