- 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.
East Bay Pizza 12847 San Pablo Avenue, Richmond, CA MoreLess Info
Diverse menu includes everything from greek pizzas to carnitas super burritos to veggie lasagna
Aquatic Park, located just past Fisherman's Wharf, is a great place for swimming and sightseeing with the Golden Gate Bridge on one side and Alcatraz on the other. The water here is slightly colder than usual. Cold / Hot showers and sauna are also available.
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1111 Addison St. near San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA MoreLess Info
The nonprofit Freight and Salvage Coffee House acts as a popular folk music performance venue for the local area. Workshops and classes are also held at the venue on a regular basis with a focus on traditional music.
Native plants of California are on display at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. Spread over 10 acres of land, the garden works at preserving the rare and endangered plant species from the state as a whole.
One of Berkeley's most beautiful attractions is the Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden. It features thousands of rose bushes, tennis courts, public seating, walking trails and manicured foot paths. The Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden is at its peak in May.
Located next to the Berkeley Rose Garden, Codornices Park features facilities for baseball and basketball along with a multipurpose grass field. The park also offers picnic areas, barbeque grills, hiking trails through the woods and children's playgrounds.
Shattuck Avenue, another Berkeley landmark, is divided into two parts: one near BART being more central to Berkeley and the upper Shattuck Avenue which includes the Gourmet Ghetto. Some of the popular shops here are Saul's Deli, Black Oak Books, Lobelia and many more.
Showing art and indie films instead of blockbusters, Shattuck Cinemas' interior is embellished with Art Deco and Egyptian decor. They have a variety of seating options; including couches, bean bags, and leather chairs to make the experience comfortable.