- 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.
Greenridge Park's most notable attraction is its scenic view of the Bay Area, offering photo opportunities. Additionally, the location also contains traditional park facilities, including a playground for children to enjoy.
Open to the community, Veterans Memorial Recreation Center has a playground and multipurpose fields for recreational activities. The community pool is located next to the center and offers visitors an area to swim laps.
Open June-September is the family-friendly San Bruno Park Pool. The community pool is located at the San Bruno City Park and is heated. The center also offers a toddler pool for those visiting with younger children.
Open to the public on weekends, Shelldance Orchid Gardens features indoor garden rooms with hanging Spanish moss, tropical plants, and orchids. In addition to gardens, there is an art gallery featuring the work of local artists.
With its 1,200 foot summit, Sweeney Ridge is a popular hiking and mountain biking location with a paved road and many features to explore off-trail. The area is home to wildlife including hawks, deer and even mountain lions.