- The list below includes 173 free or cheap things to do in or near Salinas, California, including 81 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Hiking Trails and Bowling.
- From Toro Park to Fort Ord Public Lands, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Salinas and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Hollister.
Central Park in Santa Clara is a fully equipped hub of fun and entertainment. Amenities include an amphitheatre, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic tables, BBQ grills, and a 30,000 square foot community center.
McClellan Ranch Preserve is a community-managed public park area built on the historic site of an old horse ranch. Visitors will find numerous walking trails, a nature center, and creek-side picnic areas as well as a planned community garden.
63% 81 votes
Stevens Creek Blvd and Mary Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014 MoreLess Info
Featuring the Cupertino Veterans Memorial, the 28 acre Cupertino Memorial Park has a gazebo, amphitheater and pond populated by ducks. The park can be used for softball and tennis and has a playground as well as picnic areas.
Northwest YMCA features a variety of amenities including an indoor pool, fitness center, personal training studio, stretching room, family pavilion and a kids room. They also provide trainers who can help develop individual workout programs.
55% 31 votes
21111 Stevens Creek Blvd Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014 MoreLess Info
Featuring 17 tennis courts, a fitness center, and 2 racquetball courts, the Cupertino Sports Center is a recreational facility that offers competitive sports leagues for people of all ages. The center also has a locker room and child watch facilities.
A discount theater, BlueLight Cinemas shows second-run movies as well as a number of independent films, short films and documentaries. The theater offers regular specials, special events and rentals for parties or private screenings.
Local artists can easily find a home for their creations at the Triton Museum of Art, which is renowned for supporting its community. This locale has made its name for over 50 years as its county's first non-university art museum.
73% 164 votes
888 Reed St, Corner of Lafayette, Santa Clara, CA 95050 MoreLess Info
An off-leash canine recreation facility, Reed Street Dog Park provides 1.5 acres of grassy fields with separate areas for small and large dogs. The park includes benches, trees, dog waste bags, drinking water and a shaded area.