- The list below includes 376 free or cheap things to do in or near San Jose, California, including 125 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, History Museums, Comedy Clubs and Movie Theaters.
- From Municipal Rose Garden to Los Gatos Creek Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in San Jose and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Palo Alto, Los Altos, Cupertino and Fremont.
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At the corner of San Pablo Dam and Clark roads, Richmond, CA 94803 MoreLess Info
Wildcat Canyon Regional Park offers an array for activities. The park is frequented by hikers, joggers, cyclists and is a prime spot for bird watching, wild life spotting and a peaceful picnic.
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Ocean View Rd & Esplanade Street, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 MoreLess Info
Esplanade Park is a neighborhood park composed of cypress trees spread over the one acre space. There are numerous ocean facing benches and some picnic benches in the park along with a native vegetation garden and street facing granite wall.
A 30-lane bowling center, Valley Center Bowl offers open and league bowling with overhead monitors featuring 3D graphics. The center provides a grill with food and drinks, television screens, party hosting and a bar with adult beverages.
The Martinez Museum is based in an 1890's cottage called the 'Borland House' and contains artifacts and documents relating to the history of the city of Martinez. Virtual tours are accessible via the Martinez Historical Society website.
Managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, the San Francisco Bay Model is an important tool for scientific analysis of the environment in and around San Francisco Bay. The model is entirely hydraulic and is the only one of its kind in the United States.