- 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.
84% 334 votes
Ridge Road, one block west of the intersection of Lighthouse Avenue and 17 Mile Drive, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 MoreLess Info
Thousands of monarch butterflies make their home in the natural landscape of the Monarch Grove Sanctuary. Educated volunteers are always present to provide information and answer questions in regard to these butterflies.
90% 249 votes
Asilomar Avenue, Between Ocean View Boulevard and Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 MoreLess Info
Set on the rocky coast of the Monterey Peninsula, the Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse on the west coast. Knowledge guides are eager to educate visitors on the landmark's history.
99% 426 votes
Pacific Grove Oceanview Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA MoreLess Info
The Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard is a walking area that takes guests down the beautiful coastline. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to stroll past an array of flourishing wildflowers.
Established by Edith Heath in 1948, Heath Ceramics is popular as much for its quality ceramic ware as for the friendly and informative factory tours. Besides the ceramics, the store also offers glassware, jewelry, candles and a variety of tiles.
91% 47 votes
Tiburon Peninsula Foundation, PO Box 210, Tiburon, CA 94920 MoreLess Info
Home to an ex-cavalry horse for many years, Blackie's Pasture commemorates a great horse and community figure. The statue of Blackie that now stands in the pasture reminds visitors of the horse that fought in our army, performed in rodeos, and retired in the pasture.
Families can enjoy a day outdoors at Northgate Park in Manteca, California. This park is complete with open fields for play, playgrounds for children of all ages, sand pits, picnic areas, paths, and everything necessary for an outdoor adventure.
A 1.69-acre community park, Caledonia Park features a basketball court and a grass baseball field that can be used for recreational activities. The park offers shaded areas, an ADA-compliant playground, picnic tables and restroom facilities.
89% 135 votes
165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 MoreLess Info
Since 1883, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has showcased the birds and wildlife, geology, plants and cultural richness that make the area special. There is an array of exhibits for guests to explore, including monarch sanctuaries, lush gardens and a fossil dig pit.
100% 9 votes
178 Grand Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 MoreLess Info
A small boutique gallery with many awards, The Strouse & Strouse Studio Gallery boasts quality art at affordable prices. The friendly atmosphere makes it comfortable for guests to peruse various jewelry pieces, ceramics, paintings, and more.