- 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.
Located on 8-acres of land in total, Pinewood Park is a scenic public park filled with amenities and facilities for visitors to enjoy. These amenities include four tennis courts, a barbecue and picnic area, and a basketball hoop.
The Campbell Community Center is a fitness and recreation center that features a variety of amenities. The center features a swimming pool with lap swimming, senior and children's swimming classes, and other activities, as well as sports areas.
The 11-acre Live Oak Park features a children's playground with structures for younger and older kids, basketball courts, picnic area, benches, restrooms and a large grass play area. There are also four transplanted oak trees over 100 years old.
The Intel Museum of Santa Clara, California celebrates the company and the latest advancements in technology. Science and tech enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the hands on exhibits, the company's history and more.
Any techie's dream come true, the Intel Corp and Museum documents the history of innovation over the past several decades. From the invention of the semiconductor to the first RAM, Intel walks visitors through a journey of its success, trials, and tribulations.
Guests will literally bounce off the walls , and the floors , all of which are made of trampolines at Sky High Sports. For high energy fun, jumpers can choose free activity time, AIRobics fitness classes, or the popular Dodgeball games.
Named for a former police chief, John D. Morgan Park has courts and fields for softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, horseshoes and volleyball. It features a small children's water park, playground, walking trails, open fields and picnic areas.