- The list below includes 800 free or cheap things to do in or near San Leandro, California, including 129 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Playgrounds and Movie Theaters.
- From Marina Park to San Leandro Marina, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in San Leandro and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Pacifica, Berkeley and Palo Alto.
The beautiful Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park is home to one of the largest historical adobe structures in California. Formerly a working ranch funded by the Mexican government, today the park is a popular destination for tourists and local history buffs.
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Helen Putnam Regional Park is a 216 acre park featuring 5.87 miles of hiking trails. The trails offer views of the surrounding countryside and are accessible by hikers, equestrians, and bikers. The park also offers a playground and picnic area.
With newly installed stadium seating, Boulevard Cinemas offers multiple auditoriums for viewing the latest films. The concession stand offers hot dogs, popcorn, candy, and ice cream. The exterior of the theater has bright Art Deco style towers.
McNear's Mystic Theatre is a musical venue that hosts live entertainment that can accommodate up to 550 patrons per performance. Tickets are $1 each and the profits are distributed to organizations throughout the community.
Formerly the town library, Petaluma Historical Museum now features concerts, lectures, tastings, revolving exhibits and a collection of local historical items. The free museum also has a gift shop and offers walking tours.
Like several other Napa wineries, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum offers both fine wine and objects d'art. The Hess Collection uses sustainable agriculture techniques, and its buildings have tiny carbon footprints.
Gardeners and horticulture enthusiasts love to visit the Petaluma Seed Bank, one of the largest and most important botanical supply stores on the West Coast. It features thousands of heirloom seed varieties, gardening supplies, accessories and books.
At The Phoenix Theatre, guests can see a variety of musical acts on both major and independent labels. Their stairway and bathrooms are covered with graffiti art. Visitors can watch bands from the main floor or go upstairs.