- 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.
A peninsula, and former military establishment, resting against the city of Vallejo, Mare Island is a favorite visiting spot of locals and travelers alike. The island offers historical building tours, golf and wedding venues for beautiful views of the surrounding land and waters.
Ponderosa Park is a 9-acre community park with a western theme and multiple features including basketball courts, a children's play area, horseshoe pits, a multi-use field, restrooms, and tennis and volleyball courts. Building and picnic site rentals are available.
Celebrating a time-honored sport of Marin County, the Marin Bocce Federation presents locals and visitors the opportunity to play bocce in both relaxed or tournament settings. The center features eight exterior courts, two indoor courts, and a picnic area.
Now open to the public, the Mare Island Naval Shipyard gives visitors an interesting look into the history of the Navy's role in World War II. The shipyard is favored by local photographers for the buildings and industrial landscape.
56% 18 votes
935 Lootens Pl, Ste 208, San Rafael, CA 94901 MoreLess Info
Featuring live musical talent, a wide array of local and regional vendors selling everything from produce to handcrafted jewelry, and food from local restaurants and farmers, the Downtown San Rafael Farmers Market offers a variety of attractions for visitors.
71% 17 votes
100 Walnut Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513 MoreLess Info
Los Vaqueros Reservoir & Watershed is a nearly 20,000 acre protected watershed that features many trails for hiking and space for shoreline fishing. No private boats are allowed but the marina provides boat rentals and fishing equipment.
90% 68 votes
1118 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 MoreLess Info
The Christopher B Smith Rafael Film Center is an independent theater that shows a wide variety of films from around the world. It screens festival films, foreign films, cult films, classics, and various other noteworthy movies, typically outside the mainstream.