- The list below includes 706 free or cheap things to do in or near San Mateo, California, including 127 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Gardens, Hiking Trails and Running/Jogging.
- From The San Mateo Japanese Garden to Sawyer Camp Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in San Mateo and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay and Berkeley.
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800 Kellogg Street, Suisun City, CA 94585 MoreLess Info
Locals enjoy leisurely strolls along the Suisun City Marina and Boat Ramp. The are is also popular for boating and fishing and is a prime viewing area for fireworks during holidays throughout the year.
Open only on weekends, Dimitri's Lounge By The Bay is an upscale music venue that is 3,500 square feet and includes a dance floor, full stage and VIP seating. They also feature a full bar and appetizers.
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3300 N Naglee Rd, West Valley Mall, Tracy, CA 95376 MoreLess Info
Cinemark Theaters is a 14 screen movie theater that features stadium seating along with an arcade. The theater also provides access to the Great Valley Mall which has numerous shopping venues and dining options.
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1891 Woolner Ave, Ste A, Fairfield, CA 94533 MoreLess Info
Offering a wide variety of sports programs and instructional clinics, the Fairfield Indoor Sports Cultural Center hosts soccer, gymnastics, and other sports. The center hosts leagues for both kids and adults.
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.
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.
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.