- 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.
The first park established in Burlingame, these grounds hold both recreational and historical significance. A baseball facility dating back to the 1930's and beautiful towering trees from the original estate grounds bring antiquity to the playgrounds and picnic areas.
Robert E Wooley Peninsula Park overlooks the San Pablo Bay and Anza Lagoon. Facilities at the park include hiking, picnicking areas, cycling paths, kayaking launch points, fresh and saltwater fishing, and bird watching.
Burlingame Dog Exercise Park is the place to go with man's best friend in California. Gated parks for both small and large dogs allow for a more personal play place fit for all breeds, completed with benches and water fountains.
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The Sawyer Camp Trail is a segment of the larger Crystal Springs Regional Trail and is designated for bicyclists, hikers, joggers and equestrians. The best known trail in San Mateo County, Sawyer Camp is about six miles in length.
An entertainment center, Sky High Sports provides trampoline-related activities including dodgeball, basketball, a foam pit and open jumping. The center offers party and event hosting as well as a snack bar with food and drinks.
GoKart Racer is a kart racing facility that features two tracks. Billing itself as 'The Greenest Indoor GoKart Track in America,' the facility uses biofuel-run karts. The facility also hosts parties and corporate events.
GAMA Ride is a family-friendly entertainment center that features a selection of 3D and 6D game simulators. The center also offers traditional rides and games, as well as a full service snack bar and birthday party packages.
Attracting world-renowned musicians to perform at its elegant historic location, Music At Kohl Mansion offers guests an intimate yet lofty chamber music experience. Complimentary receptions following each concert allow guests to meet and mingle with the performers.