- The list below includes 431 free or cheap things to do in or near San Rafael, California, including 129 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, National & State Parks, Parks and Swimming Pool.
- From China Camp State Park to China Camp, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in San Rafael and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Berkeley, South San Francisco and Richmond.
Available for single visit or multi-use, the Eagle Park Pool of Mountain View is a refreshing place for locals and visitors to cool down in the summer months. The pool features designated laps, diving and on site lifeguards.
A grassy neighborhood park, Klein Park has enough room for dog walking and sits next to residential housing complex. There is a playground, a basketball court, and a small picnic area and landscaping with large rocks, plants and trees.
Cuesta Park is a large, pet-friendly park with a variety of amenities. It features large open green spaces, running paths, playground equipment for kids, tennis courts, and multiple picnic areas with barbecue grills.