- 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.
Encinal Park features a variety of amenities. For those interested in sports, the park offers basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, as well as a baseball diamond. For more passive visitors, the park has picnic tables and a barbecue grill.
Accommodating young children, Gymboree Play and Music offers music classes where kids can dance to a music styles like The Beatles and Latin music. The gym has open play where kids can play freely with age appropriate toys and props.
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Featuring 105 acres of wetlands, City of Sunnyvale's Baylands Park has over 70 developed acres with grass meadows, an amphitheater and picnic sites with water, grills and tables. It offers a discovery playground with fossil dig area and walking trails.
Seven Seas Park offers entertainment for both kids and dogs. The park combines a fenced in off leash dog park with a kids' play area complete with pirate-themed play structures, sports fields and courts, and a spray pool.
Known for its playground areas, Heritage Oaks Park has a normal playground, as well as a climbing area filled with rock structures. The park itself has an expansive grass field, with shaded areas provided by trees.
Del Valle Regional Park is located 10 miles south of Livermore, in a valley. If offers a multitude of recreational activities as swimming, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, camping, boat rental and lake tours.
Dixon Landing Park features three tennis courts, a ball field, playground, basketball hoop, and ten picnic tables with six barbeques spanning 11 acres. The parking lot contains 84 spots and public restrooms are available.
Originally built in 1945, Washington Park is a public park that features basketball and tennis courts, a playground, picnic areas, and pavilions that can be rented for groups. The park also offers the largest lifeguard-staffed community pool in the area.