- 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.
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.
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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.
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10 Avenue Of The Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903 MoreLess Info
Featuring seating for 1,960 individuals, the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium At Marin Center is a performing arts venue that is host to a number of events throughout the year. Symphonies, live band performances, and speakers are among these events.
A six-screen movie theater, Century Regency 6 displays a mix of Hollywood and independent films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers reserved seating, mobile ticketing, arcade games and a snack bar.
Providing an education about the history of the city and people, Marin History Museum contains many photographs from the early days. Other exhibits include information about local artists, governmental leaders and buildings/architecture in the community.
A 40-lane bowling facility, Country Club Bowl offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring and bumpers. It provides a restaurant, a full-service bar, television screens for sports viewing, billiard tables, party hosting and arcade games.
A 15-screen movie theater, Century Northgate displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers party hosting and High Frame Rate 3D in select theaters as well as a lobby snack bar.
Hamilton Community Pool features two main pool areas: a lap pool for adults and a children's wading area, with a reasonable entry fee. The children's area includes a water-slide. Lounge chairs, snack-bar, showers, and changing area available.
Visitors can explore a bird sanctuary with tidal bay terrain at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center. The center features a variety of bird species including thousands of migratory loons, ducks, and grebes.