- The list below includes 422 free or cheap things to do in or near Santa Clara, California, including 125 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Specialty Museums, Walking Trails and Bowling.
- From Santa Clara University to San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Santa Clara and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Cupertino.
Affiliated with the California State University at Monterey Bay, Csumb Outdoor Recreation leads a variety of outdoor sports excursions, including rock climbing, camping, backpacking, hiking, cycling, and an array of others.
A 2,315 acre parkland, Point Pinole features scenic trails that take hikers and joggers through an array of landscape. The trails wind through meadows, along the bluffs and beaches of Richmond and through areas of eucalyptus woods.
Opened in 1981, the Benicia Fire Museum is a joint effort between the Benicia Volunteer Firemen Incorporated and the Benicia Fire Department. It houses fire engines from the 1800s, a replica hand pumper and hundreds of other fire-related items.
Visitors of the Benicia Historical Museum will be able to enjoy a variety of performances, including exhibits on beer brewing and concerts. The location's buildings were constructed with native California sandstone.
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First Street between B and D Streets, Benicia, CA 94510 MoreLess Info
The Benicia Certified Farmers Market is open seasonally, from April to October, every Thursday afternoon. The market features several local vendors who sell locally grown produce as well as some prepared foods.
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Benicia Community Park, 100 Community Drive, Benicia, CA 94510 MoreLess Info
Named for a retired police dog, The Phenix Community Dog Park is a fenced canine recreation facility consisting of grass and trees. The park offers drinking water, benches, a small dog area, dog waste bags and a double-gated entrance.
The Benicia State Capital and Historical Park is the only surviving pre-Sacramento capitol building still in existent. The interior of the site features period furnishing and exhibits, including desks with 19th century newspapers.