- 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.
Ponderosa Park is a 9-acre community park with a western theme and multiple features including basketball courts, a children's play area, horseshoe pits, a multi-use field, restrooms, and tennis and volleyball courts. Building and picnic site rentals are available.
Safari Run is a children's recreation center that specializes in hosting jungle themed parties and events for kids. The facility offers numerous play areas and attractions, as well as providing food and refreshments for party-goers.
Dedicated to modern art, the San Jose Museum of Art sits in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. The spacious, light-filled building features paintings, prints, bronzes, mixed media installations and other modern and postmodern objects d'art.
A 16-screen movie theater, AMC Cupertino Square 16 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers an IMAX auditorium, theater rentals, a party room and a concession area with food and drinks.
Founded in 1938, Bowlmor Cupertino is a popular bowling alley featuring a number of facilities and amenities for its guests to enjoy. These include a full menu of food, beer and cocktail selections, and party hosting, among many others.
With skates available for rent, Ice Center Cupertino offers visitors an indoor ice rink with freestyle skating sessions open to the public. The rink hosts skating school, camps, private lessons, and youth hockey leagues.
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Featuring a pool that combines a lap pool and recreational pool, Rancho Rinconada Rec Center hosts public swim sessions at its facility. The pool is heated and is lifeguard monitored.