- The list below includes 175 free or cheap things to do in or near Santa Cruz, California, including 101 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Movie Theaters, Fishing and Walking Trails.
- From West Cliff Drive to Wilder Ranch State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Santa Cruz and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Cupertino, Capitola, Aptos and Saratoga.
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San Bruno City Park, 1125 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA 94096 MoreLess Info
In warm weather, San Bruno City park features its City of San Bruno Free Concerts in the Park series. Performing in the Rotary Pavilion, live brands bring a variety of music to the park including country, Motown, swing and rock.
Chabot Cinema offers guests the chance to enjoy first run, digitally-projected movies in stadium seating. The cinema's most notable feature, however, may be its balcony, which contains high back love seats.
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San Francisco International Airport, 806 S Airport Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94128 MoreLess Info
The SFO Museum is situated within San Francisco airport and offers a wide range of exhibits for you to peruse. You can find exhibits in each of the terminals and there is also an Aviation Museum and Library.
A 30-lane bowling center, Manor Bowl offers open and league bowling with automatic scoring. The center provides a party room for private events, a snack bar with food and drinks, a pro shop and a bar with adult beverages.
The Bowling Alley, Castro Village Bowl, is a facility that features 32-lanes, automatic scoring, bumpers for inexperienced bowlers, a full service cocktail lounge, and a snack bar. The alley has bowling leagues for people of all ages.
The World Wide Art, Inc. art gallery and shop features works by world renowned artists and original Disney Works. Other limited edition pieces available to view and purchase include works by Hanna Barbera, Thomas Kinkade and Marvel.