- The list below includes 243 free or cheap things to do in or near Thousand Oaks, California, including 121 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Go Karts, Movie Theaters and Children's Play Area.
- From Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to Wildwood Regional Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Thousand Oaks and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Malibu, Santa Monica, Simi Valley and Calabasas.
The Dinner Detective Santa Barbara MoreLess Info
Actors with more than two decades of experience in theater, film, and improv use their skills to create comedy and suspense; dinner included
94% 105 votes
401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 MoreLess Info
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area offers unique California experiences throughout the vast mountain range. Visitors traveling through the areas 500 miles of trails can access Malibu's beaches, cultural sites, Native American centers and more.
96% 103 votes
928 W Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 MoreLess Info
Visitors to Wildwood Regional Park enjoy the park's various trails for hiking, mountain bike riding, horseback riding and views of the waterfalls. The park several picnic areas and barbecue pits for cooking.
85% 233 votes
2001 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 MoreLess Info
Privately owned and operated cultural garden site, The Gardens of the World offer a glimpse into international agriculture. Gardens featured on the property include an authentic Japanese garden, The Italian garden, The French garden and waters, and the Bandstand, paying tribute to American gardens.
92% 98 votes
Wildwood Park, 928 W Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 MoreLess Info
Located in Wildwood Regional Park, Paradise Falls can be accessed by a variety of trails at the park. The paths pass by caves, streams, and smaller falls before reaching the 40 foot high falls.
83% 42 votes
400 W Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 MoreLess Info
The 33-acre Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is a public garden that is characterized by Oak trees, hillside specialty gardens, and a hiking trail. The hiking trail can be used for walking or running.
85% 20 votes
1125 Lindero Canyon Rd, Unit A7, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 MoreLess Info
Hideout Playground is a playground facility offering a number of fun attractions for its guests to enjoy. A large play structure, role playing stage, and a lounge for parents that includes free WI-FI are among the amenities offered.
Guests can enjoy luxury seating, including select seating for those ages 21 and over along with an in house bar and restaurant at Muvico Theaters. The theater also has access to the mall, an arcade, and sideshow attractions.