- The list below includes 208 free or cheap things to do in or near Watsonville, California, including 98 different types of inexpensive activities like Dog Park, Parks, Walking Trails and Family Fun Center.
- From Sunset State Beach to Mount Madonna County Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Watsonville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Monterey, Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove and Morgan Hill.
MusicalMe 3709 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz, CA MoreLess Info
Kids have fun with instruments and learn how to make music with parents during engaging group classes
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Shell Road, 16mi South of Santa Cruz Via Highway 1 and San Andreas Road, Watsonville, CA MoreLess Info
The Sunset State Beach is open throughout the year for many activities like swimming, camping, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. In addition to large sand dunes, the beach has on-site parking, restrooms, showers, and drinking water.
Featuring a redwood forest, Mount Madonna County Park is situated on 3,688 acres and offers nature trails for hiking and horse riding, an archery range, picnic areas and an amphitheater. There are also campsites and places for RV camping.
A dog park with a separate section for small dogs, Pinto Lake County Dog Park offers open spaces for dogs to play and socialize. It features 4-foot fences, benches for owners, water fountains, and ample shade.
Dating back to 1885, Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California is home to a spectacle of family-friendly events. Visitors can enjoy the State Fair in September, as well as year round horse races and car shows.
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2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076 MoreLess Info
The Agricultural History Project Center and Museum educates visitors on the agricultural history of Santa Cruz County. The center features a two story wood barn, a garden that grows fresh produce and a shed featuring historic gardening tools.
Car racing enthusiasts can enjoy dirt track competitions every weekend at Ocean Speedway. The facility also provides an array of concessions including sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken kabobs, beer and other beverages.