- The list below includes 550 free or cheap things to do in or near Martinez, California, including 134 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Farms & Ranches, Walking Trails and Playgrounds.
- From Briones Regional Park to Martinez Regional Shoreline Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Martinez and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Berkeley, San Ramon and Richmond.
The Martinez Museum is based in an 1890's cottage called the 'Borland House' and contains artifacts and documents relating to the history of the city of Martinez. Virtual tours are accessible via the Martinez Historical Society website.
A community owned park located in a residential area, Cappy Ricks Park provides visitors with lighted basketball and tennis courts throughout the year. The park also offers playground areas, walking trails, and features wide swathes of manicured green space.
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.