- The list below includes 636 free or cheap things to do in or near San Francisco, California, including 130 different types of inexpensive activities like Neighborhoods, Parks, Art Gallery and Walking Tours.
- From Lands End to Golden Gate Bridge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in San Francisco and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pacifica, Berkeley, Half Moon Bay and South San Francisco.
Featuring Lagoon Valley Lake, Pena Adobe Park measures 470 acres and provides access to the lake for fishing and non-motorized boating. The park also has a dog park, picnic areas, trails for hiking and biking and a multipurpose field.
84% 38 votes
17770 Alma Bridge Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033 MoreLess Info
Built around the man-made lake of Lexington Reservoir, Lexington Reservoir County Park offers a variety of amenities. It has a boat launch, an extensive network of trails, picnic areas with barbecue grills, and playground areas.
42% 66 votes
155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville, CA 95688 MoreLess Info
Featuring a 40 lane bowling alley, Stars Recreation Center offers shoe rentals, a pro shop, and an arcade area to its visitors. There is also a laser tag arena where visitors can compete against each other.
Hikers and bicycle riders have access to many excellent and challenging trails within Annadel State Park. Entry is free. The park does not allow camping or off-trail cycling. Horses are only permitted on certain trails.
79% 42 votes
Between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, Sebastopol, CA MoreLess Info
The Joe Rodota Trail at the Sonoma County Parks is favorited by locals who enjoy long, winding hikes. The creekside trail isn't strenuous and accommodates walkers and dog owners.
50% 4 votes
16702 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94922 MoreLess Info
At Bad Boy Cowboys – Private Trail Rides, visitors of all skill levels can enjoy a horseback riding experience. The location also offers romantic strolls for couples who wish to celebrate a special anniversary.