- The list below includes 728 free or cheap things to do in or near Santa Monica, California, including 134 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Parks, Bars and Beaches.
- From Santa Monica Mountains to Palisades Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Santa Monica and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Los Angeles, Malibu, Pasadena and Glendale.
Located on 5-acres of quiet residential land, McCarthy Park is a public park facility offering a number of amenities for guests to enjoy. These include basketball courts, volleyball nets, a playground structure, and covered picnic areas with barbecues.
Ojai, California is home to Meditation Mount, a humanitarian attraction that promotes peace, tolerance and understanding among all people. Classes and retreats are available throughout the year. Meditation Mount is also heavily involved in community outreach.
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The collection that is the basis of the Yanks Air Museum originally started with just one airplane purchased in 1973. The collection has since grown to include more than 160 aircraft displayed within the Chino airport.
Located in the Chino Valley, Prado Regional Park offers numerous activities like nature trails, hiking, camping, biking, fishing, picnic facilities, and disc golf. There is even an on-site meeting room that seats up to 80 people.
Crystal Cove State Beach features three beach areas with access to coves and a 3.25 mile trail. Visitors can run, walk, jog and bike, and other activities include swimming, diving, fishing and enjoying the many tide pools.
The Graber Olive House is a historic structure operated by the Graber family since 1894. Graber produces distinctive olives, and offers tours of the facility as well as a variety of olive-related products for sale.
Open to hikers and horseback riders, Bridle Path is a three mile dirt trail that takes visitors through the shade of a canopy of trees. The beginning of the trail has a life-size stone sculpture of a woman holding an infant.
The history of the local area is on display at Cooper Regional History Museum. Guests can also partake in a 90-minute, one-mile historical walking tour of downtown Upland. Open Thursday through Saturday; admission is free.