- 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.
Yanks Air Museum houses exhibits dedicated to American aircraft and artifacts, including those from World War II. Supervised public access is permitted to the restoration hangar, where historic aircraft in the process of being restored can be viewed.
Century Theatres is a movie theater that offers free weekly concessions, IMAX movie showings, RealD 3D technology, and cinearts. The theatre is also available to rent for private birthday parties and movie showings.
El Rancho Escondido is on the Catalina Island in Avalon and it is one of its most important attractions. The place is still an actual working ranch that besides the breeding of Arabian horses also hosts a Saddle room, a medals exhibit and also offer tours of the ranch.
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At the Venture County Museum of History & Art, visitors have the chance to view the site's rotating collections and attend family, summer, and other educational events. The location also features a museum store for guests seeking souvenirs.
Get some fresh air at Upland Memorial Park. Lighted baseball and softball fields are available, as well as a basketball court, picnic tables and a covered kitchen area. There's also a playground for the kiddos.
An entertainment complex, the BLVD in Antelope Valley gives life to the city of Lancaster. Once a desolate downtown area, it is now transformed into a hip and chic dining, shopping and entertainment arena for kids and adults alike.