- The list below includes 143 free or cheap things to do in or near Santa Rosa, California, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, History Museums, Parks and Skating Rinks.
- From Annadel State Park to Spring Lake Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Santa Rosa and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bodega Bay, Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Guerneville.
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Guests enjoy a package of games such as bowling, laser tag, arcade games and much more
The beautiful Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park is home to one of the largest historical adobe structures in California. Formerly a working ranch funded by the Mexican government, today the park is a popular destination for tourists and local history buffs.
A short drive from San Francisco, the Military Antiques & Museum contains many treasures. The museum offers free admission with exhibits that include uniforms, old grenades and other weapons. There is also an antique shop where memorabilia can be purchased.
Gardeners and horticulture enthusiasts love to visit the Petaluma Seed Bank, one of the largest and most important botanical supply stores on the West Coast. It features thousands of heirloom seed varieties, gardening supplies, accessories and books.
At The Phoenix Theatre, guests can see a variety of musical acts on both major and independent labels. Their stairway and bathrooms are covered with graffiti art. Visitors can watch bands from the main floor or go upstairs.
McNear's Mystic Theatre is a musical venue that hosts live entertainment that can accommodate up to 550 patrons per performance. Tickets are $1 each and the profits are distributed to organizations throughout the community.
With newly installed stadium seating, Boulevard Cinemas offers multiple auditoriums for viewing the latest films. The concession stand offers hot dogs, popcorn, candy, and ice cream. The exterior of the theater has bright Art Deco style towers.
Formerly the town library, Petaluma Historical Museum now features concerts, lectures, tastings, revolving exhibits and a collection of local historical items. The free museum also has a gift shop and offers walking tours.
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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.
Petaluma Stand Up Paddle provides the opportunity for guests to tour the Petaluma River with a Stand Up Paddle. They offer 14 miles of picturesque river where patrons will see many waterfront restaurants and other attractions.