- The list below includes 261 free or cheap things to do in or near Santee, California, including 90 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Breweries and History Museums.
- From Santee Lakes to Santee Lakes Regional Park & Campground, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Santee and in nearby cities within 25 miles like La Mesa, La Jolla, Chula Vista and Poway.
Creation & Earth History Museum San Diego MoreLess Info
10,000 square feet of exhibits display evidence suggesting a young Earth inhabited by an intelligent Creator’s designs
84% 79 votes
9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA 92071 MoreLess Info
Spanning 190 acres, the Santee Lakes Regional Park & Campground features seven man-made lakes filled with all recycled water. Activities offered include hiking, fishing, camping, bird watching, boating, and picnicking.
A canine recreation facility, Woodglen Vista Dog Park is situated on nearly an acre of grass fields. The park offers dog waste bags, shade trees, benches, a double-gated entrance and drinking water available outside the fenced area.
Located along the San Diego River, Mast Park is situated on 26 acres and features open green space along with walking trails. The park also offers basketball and volleyball courts, a children's playground, picnic areas and a dog park.
Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve is a 190 acre park and campground with seven lakes located within. Dogs are not allowed but visitors can enjoy other activities like camping, fishing, picnics, bird watching, boating and biking.
Providing access to trails, East Fortuna Equestrian Staging Area offers numerous amenities for horseback riders. Besides ample parking, visitors have access to both picnic facilities and horse corrals. Bicycling and hiking is also permitted here.