- The list below includes 104 free or cheap things to do in or near St. Helena, California, including 111 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Cooking Classes, Parks and History Museums.
- From Cameo Cinema to The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in St. Helena and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Calistoga.
Named after the famous author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is the location where he and his wife spent their honeymoon. There is nothing left of Stevenson's original cabin, but the park does feature a five-mile hiking trail which offers panoramic views of San Francisco.
Ca'toga Galleria D'arte is a unique open house art gallery featuring the diverse collection of works by Carlo Marchiori, a world renowned artist famous for his beautiful ceiling murals depicting human and animal figures in fluid motion.
The permanent exhibits at the Sharpsteen Museum are designed to show the history of the upper Napa Valley from prehistory to post World War I. In addition to the exhibits, the museum features dioramas that depict Calistoga during its time in the 1860s when it was a resort.