- The list below includes 574 free or cheap things to do in or near Walnut Creek, California, including 130 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Hiking Trails, Children's Play Area and Gardens.
- From The Ruth Bancroft Garden to Heather Farm Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Walnut Creek and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Berkeley, San Ramon and Richmond.
Oakland's Chabot Science Center is a museum and planetarium dedicated to scientific education and enrichment. It features a large planetarium and a film theater that shows educational programming related to space exploration and astronomy.
Martinez Marina is nestled within the City of Martinez Waterfront Park and offers a picturesque setting. The Marina features a range of amenities including laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, pump out station, electricity, and fresh water.
73% 15 votes
Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605 MoreLess Info
Mazzariello Labyrinth, situated inside Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, is a small geological formation which is worth a visit. Some of the hiking trails leading up to the labyrinth are a bit challenging but offer beautiful scenic views of the surrounding Oakland Hills.
Named for the 'Poet of the Sierras', Joaquin Miller Park is situated on 500 acres of redwood groves, oak woodlands, meadows and hillsides. The park provides an area suitable for hiking, biking, picnicking, dog walking and wildlife viewing.
100% 74 votes
Centennial Dr, Just East of Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA 94704 MoreLess Info
Berkeley Fire Trails is a seven mile round trip trail featuring scenic views of southern San Francisco. The trail winds its way through Strawberry Canyon and is relatively flat for the most part, with one particularly steep incline.
Featuring a pond with a waterfall, Sycamore Valley Park provides open grass fields lined with trees as well as facilities for baseball, soccer, bocce ball and football. The park also provides a playground, walking paths, picnic tables and barbecue pits.
95% 1879 votes
200 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720 MoreLess Info
The spacious and verdant UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley is a hotspot of horticultural preservation, cultivation and research. It contains over 2,000 plant species and roughly 20,000 individual plants. Lilies, orchids and plants in the sunflower family are particularly abundant.