I wanted to let you know about a group of blogs making a splash nationwide (as well as in California). They are the Cities on the Cheap blogs, offering ideas and resources for free or low cost things to in various locales.
In California, please check out:
Bay Area on the Cheap
Gold Country on the Cheap
Sonoma on the Cheap
Los Angeles on the Cheap
If you’re traveling outside California, make sure to check out the main Cities on the Cheap site, to see the deals in other cities. On the Cheap blogs include Albuquerque, Atlanta, the Big Island (Hawaii), Charlotte, Des Moines, Florida Keys, Gaitlenburg, Kansas City, Miami, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Tucson and West North Carolina.
And internationally: Auckland and Montreal
More cities are still being added, so if you don't see one you want, keep checking back!