Free services are few and far between in a location like the Bay Area. A simple outing like a cooking class or massage could easily set you back a hundred dollars, depending on where you go.
If you're really on a budget, you might consider visiting one of the Bay Area's spectacular nature sights — which are free, but for a few exceptions — or take on a new hobby through a class or service near you.
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But if you don't know where you're looking, those free — or even just cheap — classes are difficult to find.
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Luckily, we've put together a list of free and cheap offerings around the Bay Area. All of them are through centers and schools, of which the Bay Area has quite a few, that host affordable and unique events and classes for anyone to try.
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