- The list below includes 679 free or cheap things to do in or near Malden, Massachusetts, including 110 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Parks, Playgrounds and Dog Park.
- From Middlesex Fells Reservation to Fellsmere Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Malden and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Lowell, Cambridge and Salem.
Only 5 miles north of Boston and spanning 2,575 acres, the Middlesex Fells Reservation is home for activities that include rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking. Views of the stony hills are featured, along with ponds, lakes and trails.
A community park, MacArthur Playground features a grass baseball field along with one full and two half basketball courts. It also offers a children's playground area with slides, swings, benches and picnic tables.
Popular during the summer months, the Holland Memorial Pool is a public swimming pool run by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Visitors to the pool enjoy cooling off from the heat by swimming and relaxing in the water.
Ryan Family Amusements is a bowling alley with automatic scoring and an arcade. The bowling alley hosts a variety of bowling leagues and maintains a snack bar. Extreme Bowling is offered on Friday and Saturday nights.