- The list below includes 668 free or cheap things to do in or near Melrose, Massachusetts, including 110 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Arts Centers, Dog Park and Parks.
- From Melrose Dog Park to Possessions Gallery, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Melrose and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Lowell, Cambridge and Gloucester.
Fishing Finatics is the bait and tackle store operated by Pete Santini, the designer of a proprietary lure sold only here. In addition to offering tackle advice to anglers of all abilities, they also book regular charters as well.
Situated on 3.6 acres, Barry Playground features one baseball field along with courts for basketball and tennis. The park provides trees, open grassy areas, paved walking paths, picnic tables, benches and a children's playground.
Craft beer Night Shift Brewing is a small-batch brewery house. Patrons can bring their own food and partake in sampling seasonal, year-round or specialty beers that are hand-bottled and poured on draft in small pours, flights or large pour servings.
Featuring nine batting cages with 11 different pitching machines, Ironwood Batting Cages is a popular location for baseball enthusiasts to practice their swings. The batting cages are open in-season (April to September) and offer slow to fast pitches.
Visitors can cool off during Chelsea's warm summer months by taking a dip in the Vietnam Veterans Pool. The community pool features showers, restrooms and changing areas, on site lifeguards and complimentary parking.
Located along the Mystic River, the Medford Condon Shell acts as a showcase for many local performers and musicians. The outdoor theater even has connections to the regional trail system and a canoe launch on the river.