- The list below includes 169 free or cheap things to do in or near Rye, New Hampshire, including 109 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, National & State Parks, Fishing and Distilleries.
- From Odiorne Point State Park to Wallis Sands State Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Rye and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hampton, Portsmouth, Haverhill and Ogunquit.
Affording a lovely view of the Isle of Shoals, the Wallis Sands State Beach is one of the most popular in New Hampshire. The beach has a clean, sandy shore and a soft bed in the shallow areas, making it popular with children and families.
At the Seacoast Science Center, visitors can play on a playground, take nature walks, and see four lighthouses. Visitors can also participate in educational programs to help them understand sea life better with most programs being geared to children.
Atlantic Queen II Deep Sea Fishing offers activities on their 80' long ship like fishing and whale watching, as well as charters. Fishing trips last a half or full day, and children under 12 fish free with an adult.