- The list below includes 485 free or cheap things to do in or near Summit, New Jersey, including 122 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Botanical Gardens, Gardens and Parks.
- From Greenwood Gardens to Briant Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Summit and in nearby cities within 25 miles like New York City, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Morristown.
The John F Kennedy Recreation Center is a community center that features an Olympic sized pool, men and women weight rooms, basketball courts, children's recreation area, gymnasium, meeting space, sauna and game room.
Home to two swimming pools, Nishuane Park is situated on 17.66 acres and features fields and courts for tennis, basketball, softball and football. It also provides a wooded area, a children's playground, restroom facilities and a stage.
Visitors can tour the Gothic Revival home where Caroline Foster lived for 98 years, and was built by a grandson of Paul Revere at the Fosterfield's Living History Farms. Visitors can also learn about the history of agriculture.
The Jockey Hollow Visitors Center features a full scale soldier's hut to help visitors imagine the 1779-1780 encampment. The visitors center also offers tours of the Historic Wick House and Cross Estate Gardens.
Facilities offered at the Veterans Memorial Park include an ice skating rink, field house, three lighted ball fields, basketball courts, and four lighted tennis courts. Visitors can also access children's playground equipment, three bathrooms, and picnic areas.
A movie multiplex that shows Hollywood films in addition to an array of foreign films, including Bollywood offerings, BIg Cinemas NJ offers discount prices compared to most first-run theaters. The theater also offers a variety of refreshments.
The Montclair Historical Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving, celebrating, and raising awareness of local history and culture. The society maintains a variety of historic buildings as tourist sites.
Robins Nest provides food, drinks and live blues entertainment. They are the only Blues Club Owners in New Jersey to be inducted in The Blues Hall of Fame and offers LIVE Blues, Jazz, R&B, Cajon, Swing and Phunk & Zydeco.