- The list below includes 213 free or cheap things to do in or near Towson, Maryland, including 121 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, Historic Sites and Inline Skating.
- From Hampton National Historic Site to SECU Arena, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Towson and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie and Pasadena.
Open seven days a week, AMF Pikesville Lanes offers traditional ten pin bowling on twenty lanes. The lanes also offer an additional twenty lanes of duckpin bowling for those looking for a variation on the sport.
A movie theater featuring 12 screens, Regal Hunt Valley Stadium 12 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade game machines and a concession area with food and drinks.
Opening in 1960, and designed by Benjamin C. Thompson, the two shopping plazas at Harborplace and the Gallery are known as Pratt Street Pavilion and the Light Street Pavilion, while the Gallery is operated across the street. Visitors find many restaurants and shops there that sell Maryland specific merchandise.
Renaissance Fine Arts houses the largest collection of art in the Mid-Atlantic region. They offer traditional and contemporary art with a diverse collection that ranges from original works on canvas and paper to sculpture with their Master Works gallery.
One of the oldest markets in the United States is the Lexington Market which was founded in 1782. It currently occupies the original site of the historic market and continues to draw in countless vendors regularly.
An art gallery that offers showings of original works of art by appointment, Fine Art & Accents features oil paintings, sculpture, photographs, handmade mirrors, and tapestries, and has been in operation for more than twenty years.
Guests of the 1st Mariner Arena will be able to watch a wide variety of musical performances from artists like Slipknot and The Black Keys. Additionally, the location also hosts events like Disney on Ice and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.