- The list below includes 101 free or cheap things to do in or near Allentown, Pennsylvania, including 100 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Specialty Museums.
- From Cedar Beach Playground to Percy Ruhe Memorial Park aka Alton Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Allentown and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Easton, Bethlehem, Jim Thorpe and Quakertown.
Surrounded by some of the city's most beautiful architecture, Rittenhouse square is an expanse of soft grass and many walking paths that allow visitors and residents to enjoy the city's fresh air. Many pop-up bands and artists can be found in the park for entertainment and souvenirs.
Formed by glacial melting over 12,000 years ago, Seven Tubs Natural Area, is a publically accessible area of trails, rock formations and waterfalls. Hikers and visitors to the area can see a wide variety of birds and mammals that live in the woodlands.
Open to public skaters, Bridgewater Sports Arena offers a variety of entertainment options from an arcade area to laser tag arena. The facility has three ice rinks of varying sizes for hockey and ice skating.
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24 E Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 MoreLess Info
A 14-screen movie theater, R/C Wilkes Barre Movies 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, party rooms, high-back rocking chairs and a concession area.
The City Food Tours Philadelphia offers five different tours including Flavors of Philly, Tastes of Northern Lights, Craft Beer and Artisanal Cheese Tasting, Ethnic Eats Tour, and Decadent Gourmet Tour. On each tour, participants are taken to five locations for a sampling of the food.
The Hard Rock Café in Philadelphia offers fun, food, and music for the whole family. A themed menu, music memorabilia, and live entertainment from bands and the wait staff all make Hard Rock one of the biggest restaurant attractions in the city.
Part of a chain of comedy clubs, Catch a Rising Star features a variety of comedic acts. Birthday parties and other celebrations are welcome here. Further, the club offers training and workshops for aspiring comedians.
449 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 36% Off Admission to National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to the US Constitution, the National Constitution Center operates as a museum, a national town hall and a focal point of civic education through interactive exhibits, live performances and historic artifacts.
Carnegie Lake is easily accessible for visitors interested in outdoor recreation. The clear blue water offers ample room for canoes, kayaks, and swimmers. It is also perfect for walking or biking. Parking is plentiful and the scenery is bountiful.