- The list below includes 500 free or cheap things to do in or near Bethesda, Maryland, including 121 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Hiking Trails.
- From Cabin John Regional Park to Cabin John Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bethesda and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Washington, Arlington, Silver Spring and Reston.
Paint Nite 14405 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
Cabin John Regional Park has a well-maintained 5-mile recreational hiking and biking trail. They also have a skating rink, campgrounds, picnic and playground areas, and outdoor tennis courts, among others.
With fresh water and a safe environment, Cabin John Dog Park is considered a top dog park. Open sunrise to sunset, patrons can allow their pets to go leashless and mingle with other dogs while socializing with other dog lovers.
At Caroline Freeland Urban Park, visitors can bring their children to a playground with slides, swing sets, and a climbing structure. Next to the playground is a covered picnic area with tables for family picnics.
Battery Lane Park is an urban park that lies along a trolley line trail and offers typical amenities like a playground, park benches, and maintained restrooms. A basketball court and two fenced-in tennis courts are also available for use.
The McCrillis Gardens have been renovated to become a premier shade garden. The selected trees, shrubs, and flowers were expertly selected to provide color and texture year round and the garden is cared for by the botanical art students.
Laugh Riot at the Hyatt is a live stand-up comedy show hosted at Hyaat Regency Bethesda Hotel featuring three different comedians. The 'non-com' participants are also invited to share the stage and compete for a cash prize.