- 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.
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Clara Barton National Historic Site is the first of its kind being dedicated to the life and accomplishments of a woman. It preserves the historic home of Clara Barton who founded the American Red Cross.
Glen Echo Park is a local art and culture center where visitors can participate in a number of workshops for visual and performing arts. The park also contains many attractions such as a Spanish-style ballroom, an antique carousal, children's theaters and more.
89% 9 votes
2500 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910 MoreLess Info
At the National Museum of Health & Medicine, visitors can study both on-site and virtual exhibits. The location contains historical, anatomical, and neuroanatomical collections as well as a historical archive and a human development anatomy center.
87% 23 votes
George Washington Memorial Parkway, McLean, VA 22101 MoreLess Info
The George Washington Memorial Parkway is a scenic driving route stretching 25 miles long along the Potomac River. Views of local wildlife including deer and bald eagles are featured along with trails and national landmarks.
98% 161 votes
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 MoreLess Info
Designed in Art Deco architecture, AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center features a variety of movie formats from 16-70 mm film with digital projection. The latest films are shown in three theaters, with the largest seating 400 people.
8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 MoreLess Info
Featuring room for 2,000 spectators, The Fillmore is a music venue that is host to a number of live performances throughout the year. The venue offers general admission standing room only seating that provides an intimate and entertaining concert experience.
80% 5 votes
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910 MoreLess Info
In an effort to build community through the arts, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center exists to give artists of all ages an outlet to create. Guests can enjoy glass making, paper creation, screen printing and painting classes.
Situated on 24.2 acres, Jesup Blair Local Park is home to a 1850s mansion that was most recently used as low-income housing. The park features basketball and tennis courts, a soccer field, a playground, walking trails and picnic areas.