- The list below includes 660 free or cheap things to do in or near Cambridge, Massachusetts, including 111 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Bike Paths, Colleges & Universities and Specialty Museums.
- From Mt. Auburn Cemetery to Charles River, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Cambridge and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Lowell, Salem and Beverly.
Run by Harvard University, the Peabody Museum has some of the best collects of human history. See huge Native American totem poles, legacy of canoes, the art of wars throughout the ages, and tools used by our developing ancestors among many other things.
Apple Cinemas is a movie theater with a large selection of first-run movies, including Bollywood films at times. There are weekly specials and their extensive snack bar features a popsicle assortment, coffee and tea.
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Fresh Pond Entertainment Cinemas is a movie theater multiplex that shows a variety of first run Hollywood movies in full digital video and sound. The theater can be reserved for parties and special events.
Perry Park features a fenced in playground, strolling paths and a large, open field for reading, picnicking or walking the dog. This is a no off the leash park that provides a water fountain with a lower fountain for dogs.
For a peaceful and quiet skate on well-kept ice visitors check out Veterans Memorial Rink. The rink consists of one big rink and a separate smaller rink and offers open skate, hockey leagues, and skate lessons.