- The list below includes 669 free or cheap things to do in or near Medford, Massachusetts, including 110 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Skating Rinks, Bowling and Playgrounds.
- From Cummings Park to Barry Playground, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Medford and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Lowell, Cambridge and Salem.
Popular during the summer months, the Holland Memorial Pool is a public swimming pool run by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Visitors to the pool enjoy cooling off from the heat by swimming and relaxing in the water.
Somerville's Legoland Discovery Center is an indoor kids' fun place that takes its theme from the popular building block toys. The center features rides, a 4D cinema, and a variety of other hands-on fun for kids.
Life-size art is Cyrus Dallin Art Museum's specialty. The large sculptures of Native Americans, women, animals, and key members of America's history will bring history back to life right in front of you.
A community gathering spot, Spy Pond Park is an ideal place for bird watching and water sports such as canoeing or kayaking. With a walking trail, picnic area and playground, it is also frequented by families with young children.
Designed as a safe, fun place for dogs, Thorndike Field Dog Park provides ample space for running, jumping and playing. It also offers pet-friendly drinking fountains, obstacle courses and comfortable seating for pet owners.
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.
Craft beer Night Shift Brewing is a small-batch brewery house. Patrons can bring their own food and partake in sampling seasonal, year-round or specialty beers that are hand-bottled and poured on draft in small pours, flights or large pour servings.
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.