- The list below includes 407 free or cheap things to do in or near Meriden, Connecticut, including 117 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Walking Trails, Art Gallery and Paintball.
- From Hubbard Park to Meriden Linear Trails, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Meriden and in nearby cities within 25 miles like New Haven, Hartford, West Hartford and Hamden.
Meriden's Hubbard Park, sometimes called Hubbard State Park, is a municipal area with free amenities for visitors. The park spans 1800 acres. Its central feature is a stone tower that rises more than 30 feet into the air and affords gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape.
Meriden Linear Trails is a developing network of linear trails that will connect all parts of the local community through multi-purpose walking and hiking trails. The aim is to provide safe means of non-motorized, recreational transportation around the community.
A 40-lane bowling center, Wallingford Bowl offers synthetic lanes and automatic scoring suitable for open and league bowlers. The center provides a snack bar, cosmic bowling and arcade games along with a full bar and lounge.
Holiday Stadium 10 Cinemas is a movie theater that seeks to provide an entertaining and affordable movie viewing experience to its guests. The theater offers different specials, including matinee pricing and student discounts.
Wallingford Park & Recreation is a system of areas designated to the community. Some areas include a dog park, gardens to stroll through, and parks with amenities like ball courts, playgrounds, and ball fields.