- The list below includes 632 free or cheap things to do in or near Newton, Massachusetts, including 111 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Playgrounds.
- From Cold Spring Park to Hammond Pond Reservation, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Newton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Lowell, Cambridge and Salem.
A multi-level park, Pierce Playground sits on over 2 acres and consists of an upper level with playground equipment and a lower level with ball fields. The park contains picnic tables, trails, a splash pad, and several courts and ball fields.
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347 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 2446 MoreLess Info
One of Brooklineâ€™s oldest surviving colonial era buildings, the Brookline Historical Society Edward Devotion House dates back to approximately 1740. The house is now a museum, and is open for tours.
Coolidge Corner Theatre is an independent movie theater that plays a selection of classic, mainstream, and indie films and has midnight showings too. The concession stand has a bar with premium beers, wines and liquors and local baked goods.
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295 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451 MoreLess Info
Open public ice skating sessions are available at the Veterans Memorial Skating Rink most weekdays and all weekend during its operating season. The indoor rink allows for even children to skate as long as they wear a helmet, and skate rentals are available for a small fee.
At Minot Playground & Rose Garden, visitors can walk through a garden that features over 320 varieties of roses. The garden hosts gardening classes that teach the basics of pruning, planting, watering, and more.
Formed by retreating glaciers, Fresh Pond Reservation refers to the kettle-hole lake and its surrounding area. A two mile perimeter road hosts biking, hiking and roller blading, and birders find many opportunities to spot local, migratory and songbirds.