- The list below includes 502 free or cheap things to do in or near Washington, D.C., including 119 different types of inexpensive activities like Monuments, History Museums, Art Museum and Bus Tours.
- From National Mall to Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Washington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Arlington, Silver Spring, Bethesda and Reston.
Group and walking tours take visitors through an exploration of the effects and lifecycles of illegal drugs, and the history of the country's Drug Enforcement Agency, at the DEA Museum & Visitors Center.
The Clarendon Dog Park is a community-based neighborhood park that is covered in a mix of soft gravel and grass. One of the most popular features of the dog park are large fountains that the canines can run through and play in.
Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse is a combination of a theater and club, where patrons can watch movies as well as live comedy shows from their tables. The theater features bar food and drinks, wine and spirits.
Spanning a total of four acres, Quincy Park is a public park that offers a number of amenities for visitors to enjoy. These amenities include six tennis courts, a volleyball court, a basketball court, and numerous picnic areas.
Spread across nearly four acres of space, the Fort Barnard Park features standard park amenities like a children's playground, picnic shelter, and a walking path. This park also maintains a complete baseball field with player benches and a basketball court.
A 34-lane bowling center, Bowlmor Bethesda provides a venue suitable for open bowling, birthday parties and private events. It offers an arcade, two sports bars, glow blowing, television screens at the end of each lane and a full-service restaurant.