- 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.
Torrie's Restaurant 700 V Street Northwest, Washington, DC MoreLess Info
Cooks whip up southern-food favorites such as BBQ pork ribs , salisbury steak, homemade cornbread, and fried-chicken wings
Pickering Creek Audubon Center is a 400-acre working farm located next to Pickering Creek. Visitors can view many habitats surrounding the center including hardwood forests, marshes, meadows, wetlands, tidal creeks, and cropland.
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Store College Place, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
At the Appalachian Trail Conference Headquarters, hikers often have their pictures taken under the sign to signify that they have completed half the hike. The headquarters maintains a list of all hikers who have completed the 2,000-mile hike.
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1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, VA MoreLess Info
Visitors can view the home of four generations of the Washington family at George Washington's Birthplace. The National Monument offers tours of the home of America's first president and founding father.
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51 Towne Center Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 MoreLess Info
Splitsville Luxury Lanes & Dinner Lounge combines upscale food like kani kama krab or chicken Caesar salads with bowling. This alley also offers bowling for couples without the dinner, as well as a snack bar, and pro shop.
The historic farm of Sky Meadows forms the basis of the Sky Meadows State Park which is spread over 1,864 acres. Common activities include touring the historic home, hiking, picnicking, fishing, biking, and participating in the frequent nature and history programs.
Take a walk and enjoy the view at Annmarie Garden with your family and kids. Located at Solomons Island, this 30-acre park offers an enjoyable experience. They have an arts building, gift shop, studio school, community gallery, and more.