Maryland February 06, 2016
Here Are 15 Awesome Things You Can Do In Maryland… Without Opening Your Wallet
Sometimes we crave a fun adventure, but our wallets say different. Even if yours is full of more dust than dollars, there are still plenty of activities to do in our state at no charge. Here are 15 awesome things you can do in Maryland that are all free, but still entertaining.
1) Visit an art gallery.
Pictured here is
The Baltimore Museum of Art
, where general admission is free. There are numerous other free art galleries throughout Maryland. Perfect activity for a rainy day as well.
2) Take a stroll through Brookside Gardens.
This floral fantasy is located in Wheaton and admission is free. This is the perfect place to snap some Spring photos and be ever so thankful that Winter is finally gone. More information
3) Head to the Days End Farm Horse Rescue.
This Woodbine farm rehabilitates horses and prepares them for adoption. Farm tours are available to the public every day of the year from 9am to 4pm. Tours are always free but donations are accepted to support the rescue program. Website
4) Visit the animals at the Salisbury Zoo.
With a variety of birds, sloths, bears and more, this is a great option to spend a day. Admission is always free and they also accept donations to keep the animals and their habitats in peak condition.
Salisbury Zoo Website
5) Explore the trails of Battle Creek Cypress Swamp.
Pictured here is the Wetland Boardwalk. The Nature Center includes interpretive exhibits and there are also picture perfect places here for a family picnic. Visit their website
. Located in Prince Frederick.
6) Go window shopping in Historic Ellicott City.
Ellicott City is full of antique shops with unique items. Stepping foot in a few of these stores is like taking a trip back in time. They also have amazing window displays year-round.
Ellicott City Website
7) Bike or jog along the C & O Canal.
Stretching 184.5 miles long, the canal starts in DC and ends in Cumberland. Click
for the canal bicycling guide.
8) Take a day trip to the beach.
Most Maryland beaches are free of charge, including Ocean City. If you're close enough to take a day trip, do it! Sometimes a tiny getaway is just what the doctor ordered. Check out
of free Ocean City activities!
9) Be a bookworm at the local library.
Spend an afternoon reading at the library. Most libraries also have free events that just may interest you.
10) Take a scenic drive through Western Maryland.
In the old days, people would take a leisurely drive just for the heck of it. These days, we're always rushing to get from point A to point B as fast as possible. Take a day to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the mountains. This is especially recommended during autumn, when the trees are painted with splashes of color.
11) Explore the U.S. Naval Academy Museum.
Located in Annapolis, this museum is full of knowledge about our country's military history. It's open daily and always free to the public. Check out their website
12) Catch an outdoor flick.
During the warm months, there are several cities in Maryland that offer free movies on the lawn. Pictured here is North Beach's "Movies on the Beach."
13) Enjoy the Maryland scenery from an epic overlook.
Maryland is full of great views throughout the state. This particular picture was taken at Chimney Rock in Catoctin Mountain Park, just one of the many high points in Frederick County. For even more impressive views in Frederick County, click
14) Take a walk through the historic Green Mount Cemetery.
Grave sites here include Johns Hopkins and John Wilkes Booth, among several other famous historic figures. This cemetery is also full of unique tombstones unlike any other. Find out more information
15) Get outdoors and have a photo shoot with Mother Nature.
You'll be amazed at what little details you discover, and gain more appreciation for the beauty of the Old Line State.
What are your favorite things to do in Maryland when your bank account is small, but you’re up for a BIG adventure? Share in the comments below, so we can all take notes for a fun year! 🙂