Free Things To Do

Sometimes you just need to find something fun to do without breaking your bank. What better way to spend a day than by not spending money?

Here is a list of 10 things we’ve compiled for you about Free Things To Do in Cambridge, Massachusetts! You’ll find free activities, free events, and even free date night ideas all in Cambridge and Boston.

The Charles River Cambridge Boston free things to do

The Charles River, photo by Amy Hannon

1. Harvard Museum of Natural History¬†– We think this should be on everyone’s Cambridge to-do list. With many exciting exhibits and lots of fun for the whole family, what else could you be looking for?

2. Take a walk on the Charles River. Perfect for date night, you can have a picnic, go for a run, go people watching, or otherwise enjoy all Cambridge and Boston have to offer at the Charles River.

3. Harvard Yard – After strolling around the Charles River, take a look at Harvard Yard. Breathe in the academia, and walk around to see art from Harvard University‘s most talented students.

4. Minuteman Bikeway – This is our favorite. You’ll bike around a 10 mile path that’s not only beautiful, but historical, too. Bike all around Paul Revere’s historic “The British are coming!” path. You can yell, “The Bikers are coming!” The Bikers are coming!

MIT_Campus free things to do

MIT’s Stata Center

5. Stata Center – Just looking at a picture of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Stata Center is breathtaking. But why stop at a photo? Go yourself! Admission is free (of course! it’s on our list!). Lo and behold, you can take your own photos, too.

6. See Cambridge’s many parks and playgrounds. Perfect for picnics in beautiful spring weather or for taking the kids to have some fun, Cambridge’s parks and playgrounds are a must-see on your trip.

7. Go to Fanueil Hall! This is where history was made! See iconic Paul Revere statues and breathtaking cobblestone roads. You’ll also have the opportunity to see fantastic street performers, such as acrobats, magicians, and jugglers, oh my! There’s a reason Fanueil Hall is one of the most visited places in the United States. So go! Today!

8. Go to the Longfellow National Historic Site, the preservation site of author Henry W. Longfellow’s home. Did you know that George Washington used this building as headquarters in 1776? The more you know.

9. Mt. Auburn Cemetery – We know. We think it’s weird there’s a cemetery on the list too, but you have to go, we promise. Take a beautiful, breathtaking walk in this national historic landmark cemetery. You will be able to visit the graves of many greats, including Mary Baker Eddy, Harriet Jacobs, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Amy Lowell.

Free Things To Do Wrap-Up

10. Drumroll, please! The last stop on our Free Things To Do in Cambridge list is…. Harvard Square! We have a whole section on what to do in Harvard Square, so click and see what you can do.