Washington DC on a Budget

Welcome to the Capital of Free

No city provides as many world-class activities for free as Washington DC. With unmatched access to incredible free museums, monuments, memorials and one-of-a-kind events, DC is in a class by itself. Discover your own free adventure in the nation’s capital from the categories below, and make sure to see what free events are going on right now.

Free Things to Do: The Very Best of
Washington DC

Discover the best free experiences, attractions and things to do in the nation's capital.

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Free Things to Do:
Museums in Washington DC

Find out why DC is the capital of free museums and interactive exhibits, groundbreaking cultural museums and art.

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Free Things to Do: Outdoor Activities in Washington DC

The District is filled with plenty of outdoor adventures that won’t cost you a cent.

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Free Things to Do:
Arts & Culture in Washington DC

From galleries and museums to Instagram-worthy sites and funky festivals, the District has it all.

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Getting around Washington DC

Explore budget-friendly ways to move around the US Capital.

Some more highlights

If you want to immerse yourself in the spirit of the city.

Free Things to Do: Off the Beaten Path in Washington DC

Check out these free hidden gems and snap them.

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Free Things to Do: History & Heritage in Washington DC

Pay tribute to American history and heritage at these memorials and museums.

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Free Things to Do: Events, Festivals & More in Washington DC

Plan on enjoying plenty of museum exhibits, events and festivals.

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More budget saving offers

Register early

Register before February 21, 2023 to benefit from early bird rates.

Book through us

Book your hotel through us and enjoy the special prices.

Group hotel booking

Let us help make your experience smoother and more enjoyable.

An affordable culinary adventure in the middle of Washington DC

Experience tasteful wines, the freshest seafood, the finest prime steak, and genuine service. We have gathered some resources to help you find affordable wine and dine places during your stay in the US Capital. Use this link to find the best deals for when you are in town.

Budget-friendly places

https://dc.eater.com/maps/best-cheap-food-restaurants-affordable-dining-dc

https://washington.org/visit-dc/affordable-budget-friendly-cheap-dining-in-washington-dc

https://travelnoire.com/the-best-cheap-eats-of-washington-dc

https://freetoursbyfoot.com/best-cheap-eats-in-dc/

https://www.opentable.com/lists/best-cheap-eats/washington-dc

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