10 Things to Do in Montgomery County for $10 or Less

Don’t miss these ten activities under $10 if you’re spending the summer in beautiful Montgomery County!

1. Capital Bike Share

Breeze around the county’s new bike lanes or rustic roads on a Capital Bike Share bicycle this summer.

$2.00 for a 30-minute trip, $8 for a whole day.


2. Dentzel Carousel

Ride on Glen Echo’s historic 1921 carousel this summer. The carousel operates from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets are $1.25 per ride.


3. Free Outdoor Concerts

Dance, sway, jump, or just listen to all kinds of live music at free outdoor concerts around the county. Rio Summer ConcertsBethesda Summer Concert SeriesFriday Night Live and Nando’s Spicy Saturday Night Concerts all began in May.


Photo courtesy Montgomery Parks

4. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool

Water slides, a “Lazy River”, and a separate tot pool and lawn areas make the pool enjoyable for people of all ages. Currently open noon-6 p.m. weekends from May 26-June 15. In the summer season, June 16-August 17, the park is open 1-8 p.m. weekdays and noon-8 p.m. weekends. The pool is located on the 95-acre Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Park with tennis courts, ball fields, a playground and small lake.

County residents pay $5-7 for admission, non-residents pay $8-10.


5. Glen Echo Art Walk

Walk through gardens of flowers, watch artists blow glass and carve stone, and eye pieces for sale at the Glen Echo Art Walk. Held the first Friday of every month through September, you can visit this Friday, June 1 from 6-8 p.m.


6. Hiking

Take advantage of the county’s natural beauty by hiking at C&O Canal National Park or Seneca Creek State Park.

Spending time outside is free!


7. Kingfisher Pontoon Boat Tours

Glide over Little Seneca Lake Saturdays, Sundays and holidays May through September. Tours leave at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. from the boat rental dock.

Tickets are $5 for a regular boat tour and $6 for a private boat tour.

Photo courtesy Montgomery Parks

8. Free Zumba at RIO
Move to Latin rhythms to improve your balance, flexibility, strength and energy every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. on the Lakefront Plaza near Uncle Julio’s at RIO Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg.



9. Shakespeare in the Garden

Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Brookside Gardens. Sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens, this professional production is designed to entertain all ages. Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.


Photo courtesy Montgomery Parks

10. Cabin John Ice Rink

Skate around the Cabin John Ice Rink this summer with friends and family of all ages.

Admission under $10 for all ages.

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2 Responses to “10 Things to Do in Montgomery County for $10 or Less”

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    On June 1, 2018 at 12:13 pm responded with... #

    Be careful! The capital bikeshare will run you close to $100 if you keep it out all day! It’s $8 for a 24 hour membership, where you get unlimited 30 minute rides. If you have it out for longer than 30 minutes, you get charged usage fees that add up quick!

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    On June 1, 2018 at 2:29 pm responded with... #

    I would like to see the moco guy make this list

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