DC's iconic cherry blossoms. Photo by Kate Oczypok With the country changing drastically these last few weeks, it's been hard to bring you what we usually do—great deals and affordable things to do in the DC area. We decided to get a bit more creative at DC on the Cheap. We're bringing you news and ways to navigate the coronavirus crisis. With the news of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser closing … [Read more...] about Places to see the Cherry Blossoms that are Not the Tidal Basin
The National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place every March and April in DC. Women's History Celebration at the DAR Museum - Celebrate American women who made their mark. There will be activities, crafts, games and more and free admission. Girl Scouts can have the opportunity to earn a badge too. (Sat. 3/14 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)The 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival - From March 20th through … [Read more...] about 7 Cheap Things to Do in DC in March 2020
Be sure to check out the National Theater's Saturday Morning Series in the Helen Hayes Gallery. It is geared to 4-10-year-olds and is offered twice on Saturday, at 9:30 and 11:30. Tickets are free but must be reserved ahead of time. Some additional tickets, if available, will be given out the morning of the production. Check here for more information. … [Read more...] about Free Tickets to Saturday Kids’ Shows at the National Theater
National Postal Museum. Sounds dull, right? Nothing could be further from the truth! Below are some of the fun activities for kids and interesting exhibits for adults. What's more, you can park next door (not free) at Union Station and walk to the museum, which is one of the lesser known parts of the Smithsonian Institution. For Kids Watch how stamps were made 100 years ago on the Spider … [Read more...] about Free Fun at the National Postal Museum
Summer fitness is back! Enjoy free fitness classes presented by Gold's Gym beginning on Saturday, May 5th. Classes include cardio boxing, hip hop dance, yoga, and more! Start your Saturday with free yoga on the Plaza from 10am-11am. Summer Fitness brought to you by Gold’s Gym. … [Read more...] about Free Fitness Classes on the Plaza at the National Harbor
While the Presidential monuments, war memorials, Smithsonian museums, National Zoo, and Arlington Cemetery should be on anyone's wish list of must see things to see and do in Washington, there are many other worthy adventures to be had in the city. Here are 10 other recommendations, in no particular order: l. Visit the Holocaust Museum. Granted it can be … [Read more...] about More Free Things to See and Do in D.C.
The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100thanniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War with a new free, online webinar series highlighting some of the Library’s most remarkable World War I resources, including documents, photographs, maps, and personal stories collected through the Veterans History Project. The five-part series of 40-minute talks will present discussions … [Read more...] about Library of Congress Launches Free WWI Webinar Series
Summers in the Washington, D.C. area can be brutally hot and humid. There is no better outdoor fun than to enjoy the day swimming or splashing around in the cool waters of the many splash fountains scattered around the city. Here is a list of the main locations for you to visit this summer. We'll add more as we discover them. Palisades Spray Park - 5200 Sherier Place … [Read more...] about Splash Fountains/Pools in or Near Washington, D.C.