Free in Bethesda — where can you spend the day on a budget?

The Enclave in Silver Springs offers apartments near Bethesda, allowing residents to explore the local area with ease. There are many free things to do for individuals, couples, and families on a budget. Enjoying a nature walk or cycle in a national park won’t cost you anything. If you have kids or a four-legged friend, you’ll find parks and recreation areas to explore. 

Cabin John Regional Park

Cabin John Regional Park is a lovely place for a day out. Pack a picnic and head off on a five-mile hike that provides amazing local area views. The well-maintained trail is also suitable for cycling. The area also offers spaces for free or low-cost activities such as a picnic area, skating rink, campground, playground, and tennis courts. 

Cabin John Regional Park also includes a dog park where your pet can play and mingle with other dogs while you chat with other dog lovers. The area is safe to let your dog off the lead, and there’s a supply of fresh water so your pet won’t become overheated. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Caroline Freeland Urban Park

Take your children to the Caroline Freeland Urban Park, where there’s a fun playground with swing sets, slides, and a large climbing structure. A covered picnic area is close by for when the children are tired and need some refreshments or lunch—a perfect place for family picnics. 

Elm Street Park

Alternatively, head to Elm Street Park, which has similar amenities. The two-acre park is an excellent place for a walk or cycle. You can also check out the “Girl with Hoop” statue created by sculptor Jenny Read.

McCrillis Gardens

If you’re interested in plants, a visit to McCrillis Gardens will be worth your while. You’ll find a selection of trees, flowers, and shrubs artfully arranged by botanical art students. Each flower and plant has been specially selected to add color or texture to the garden year-round. 

Ratner Museum

At the Ratner Museum, you can learn all about religion and the Hebrew Bible through the medium of art. The displays are hands-on and include sculptures and paintings as well as children’s books. There’s also a lovely sculpture outside the museum. 

Apartments Near Bethesda

Enclave in Silver Springs is located near Bethesda and has many free things to do. Living in these luxury apartments near Bethesda will give you an excellent lifestyle with access to local amenities and fine dining restaurants. 

If you’d like to find out more or want to schedule a tour, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Enclave at (301) 232-0420.

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