February’s Top Free or Low-Cost Events in DC, NYC and PHL!
Looking for inspiration for FREE or low-cost events happening within DC, NYC and Philadelphia? Amtrak has got you covered for the month of February, especially President’s Day weekend.
So hop on our Northeastern trains and make the most of your long weekend!
Kid’s Night on Broadway in New York City, NY
Ever wanted to go see a Broadway show in NYC but did not want to break the bank? Well lucky for you, Kids Night on Broadway is back! On February 26th, people age 18 and under can see a Broadway show for FREE with an accompanied full-paying adult. This ticket also includes discounts on restaurants, parking and more. Be sure to check out which shows you and your family want to see before they are sold out!
Bonus: A late Valentine’s Day gift is better than no gift at all! Check out NYC Off-Broadway show tickets, where you and your significant other can each attend the show for the price of one ticket! Act FAST, this promotion is over on February 24th!
Flatiron District Walking Tour in New York City, NY
Have you ever heard or seen a picture of that tall, super flat structure on 5th Ave in NYC? The one that goes by the name of The Flatiron Building? Did you know they do FREE 90-minute walking tours around the district? It’s true! You can enjoy a complimentary walking tour of the Flatiron District and learn about the rich history of some of the most famous buildings in NYC. This weekend, they are hosting a Present’s Day-themed tour on February 18th that highlights our nation’s Presidents who worked, lived and gathered in the Flatiron District!
No registration is required, but comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Click the link above to find out more information about when and where to meet.
Tutor Place, Washington D.C.
It’s President’s Day Weekend, and in honor of Present Washington’s birthday, you have the chance to visit Tudor Place, the only house museum that has families ties to the Washington’s for only a BUCK! That’s right, it only costs a whopping $1, or rather a “Washington Dollar,” to dive into the historic culture of our first President of the U.S.A.! Take advantage of this amazing cultural opportunity that only lasts until February 28th!
Bonus: If you are headed down to DC for President’s Day Weekend, make sure you head over to George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia on February 18th for a FREE ticket to his historic home!
George Washington Birthday Parade in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
If you are looking to explore Old Town Alexandria, look no further! The annual George Washington Birthday Parade is taking place on Monday, February 18th. This parade includes floats, horses, wagons, antique vehicles and so much more! This parade is over 96 years old and a truly historic moment to witness on your excursion down in the DC area. After the parade, be sure to check out the iconic cobblestone paths of King Street in Old Town as well as dine at one of the various restaurants while you are there!
National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Headed to Philly this weekend? Well, you’re in the second-best spot to celebrate Presidents Weekend! Make sure you head over to the iconic National Liberty Museum to explore how our Presidents have shaped our nation as we know it today. On February 18th, admission is pay-as-you-wish. Participate in activities such as crafting your own White House China, as well as Presidential Trivia. When you’re done, head over to Independent National Historical Park to view the Liberty Bell, as well as Independence Hall on this important day in history!
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest in Philadelphia, PA
Skate on over to the Blue Cross RiverRink this season, as they are celebrating 25 years of their winter tradition. Bundle up and wear thick socks, as this event is right on the Delaware River Waterfront. Admission to the ice skating rink is $4, with an additional $10 for skate rentals. The cold may be tough to bare, but the views definitely are not. Sip on some hot cocoa, gather around the fire pit and enjoy the lights, as well as the view of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Sit back, relax and enjoy the warmth of the heated lodge and cabins that line the waterfront. This event closes for the season on March 3rd, so don’t miss out!