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Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Disney Announces New Attractions, Name of Star Wars Land

Disney Announces New Attractions, Name of Star Wars Land

During its fan exposition D23 in Anaheim, Disney officials on Saturday revealed details of planned attractions at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and at its Florida theme parks Walt Disney World, Epcot... Read »

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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By Julie Gallagher, Courtney Rozen, Carissa DiMargo

10 Places to Swim If You Want to Avoid Bay Bridge Traffic

Rivers, lakes and bays: Here's where to go when you want to swim in a natural...View gallery »

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 4:16 PM

Your Guide to County Fairs in the DMV

Your Guide to County Fairs in the DMV

County fairs are a summertime essential pretty much everywhere, and the DMV is no exception. Celebrate with tons of food, unique contests, live entertainment and carnival rides all summer long. Read »

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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By Julie Gallagher

Top 10 Places to Hike in the DMV

Time to step off of the treadmill and out of the gym! Get your daily workout...View gallery »

Friday, Jul 14, 2017 at 3:33 PM
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By Kyle Rempfer

Get a Look at the 'Game of Thrones' Pop-up Bar in DC

The creators of Miracle on 7th Street and the Cherry Blossom Bar have crafted...View gallery »

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:37 AM

Free Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Free Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Have you ever wanted to take in a movie while lying underneath the stars? Well, here's your chance. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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By Arielle Hixson, Yvonne Ivey, Carissa DiMargo

10 Places to Cool Off Within 100 Miles of DC

Summer's swelter has arrived! Whether you're looking for the best local water...View gallery »

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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By Jocelyn Rubin, NBC Washington

Top 10 Virginia Getaways for Summer

Whether you're going for a last-minute day trip, a weekend escape or a lengthy...View gallery »

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 3:57 PM

MAP: Cool Off at DC-Area Swimming Pools

Cannonball! Pools across the D.C. area are now open to swimmers. Read »

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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By Deanna Reid, Carissa DiMargo

Get Outta Town: Top 10 Nearby Beaches

No, Waikiki isn't on the list -- we're looking at the best beaches within an easy...View gallery »

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Worth the Trip dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.