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Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Hold Your Nose! Corpse Flower to Hit Peak Bloom in DC

Planning a trip to the United States Botanic Garden? You might want to plug your nose. The corpse flower, named for its smell, is expected to hit peak bloom at the garden from Thursday to Sunday Read »

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 1:52 PM

100 Things to Do This Summer in the DC Area

100 Things to Do This Summer in the DC Area

You have three months to get outside, see the sights, host some barbecues and much more -- here are 100 ways to make the most of the summer. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 at 8:45 AM

Hop-On Brew, Wine and Distillery Tours in Charlottesville

Hop-On Brew, Wine and Distillery Tours in Charlottesville

Experience the best that Charlottesville has to offer with a CVille Hop on Tour of your favorite brewery, winery or distillery. Read »

Monday, Jun 20, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Summer Concert Guide: The Can't-Miss Music This Season

Summer Concert Guide: The Can't-Miss Music This Season

Check out some noteworthy performances hitting the D.C. area this summer. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Baby Porcupine Born at National Zoo

Baby Porcupine Born at National Zoo

The National Zoo has welcomed an adorable new baby porcupine, or porcupette -- yes, this is a word. Read »

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Free Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Free Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Prep your picnic baskets, round up your friends and get ready for summer movie season in the DMV. Read »

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 7:43 AM

Map: D.C. Swimming Pools Open for Summer

Map: D.C. Swimming Pools Open for Summer

Get ready to jump in the pool! Pools in the District are open for the season. Read »

Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:51 AM

County Fairs in the DMV: Find Yours Fast!

County Fairs in the DMV: Find Yours Fast!

County fairs are a summertime staple, even in the busy DMV -- escape the city for a day trip to one of the surrounding areas, or celebrate your own county. Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 8:03 PM
Art Lovers Have Virginia Town Over a Barrel

Art Lovers Have Virginia Town Over a Barrel

A wine barrel art project highlights businesses around Purcellville, Virginia. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Rained Out? Find Rescheduled Fireworks Shows

Rained Out? Find Rescheduled Fireworks Shows

Opted out of seeing fireworks on the Fourth due to the evening's persistent rain? You've got a few more chances! Several spots in Maryland have rescheduled their fireworks shows. Read »

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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.