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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 1:21 PM
Getting a Taste of Philly at the DNC

Getting a Taste of Philly at the DNC

You can't go to Philly and not get a cheesesteak. News4 takes a break from the Democratic National Convention to get a taste of the city. Watch »

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 »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 6:18 AM

Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim Set for Wednesday

Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim Set for Wednesday

An Eastern Shore tradition celebrated by Marguerite Henry's book "Misty of Chincoteague" is marking its 91st year. 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 »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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By Arielle Hixson, Yvonne Ivey, Carissa DiMargo

Road Trip! 10 Places to Cool Off Within 100 Miles of DC

The heat is on! Whether you're looking for the best local waterparks or want to... View gallery »

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 »

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 1:06 PM
Gaze at the Stars at Shenandoah Night Skies Fest

Gaze at the Stars at Shenandoah Night Skies Fest

The beauty of the night sky in Shenandoah National Park is always breathtaking. And with this intense heat, there can be no better place to cool down in the evening than under this blanket of stars out in the... Watch »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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.