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Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 7:32 AM

Spend a Night in a Historical C&O Canal Lockhouse

Fans of living history take note: Historical lockhouses are now available for rental along the C&O Canal. Read »

Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Spring in Bloom at Longwood Gardens

Spring in Bloom at Longwood Gardens

A land of 240,000 tulips in bloom is a land we'd like to visit. Luckily, Longwood Gardens expects their tulips to stick around until late May -- so we still have plenty of time to hit the road. Read »

Monday, Apr 6, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Local Farmers' Markets Return, Expand Hours for Spring

Local Farmers' Markets Return, Expand Hours for Spring

Warm weather's not the only thing that's back in the area! This week marks the reopening of one of the best parts of spring: farmers' markets. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 5:09 PM

Ford's Theatre Displays Lincoln Artifacts

Ford's Theatre Displays Lincoln Artifacts

April 14, 2015 marks 150 years since John Wilkes Booth's bullet struck President Abraham Lincoln during a performance of "Our American Cousin." Ford's Theatre, the site of it all, will honor Lincoln this spring... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 at 11:32 AM
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By Alexandra Givan

PHOTOS: Ford's Theatre Displays Lincoln Artifacts

April 14, 2015 marks 150 years since John Wilkes Booth's bullet struck President... See Full Gallery »

Friday, Apr 3, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Six Flags Opens for Spring Break

Six Flags Opens for Spring Break

Six Flags America in Landover, Maryland is open for the season -- and "spring break" at the theme park is being celebrated through April 12, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your favorite roller coasters... Read »

Friday, Mar 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM

Your Easter Egg Hunt Roundup

Your Easter Egg Hunt Roundup

Pastel-colored eggs camouflaged by spring-green grass can be difficult to find. Luckily, Easter egg hunts themselves are far from hidden in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 at 1:26 PM

9 Cherry Blossom Events You Won't Want to Miss

9 Cherry Blossom Events You Won't Want to Miss

Spring's finally arrived, and that means we have a lot to look forward to: blue skies, short sleeves, ridiculously long lines at car washes... and, of course, the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Spring Wildflower Viewing in Shenandoah Valley

Spring Wildflower Viewing in Shenandoah Valley

Get on the road and explore one of Virginia's best spots for wild flower views. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 at 3:19 PM

Annapolis Film Fest Is March 26-29

Annapolis Film Fest Is March 26-29

Explore a world of creativity at this year's Annapolis Film Festival, March 26-29. The fest features 70+ films and celeb guests. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. 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: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.