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Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 vacation, Virginia can give you the wide open outdoors that your office plant just can’t match.View gallery »

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  • The Historic Triangle
  • Virginia Wineries
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Glass House Winery

Glass House Winery is located minutes from Charlottesville and features a tropical conservatory, private lake and mountain views that set it apart from most wineries in Virginia.View gallery »

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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:28 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

Check out our picks for fun in and around the town of Columbia, Pennsylvania that just might get you on the road this summer: Read »

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 3:50 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg Winery: a 2014 Virginia Gold Cup winner and home to the best-selling Virginia wine, Governors White.View gallery »

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Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Laurita Winery

We traveled off the beaten path to a small town with a big winery: Laurita Winery in New Egypt, N.J.View gallery »

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Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Laurita Winery

Wine Wednesday: Laurita Winery

Laurita Winery welcomes you to New Jersey and plenty of two-stepping dancing parties. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Stone Tower Winery

Wine Wednesday: Stone Tower Winery

Get ready, Northern Virginia -- in about a year you'll be in the midst of one of the most appealing wineries in Loudoun County when Stone Tower's new tasting room is finished. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Leaves of Grass Vineyard

Wine Wednesday: Leaves of Grass Vineyard

Meet one of Loudoun County's newest wineries: Leaves of Grass Vineyards in Middleburg, Va. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Blenheim Vineyards

Wine Wednesday: Blenheim Vineyards

Rock stars sure know how to grow good grapes. Welcome to Dave Matthews' Blenheim Vineyards. Read »

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Albemarle Ciderworks

This family-run cidery and tasting room features varieties of apples that thrive in Albemarle County, Va.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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Authors
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.