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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 »

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Folklife Fest Brings Basque Country, Sounds of Calif. to DC

Folklife Fest Brings Basque Country, Sounds of Calif. to DC

Head to the National Mall to find the culture and flavors of Basque Country and the sounds of California at this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Read »

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Maryland Live! Casino to Add $200M Hotel, Events Center

Maryland Live! Casino to Add $200M Hotel, Events Center

A $200 million expansion of the Maryland Live! Casino will add a 17-story hotel, massive concert venue, luxurious spa and many more amenities to the largest gaming center in the state, casino officials announced... Read »

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 5:02 PM

Fireworks Finder: Fourth of July in the DC Area

Fireworks Finder: Fourth of July in the DC Area

The battle of the booms is on again this year, as tons of spots in and around the District celebrate Independence Day with parades, fireworks and family activities. Read »

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Trillectro 2016 Lineup Announced

Trillectro 2016 Lineup Announced

Kid Cudi and Rae Sremmurd will headline the fifth annual Trillectro Music Festival coming up Aug. 27, the event organizers announced Wednesday. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Colonial Williamsburg Considers Adding Hamilton Actors

Colonial Williamsburg Considers Adding Hamilton Actors

If you just can't wait until Hamilton hits D.C. in 2018, you may soon be able to find the likeness of the United States' first treasury secretary in an equally tourist-heavy location -- Colonial Williamsburg. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Quicken Loans National: What to Know If You Go

Quicken Loans National: What to Know If You Go

Headed to the Quicken Loans National golf tournament in Bethesda this week? Here's what to know before you go. 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.