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Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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By NBC Washington

Bao Bao's Last Day in DC: Your Zoo Visit Survival Guide

Planning to visit the National Zoo's 3-year-old giant panda before she makes her...View gallery »

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:01 AM

National Parks Free for Presidents Day

National Parks Free for Presidents Day

National parks will be free Monday in honor of Presidents Day. Read »

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 4:53 PM

13 Ways to Enjoy DC's Spring-Like Weather This Long Weekend

13 Ways to Enjoy DC's Spring-Like Weather This Long Weekend

Storm Team4 predicts temps will be in the upper 60s both Saturday and Sunday. Here’s a roundup of some fun ways to enjoy this weekend’s unusual February warmth. Read »

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Alexandria Restaurant Week Kicks Off

Alexandria Restaurant Week Kicks Off

Couldn't make it to D.C. Restaurant Week? Here's one way to solve your sadness: Head to Alexandria, where 70 local eateries are participating in Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week now through Feb. 26. Read »

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Newborn Giraffe Makes Arrival at Maryland Zoo

Newborn Giraffe Makes Arrival at Maryland Zoo

Born Feb. 6, the little one is the first giraffe to be born at the zoo in Baltimore in more than 20 years. Read »

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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By Carissa Dimargo

Newborn Giraffe Makes Arrival at Maryland Zoo

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Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 9:07 AM

Valentines From Loveville Come Postmarked With Love

Valentines From Loveville Come Postmarked With Love

The Loveville post office, with only about 300 regular postal customers, is one of 37 romantically named branches across the United States - from Bridal Veil, Ore., to Venus, Fla.; from Loving, N.M., to... Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 4:17 PM

When Will the Cherry Blossoms Bloom? Think March, Not April!

The mild winter may bring an early cherry blossom bloom in D.C., a National Park Service spokesman said Tuesday. Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 4:48 PM

First Passes for 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit Now Available

First Passes for 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit Now Available

Free timed passes for the artist Yayaoi Kusama's much-anticipated exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden became available at noon Monday. Read »

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 1:24 PM
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By Jordan Murray, Darlene Aderoju

10 Valentine's Day Weekend Getaway Ideas

Need to get away? We've got you. Check out these local resorts and hotels that...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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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.