Worth the Trip | A Guide to Nearby Getaways | NBC4 Washington
Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:04 AM
By Julie Gallagher

15 NJ Towns Perfect for a Summery Getaway

Looking for something in driving distance but still want to get out of the DMV...View gallery »

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 3:57 PM

MAP: Cool Off at DC-Area Swimming Pools

Cannonball! Pools across the D.C. area are now open to swimmers. Read »

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Eclipse Chasers: US in for 'Otherworldly' Experience

Millions of Americans from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, will be able to see the total eclipse on Aug. 21, according to NASA. Eclipse chasers say they've been preparing for the moment for years. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Saving Fiona: Cincinnati Zoo Hippo to Star in Kids Book

A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo will now be featured in a book about her life that will be targeted toward children. NBC affiliate WLWT reports zoo director Thane Maynard is writing about the... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Stevie Wonder, Green Day to Play Global Citizen Festival

Stevie Wonder, Green Day to Play Global Citizen Festival

Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers and The Chainsmokers will perform at this year's Global Citizen Festival, an annual free event held in New York's Central Park. Special guests Pharrell... Read »

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 10:02 AM
By Courtney Rozen, Courtney Edwards

5 National Fast-Casual Restaurants With DC Roots

If you’re a D.C. resident visiting another state, you may recognize some of these...View gallery »

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:24 AM
By Julie Gallagher

Top 10 Places to Hike in the DMV

Time to step off of the treadmill and out of the gym! Summer's swelter has calmed...View gallery »

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Disney Announces New Attractions, Name of Star Wars Land

Disney Announces New Attractions, Name of Star Wars Land

During its fan exposition D23 in Anaheim, Disney officials on Saturday revealed details of planned attractions at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and at its Florida theme parks Walt Disney World, Epcot... Read »

Friday, Jul 14, 2017 at 3:33 PM
By Kyle Rempfer

Get a Look at the 'Game of Thrones' Pop-up Bar in DC

The creators of Miracle on 7th Street and the Cherry Blossom Bar have crafted...View gallery »

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:04 PM
By Deanna Reid, Carissa DiMargo

Get Outta Town: Top 10 Nearby Beaches

No, Waikiki isn't on the list -- we're looking at the best beaches within an easy...View gallery »

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.)

Got an idea worthy of being featured on Worth The Trip? Let us know! Email DCNews(at)nbcwashington.com.
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.