Worth the Trip | A Guide to Nearby Getaways | NBC4 Washington
Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Aquarium in NJ Welcomes Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling

As hospitals welcomed the first babies of 2017, the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey, greeted its own new arrival: a baby loggerhead sea turtle.

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 1:37 PM

10 Sensational NY Theater Performances of 2016

Friday, Dec 30, 2016 at 6:11 AM

Welcoming 2017: Your Ultimate NYE Roundup

Welcoming 2017: Your Ultimate NYE Roundup

It’s time to ring in the New Year, so why not make it fun? Leave 2016 behind with these dining options, parties, clubs and family-themed events in the D.C. area. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 5:48 AM

All Virginia State Parks Open for Free on New Year's Day

All Virginia State Parks Open for Free on New Year's Day

Nature lovers, rejoice. All of Virginia's 37 state parks will be offering free admission on New Year's Day. Read »

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 6:26 AM

Baltimore's Lewis Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Kwanzaa

Baltimore's Lewis Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Kwanzaa

An event Friday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum commemorates the creation of Kwanzaa by Maryland native Maulana Karenga. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 5:59 PM
By Yan Shi

Tour MGM's Casino, Restaurants, Christmas Decor

Come take a sneak peek inside the MGM National Harbor before it opens Thursday...View gallery »

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 6:23 PM
By Sara Moniuszko

Seen at MGM National Harbor's Opening Night

Didn’t make it to the opening night of MGM National Harbor? Check out some photos...View gallery »

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Before You Go All In: Getting to MGM Nat'l Harbor

If you're looking to visit the new MGM National Harbor casino, we’ve broken down what you need to know in order to get there without a hitch. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 12:57 PM
By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: A Reason for Any Season at Hillwood Estate

A visit to the former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and...View gallery »

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 2:55 PM
By Chelsea Cirruzzo, Megan Yoder, Lexie Schapitl

15 Christmas & Winter Weekend Getaways

You could spend winter bundled up at home... or you could go to these spas...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.