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Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Headed Out for July Fourth Weekend? Best Times to Leave

If you're traveling out of D.C. for the long weekend, here's when to go to avoid traffic. Read »

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Your Fourth of July Fireworks Finder

Independence Day approaches, and with it, the rush for the best seat to watch the fireworks. The annual show on the National Mall is likely to be crowded, but the good news is there are plenty of other... Read »

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 at 6:09 PM
36th Annual Celebrate Fairfax! This Weekend

36th Annual Celebrate Fairfax! This Weekend

Crews are setting up for the 36th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival the event will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at 12000 Government... Watch »

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:15 AM
North Beach: Exploring a Local Gem

North Beach: Exploring a Local Gem

The unofficial start to summer is here. This Memorial Day weekend many will be flocking to the beaches to kick off the holiday. News 4's Megan McGrath went to North Beach and shares what you and your family can... Watch »

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:52 PM
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By Julie Gallagher

DC Street Art You'll Want to Post on Instagram ASAP

Sure, D.C. has an extensive selection of art museums and galleries you can visit, but often you don't even need to step foot inside one to see some of the most captivating art in the city.View gallery »

  • The Watermelon House by Rob Banaszak and Wade Wilson
Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:31 AM

Top 10 Beaches in the US for 2017 Revealed

Florida’s Siesta Beach, “with some of the finest, whitest sand in the world,” has been selected as the number one beach in America on “Dr. Beach's” 27th annual Top 10 Beach List.View gallery »

  • 1. Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida
  • 2. Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaii
  • 3. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks of North Carolina
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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By Julie Gallagher

7 East Coast Music Festivals You Won't Want to Miss

Summer is quickly approaching, which means that music festival season is also right around the corner. We've rounded up seven of the East Coast's most popular music festivals.View gallery »

  • Broccoli City
  • Moogfest
  • Boston Calling
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Schedule Set for Washington Redskins Training Camp

Schedule Set for Washington Redskins Training Camp

The Washington Redskins have announced their schedule for this summer's training camp in Richmond. Read »

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Heading to the Beach? Try These Shortcuts

Hitting the beach always sounds like a pretty good idea, but dealing with the traffic can be a headache. Read »

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:52 PM
Family-Friendly Wineries Welcome Kids

Family-Friendly Wineries Welcome Kids

Some local wineries are welcoming the whole family, including kids, Washingtonian Magazine reports. News4's Angie Goff reports on changes being made. Watch »

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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.