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Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 2:09 PM

'We Tell The Story': Md. Visitor Center Honors Tubman's Life

On Saturday, the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opens in Church Creek, Maryland. Read »

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 7:08 AM
By Darlene Aderoju

13 Spots to View Cherry Blossoms (Minus the Crowds)

When the cherry blossoms bloom, you can expect to face crowds of thousands who...View gallery »

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:57 PM
By Julie Gallagher

Smithsonian's Objects of Wonder' Exhibit Opens Friday

Set up to feel like a behind-the-scenes tour, the Smithsonian's "Objects of...View gallery »

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:44 PM

MAP: Md. Byway Highlights Sites From Harriet Tubman's Life

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway is a 125-mile, self-guided driving tour through the beautiful landscape Harriet Tubman once called home. Read »

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 7:06 AM

2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate spring with the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival Read »

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 1:09 PM
By Brittany Bone

10 Great New Jersey Weekend Getaways

Need a staycation? Keep these New Jersey destinations in mind for your springtime...View gallery »

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Celebrating Black History Month

Discover D.C. black history at smaller museums and unexpected spots.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 6:31 AM

C&O Canal Park Offers Program on Underground Railroad

C&O Canal Park Offers Program on Underground Railroad

The presentation, scheduled for Saturday in Williamsport, Maryland, will feature narratives from runaway slaves and African-Americans who worked on the canal from the mid-1800s to the 1920s. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:10 AM
By Arielle Hixson, NBC Washington

Top 10 Day Trips Less Than 100 Miles From DC

Where do you go when you want to get away... and also sleep in your own bed that...View gallery »

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 8:16 PM

DC-Based for Decades, Apollo 11 Capsule to Go on Road Trip

The Apollo 11 command module, which traveled more than 950,000 miles to take Americans to the moon and back in 1969, is going on a road trip, leaving the Smithsonian for the first time in more than four... Read »

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.