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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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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 »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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By Julie Gallagher

'Infinity Mirrors' Dazzles at the Hirshhorn

"Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" is now open at the Hirshhorn Museum and...View gallery »

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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By Lexie Schapitl

Exhibits Inside New African American History Museum

With thousands of artifacts, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African...View gallery »

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Tour of James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland

Sure, you've been to Mount Vernon and maybe Monticello, but have you ever taken a...View gallery »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Look Back at Local History: Fairfax Train Museum

Fairfax Station wasn't just a train station in the late 19th century; it was...View gallery »

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Presidential Getaway: Rosemont Manor

A Presidential Getaway: Rosemont Manor

Virginia is full of historic destinations, but few are as beautifully restored as Rosemont Manor, presidents have walked the halls. Read »

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:28 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

DIY Ice Cream in Pa. Dutch Country

Check out our picks for fun in and around the town of Columbia, Pennsylvania that just might get you on the road this summer: Read »

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM
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By Sery Kim, Margaret Voelzke

Alternatives to NYC's Traditional Tourist Spots

Alternatives to NYC's Traditional Tourist Spots

Here's how to explore a few alternatives to NYC's traditional touristy spots. Read »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Watch a Rocket Launch on Wallops Island

Watch a Rocket Launch on Wallops Island

Visit Wallops Island for easy access to wild ponies, wildlife and oh yeah, NASA space launches. Read »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A 3.2-Day Vacation in Philly (Really)

A 3.2-Day Vacation in Philly (Really)

Use your leftover vacation days, all 3.2 of them, for a preplanned trip to Philly. Read »

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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.