Worth the Trip | A Guide to Nearby Getaways | NBC4 Washington
Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 7:24 PM

Beloved Toy Store FAO Schwarz Makes Its Comeback in NYC

Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York. A new FAO opens Friday in Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central... Read »

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 8:35 AM
By Carissa Dimargo

Photos: LightUP Fest Brings 1 Million Lights to Loudoun Co.

LightUP Fest is now illuminating the One Loudoun town center in Ashburn, Virginia, bringing brilliant displays comprised of from more than a...View gallery »

  • Light-Up-Fest-Tour-of-Fantasy
  • lightup 2018 13
  • lightup 2018 7
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 10:43 AM
By Sophia Barnes

Washington, DC's Best Upcoming Concerts: Backstreet Boys

Craving live music? Us, too. Here are all the shows you can look forward to in D.C. — for any taste and any genre.View gallery »

  • Just Announced: Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour
  • Lake Street Dive , Nov. 9 at The Anthem
  • Los Temerarios, Nov. 10 at EagleBank Arena
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 11:25 AM
By Carissa Dimargo

Photos: 'Charlie Brown Christmas' Opening at Nat'l Harbor

Stunning ice sculptures in a winter wonderland will once again inhabit Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor, Maryland, this holiday season. This year's theme, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," will...View gallery »

  • Gaylord-National-ICE-Architecture-Charlie-Brown-(Scaletta-1919)
  • Gaylord-National-ICE-Architecture-Charlie-Brown-(Scaletta-2381)
  • Gaylord-National-ICE-Architecture-Charlie-Brown-(Scaletta-1968)
Monday, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:48 PM

Large Scale Rocket Launch to Be Visible From DC Area

Large Scale Rocket Launch to Be Visible From DC Area

East Coast residents who awake early Thursday morning and look eastward may be able to see a rocket blasting into space. Read »

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 8:15 AM

Virginia Opens New State Park in Stafford County

Virginia Opens New State Park in Stafford County

The 38th state park in Virginia has officially opened in Stafford County. Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:46 PM
Exhibit Features Artifacts From Wreckage of WWI Naval Ship

Exhibit Features Artifacts From Wreckage of WWI Naval Ship

The National Museum of the U.S. Navy has opened a new exhibit related to the World War I cruiser USS San Diego. The ship sank in July of 1918 off the coast of Long Island and is the only major U.S. Watch »

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 at 8:25 AM
By Chelsea Cirruzzo, Megan Yoder, Lexie Schapitl

12 Winter Weekend Getaways

You could spend winter bundled up at home... or you could go to these spas, resorts, historic locations or even a water park! Check out our favorite winter getaways within easy driving distance from theView gallery »

  • Wisp Resort
  • Massanutten Resort
  • Winter at Mount Vernon
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 7:25 AM
By Carissa DiMargo, Sophia Barnes, Brianna Crummy

2018 Fall Fests: H Street, Emporiyum, Music & More

Here's our guide to the best autumn festivals in the D.C. area.View gallery »

  • H Street Festival, Oct. 13
  • Taste of the Harvest, Oct. 13
  • OPUS Merriweather, Oct. 13
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 10:28 AM
By Erica Jones

Get Spooked at These DC-Area Haunted Houses & Trails

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than scaring the pants off yourself? From haunted houses to creepy trails, these spooky attractions are sure to leave you trembling. View gallery »

  • Madhaunter's Madhouse
  • Field of Screams
  • Shocktober
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.