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Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM
By Deanna Reid, Carissa DiMargo

Top 10 Beaches Near the DC Area

No, Waikiki isn't on the list -- we're looking at the best beaches within an easy drive of the DMV. Get ready to vacuum the sand out of your car.View gallery »

  • North Carolina's Outer Banks
  • Assateague and Chincoteague islands
  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM

DC-Area Swimming Pools Opening Memorial Day Weekend

Cannonball! Pools across the D.C. area are opening to swimmers on Memorial Day weekend. Read »

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 12:02 PM
By Sophia Barnes

Washington DC's Best Upcoming Concerts

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 »

  • A Place to Bury Strangers
  • Jason Aldean
  • The Kooks
Monday, Apr 30, 2018 at 8:57 AM

Your Summer 2018 Guide to Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Your Summer 2018 Guide to Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Summer is just around the corner, and many of our favorite outdoor movie spots are getting ready to kick off their season. Read »

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 2:26 PM
10 Places to Swim to Avoid Bridge Traffic

10 Places to Swim to Avoid Bridge Traffic

Can't bear to brave the Bay Bridge? Here's where to go instead when you want a dose of nature in summer. Watch »

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 6:33 AM

'World's Biggest Bounce House' Arrives Friday

A 10,000-square-foot bounce house dubbed the largest in the world is coming to Maryland in May, organizers say. Read »

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:07 PM

Getting Away for Memorial Day? Worst Traffic Times

If you're going away for the holiday weekend, get planning. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 4:04 PM
Kick Back This Summer at an Artificial 'Beach' in Rockville

Kick Back This Summer at an Artificial 'Beach' in Rockville

This summer, 250 tons of sand will transform a parking lot at Pike & Rose into a staycation destination. Watch »

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 12:43 PM
By Julie Gallagher, Courtney Rozen, Carissa DiMargo

10 Places to Swim If You Want to Avoid Bay Bridge Traffic

Rivers, lakes and bays: Here's where to go when you want to swim in a natural body of water... but you can't bear to brave the Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic.View gallery »

  • Beaver Dam Swim Club, Maryland
  • Lake Anna, Virginia
  • North Beach, Maryland
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2:37 PM
What to Know if You Go to Preakness

What to Know if You Go to Preakness

Preakness is this Saturday in Baltimore. Here's what you should know. Watch »

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.