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Friday, Jul 6, 2018 at 10:12 AM
Summer Staycation: Audubon Naturalist Society

Summer Staycation: Audubon Naturalist Society

Get outside! The Audubon Naturalist Society in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has a guide to 11 ways to explore. Watch »

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:05 AM
Pike and Rose Debuts Largest Rooftop Farm in Mid-Atlantic

Pike and Rose Debuts Largest Rooftop Farm in Mid-Atlantic

A 17,000-square-foot farming oasis sits more than six stories high atop an apartment building in North Bethesda, Maryland. Watch »

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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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 »

  • Arcade Fire
  • Queen Latifah & Common
  • Erasure
Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Your Summer 2018 Guide to Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Your Summer 2018 Guide to Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Summer is here, and many of our favorite outdoor movie spots are kicking off their season. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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By Taameen Mohammad

Free and Cheap Things to Do in Maryland

From museums to parks to salsa classes, here's a list of plenty of fun things you can do in Maryland for free or on the cheap.View gallery »

  • Ride the Carousel or See a Concert at Glen Echo Park
  • Have a Beach Day in Rockville
  • Pet Farm Animals at Clark's Elioak Farm
Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Fourth of July Fireworks Finder: DC, MD, VA

Fourth of July Fireworks Finder: DC, MD, VA

Find your Fourth fun in D.C., Maryland or Virginia. Read »

Sunday, Jul 1, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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By Brandon Lopez

An Inside Look at Disney's Toy Story Land

The wait is finally over. Toy Story Land is set to open Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Here's an inside look at some of the fun activities and attractions you'll...View gallery »

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Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 5:38 AM

Getting Away for July Fourth? Worst Traffic Times

Getting Away for July Fourth? Worst Traffic Times

If you're leaving town for the Fourth of July, now's the time to start thinking about your drive. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 12:43 PM
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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
Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 4:13 PM

100+ Things to Do This Summer

This is what we've been waiting for: the season of rooftop happy hours, beach weekends, outdoor festivals and trying not to let Popsicles drip on our work attire. If you're ready for everything the season has to... 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.