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Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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By Erica Jones

Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the DC Area

As we wait for the beautiful foliage to take shape, here are some of the best places to get breathtaking views of the changing leaves.View gallery »

  • national mall fall
  • shenandoah national park final
  • sugarloaf mountain final
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 11:51 AM

Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches in the DMV

It's been a warm and humid start to the season, but fall really is here. Celebrate the changing of the seasons by visiting the D.C. area's pumpkin patches and apple orchards. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 9:48 PM

Sneak Peek: Look Inside DC's Newest Museum

D.C. is about to welcome another museum: The National Law Enforcement Museum will open in Judiciary Square this Saturday to teach visitors about the history of law enforcement in America. Read »

Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 at 6:28 PM
Glowing Pumpkin Patch on Display in Reston

Glowing Pumpkin Patch on Display in Reston

Now glowing in Reston, Virginia: a pumpkin patch like no other. The GLOW has creative displays of more than 5,000 carved pumpkins at Lake Fairfax Park. Check here for ticket information. Watch »

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 11:42 AM
Tour the Only Latino-Owned Winery in Maryland

Tour the Only Latino-Owned Winery in Maryland

Casa Carmen Winery on Maryland's Eastern Shore is the only Latino-owned winery in the state. Founder Enrique Pallares says he and his brother Felipe Pallares want to make not just regionally distinctive bottles,... Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 6:37 AM

For the Rest of the Year, You'll Need Passes for the NMAAHC

For the Rest of the Year, You'll Need Passes for the NMAAHC

If you plan on visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture this month, you'll once again need timed passes for entry on weekdays. Read »

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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By Sophia Barnes

Free and Cheap Things to Do in DC

We've rounded up the best free and ultra-cheap things you can do in Washington, D.C.View gallery »

  • Stroll Around the Tidal Basin
  • Stroll Among the Lilies at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
  • Watch a Movie Outside
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 at 6:11 AM

National Park Fees Waived Saturday for National Public Lands Day

National Park Fees Waived Saturday for National Public Lands Day

Summer officially comes to a close this Saturday, but that doesn't mean summer lovers can't enjoy one last thrilling — and free — adventure. Saturday marks National Public Lands Day, which means people can pay... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Your Fall 2018 Guide to Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Your Fall 2018 Guide to Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Summer's officially over, but a few of our favorite outdoor movie spots are still going strong into autumn. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 12:56 PM

FAO Schwarz Store, and Its Iconic Piano, Returning to NYC

FAO Schwarz Store, and Its Iconic Piano, Returning to NYC

FAO Schwarz is reopening in Manhattan this fall — and you could land a job dancing on its iconic piano. The fabled toy store, which closed its flagship store on Fifth Avenue in 2015, plans to reopen at... Read »

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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.