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Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 3:54 PM
First Look: Only U.S. Guinness Brewery Opens in Maryland

First Look: Only U.S. Guinness Brewery Opens in Maryland

The first Guinness brewery in the United States in more than 60 years is opening in Maryland. Take a first look inside. Watch »

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:16 AM
App Helps You Store Luggage While Exploring DC

App Helps You Store Luggage While Exploring DC

Don't have a place to put your bags after you check out of a hotel? A new app called Bounce lets you securely store your luggage at local stores while you're on the go in Washington, D.C. Watch »

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 at 6:35 PM
Anacostia Park Celebrates 100 Years

Anacostia Park Celebrates 100 Years

Anacostia Park has reached a major milestone: its 100th birthday. News4's Derrick Ward has a look at the centennial birthday bash. Watch »

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 9:46 AM

Heading Back After Labor Day Weekend? Worst Traffic Times

If you're heading back to the D.C. area after Labor Day weekend, now's the time to start thinking about your drive. Read »

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 5:37 PM

Getting Away for Labor Day? Worst Traffic Times

If you're leaving town for Labor Day weekend, now's the time to start thinking about your drive. Read »

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 3:54 PM

First Guinness Brewery in the US in More Than 60 Years Opens

The first Guinness brewery in the United States in more than 60 years is opening in Maryland. Read »

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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By Carissa Dimargo

See 200+ Wild Ponies Take a Swim

Wild ponies swam across the Assateague Channel on Wednesday during the 93rd annual Pony Swim in Virginia. Every year, the wild ponies are rounded up on the national wildlife refuge.View gallery »

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Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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By Jocelyn Rubin, NBC Washington

Top 10 Virginia Getaways for Summer

Whether you're going for a last-minute day trip, a weekend escape or a lengthy vacation, Virginia can give you the wide open outdoors that your office plant just can’t match.View gallery »

  • Virginia Beach
  • The Historic Triangle
  • Busch Gardens
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 »

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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By Cheryl Thompson, Taameen Mohammad, Sophia Barnes, Carissa DiMargo

15+ DC Food Fests, Summer Treats & Dining Deals

From crab, wine and beer fests across the D.C. area to a pop-up event where you have to dress up and bring your own picnic, there are plenty of ways to get a taste (or a lot of tastes) of summer.View gallery »

  • Snack on a Seasonal Donut
  • Sip a Pint of (Locally Brewed) Guinness
  • Get Shwifty at the
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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.