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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 7:15 PM

MGM National Harbor Unveils $48M Expansion

Maryland's biggest casino is getting even bigger with a $48 million expansion. Read »

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 »

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 »

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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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 »

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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 »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 7:23 AM

25+ of the DMV's Biggest Events & Festivals This Summer

25+ of the DMV's Biggest Events & Festivals This Summer

If you're ready to hit the Metro/road/sidewalk, check out our calendar of some of the most enticing events in and around the D.C. area this summer. Read »

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Monticello to Open New Exhibits at Weekend Event

Monticello to Open New Exhibits at Weekend Event

Six new exhibits and restored spaces are set to open for the first time during a day of special programming at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 4:02 PM

World Cup Specials & Watch Parties

World Cup Specials & Watch Parties

The D.C. area is hosting plenty of watch parties with food and drink specials, food trucks and more so you can soak up all the excitement. 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.