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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 »

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 »

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Preakness Stakes: What to Know If You're Going

The 143rd Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, happens next Saturday in Baltimore. Here are some things to know if you’re planning on going. Read »

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:47 PM
By NBC Washington

Photos: Inside DC's Royal Wedding Pop-Up Bar

(Fake) corgis and (cardboard) princes abound at the royal wedding pop-up bar now open in Shaw.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 10:24 AM
By Brooke Evans, NBC Washington

Top 10 Maryland Day Trips for Spring

Winter's finally releasing its grip on us! Celebrate springtime at one of these Maryland spots for a perfect day trip.View gallery »

  • National Harbor
  • Deep Creek Lake
  • Annapolis
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:34 AM

New App Gives Users Access to 400 Years of Virginia History

New App Gives Users Access to 400 Years of Virginia History

A new mobile application allows users to access four centuries of Virginia history. Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2018 at 2:10 PM
By Sophia Barnes, NBC Washington staff

Top 10 Virginia Day Trips for Spring

After hiding inside this winter, you're probably ready to enjoy warm weather. Whether you want a beautiful nature hike, fast-paced thrills or wildlife spotting, here are 10 awesome Virginia getaways.View gallery »

  • Mount Vernon Estate
  • George Washington and Jefferson National Forest
  • Skydive Orange
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12:42 PM
By Erica Jones

Half a Million Spring Flowers on Display at Va. Farm

A Virginia farm is welcoming spring with a spectacular display of flowers. Sadly, this year's display will be smaller after the farm lost half of its one million bulbs. But the 3 ½ to 4 acres of tulips...View gallery »

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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.