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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:04 AM
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By Julie Gallagher

15 NJ Towns Perfect for a Summery Getaway

Looking for something in driving distance but still want to get out of the DMV area?View gallery »

  • Cape May
  • Wildwood
  • Hammonton
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 3:57 PM

MAP: Cool Off at DC-Area Swimming Pools

Cannonball! Pools across the D.C. area are now open to swimmers. Read »

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 5:48 AM

National Park Service Celebrates Birthday With Free Entry

National Park Service Celebrates Birthday With Free Entry

The National Park Service is celebrating its 101st birthday by waiving entrance fees Friday. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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By Arielle Hixson, Yvonne Ivey, Carissa DiMargo

10 Places to Cool Off Within 100 Miles of DC

Summer's swelter has arrived! Whether you're looking for the best local water parks or want to get out in nature, read on for our picks on the top 10 places to cool off within 100 miles of D.C.View gallery »

  • Six Flags America in Maryland
  • Rafting & Tubing in Virginia & West Virginia
  • SplashDown Waterpark in Virginia
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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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
  • Virginia Wineries
Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 4:59 PM

A Look Inside a Treehouse Airbnb in Virginia

At first glance, the White Lotus retreat looks a lot like your average hotel room. But if you step outside, you’ll find it’s anything but typical. Read »

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Eclipse Chasers: US in for 'Otherworldly' Experience

Millions of Americans from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, will be able to see the total eclipse on Aug. 21, according to NASA. Eclipse chasers say they've been preparing for the moment for years. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Saving Fiona: Cincinnati Zoo Hippo to Star in Kids Book

A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo will now be featured in a book about her life that will be targeted toward children. NBC affiliate WLWT reports zoo director Thane Maynard is writing about the... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Stevie Wonder, Green Day to Play Global Citizen Festival

Stevie Wonder, Green Day to Play Global Citizen Festival

Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers and The Chainsmokers will perform at this year's Global Citizen Festival, an annual free event held in New York's Central Park. Special guests Pharrell... Read »

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 10:02 AM
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By Courtney Rozen, Courtney Edwards

5 National Fast-Casual Restaurants With DC Roots

If you’re a D.C. resident visiting another state, you may recognize some of these spots.View gallery »

  • Cava Grill
  • Taylor Gourmet
  • Beefsteak
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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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Authors
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.