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Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Your Fall 2018 Guide to Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Your Fall 2018 Guide to Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Summer is wrapping up, but a few of our favorite outdoor movie spots are still going strong into autumn. Read »

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 5:07 PM
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By Nina Lin

10 of the Quirkiest, Weirdest, Most Out-There Hotels

These oddly shaped, and sometimes oddly placed, hotels are a different experience for travelers who want some thrill with their turndown service.View gallery »

  • La Balade des Gnomes
  • Treehouse Lodge
  • Kumbuk River Eco-Extraordinaire
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 »

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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By Cordilia James

Free and Cheap Things to Do in Northern Virginia

Food halls, farmers' markets and fairs, oh my! Check out all sorts of fun, free and cheap things to do in Northern Virginia. If you're looking for other inexpensive activities around the DMV, check out our...View gallery »

  • Catch Live Music at Westover Beer Garden
  • Explore Old Treasures at the Old Lucketts Store
  • Watch a Movie Under the Stars
Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Your Guide to County Fairs in the DMV

County fairs are a summertime essential pretty much everywhere, and the DMV is no exception. Celebrate with tons of food, unusual contests, live entertainment and carnival rides all summer long.View gallery »

  • Prince George's County Fair, Sept. 6-9
  • Anne Arundel County Fair, Sept. 12-16
  • Charles County Fair, Sept. 13-16
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 »

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 »

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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By Chris Cioffi

15 Unsung Museums of the DC Area

If you've been to the Air & Space Museum just one too many times... this list is for you.View gallery »

  • National Capital Trolley Museum
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine
  • Freer|Sackler
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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Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 8:51 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
  • Busch Gardens
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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.