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Monday, Sep 2, 2019 at 2:04 PM

Your Fall 2019 Outdoor Movie Roundup

Summer nights have wound down, but a few D.C.-area spots are still hosting outdoor movies into autumn. Read »

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 5:18 PM
5 Reasons You Should Travel to Hawaii This Fall

5 Reasons You Should Travel to Hawaii This Fall

Here are five reasons why you should travel to the island of Hawaii during the fall months. Watch »

Friday, Aug 9, 2019 at 2:45 PM

Spend a Day at 'World of Fruit' in Hollywood, Calif.

If you are looking for something fun and sweet to do in Hollywood, then go to World of Fruit! The creator, Andrew Zhou, put together eight rooms that immerse you in the World of Fruit and all its... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 6:09 PM

Wayfair to Open First Permanent Store at Massachusetts Mall

Massive online retailer Wayfair is about to make its first foray into permanent physical stores, opening its first lasting brick-and-mortar location Wednesday at the Natick Mall in Massachusetts. Wayfair... Read »

Friday, Aug 9, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Spend a Peaceful Evening in the Calif. Redwoods

Spend a Peaceful Evening in the Calif. Redwoods

The soul-sweet event helps the Redwood Parks Conservancy. Read »

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 12:14 AM

Solvang Grape Stomp in Calif. Returns to Crush It

Solvang Grape Stomp in Calif. Returns to Crush It

Best limber up your tootsies for the village's annual grape stomp, which is on the horizon. Read »

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 at 4:13 PM

Here Is the Ultimate Honeymoon Destination: St. Lucia

"Let her inspire you," St. Lucia's tourism board likes to tell visitors, as they seemingly allude to the islands beauty and gorgeousness. In an extremely instagrammable setting, St. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 8:20 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 isn't letting up! 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
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Virginia or DC
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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By Deanna Reid, Carissa DiMargo

Top 10 Beaches Near the DC Area

No, Waikiki isn't on the list -- we're looking at the best beaches within an easy drive of the DMV. Get ready to vacuum the sand out of your car.View gallery »

  • North Carolina's Outer Banks
  • Assateague and Chincoteague islands
  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 at 7:44 PM
Drive-In Movie Options for Your Summer

Drive-In Movie Options for Your Summer

A couple places in the region are getting nostalgic for drive-in movies this summer. Tommy McFly reports. Watch »

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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.