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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 »

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
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
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 »

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 at 6:35 PM
Anacostia Park Celebrates 100 Years

Anacostia Park Celebrates 100 Years

Anacostia Park has reached a major milestone: its 100th birthday. News4's Derrick Ward has a look at the centennial birthday bash. Watch »

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 9:46 AM

Heading Back After Labor Day Weekend? Worst Traffic Times

If you're heading back to the D.C. area after Labor Day weekend, now's the time to start thinking about your drive. Read »

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 5:37 PM

Getting Away for Labor Day? Worst Traffic Times

If you're leaving town for Labor Day weekend, now's the time to start thinking about your drive. Read »

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 2:26 PM
10 Places to Swim to Avoid Bridge Traffic

10 Places to Swim to Avoid Bridge Traffic

Can't bear to brave the Bay Bridge? Here's where to go instead when you want a dose of nature in summer. Watch »

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 9:50 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 hasn't quit yet! 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
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 »

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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.