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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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
Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:56 PM
A Wharf, a 'Beach' and Crabs: How to Kick Off Summer in DC

A Wharf, a 'Beach' and Crabs: How to Kick Off Summer in DC

It's officially the unofficial start to summer. News4's Mark Segraves reports what you can do around D.C. if you're staying in town Memorial Day weekend. Watch »

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 »

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 »

Sunday, Jul 8, 2018 at 10:09 AM
By Sophia Barnes

Free and Cheap Things to Do in Washington, DC

We've rounded up the best free and ultra-cheap things you can do in Washington, D.C.View gallery »

  • Explore Nature at The U.S. National Arboretum
  • Ask Einstein a Question
  • Explore Teddy Roosevelt Island
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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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.