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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 10:24 AM
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By Brooke Evans, NBC Washington

Top 10 Maryland Day Trips for Spring

Winter's finally releasing its grip on us! Celebrate springtime at one of these Maryland spots for a perfect day trip.View gallery »

  • National Harbor
  • Deep Creek Lake
  • Annapolis
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:34 AM

New App Gives Users Access to 400 Years of Virginia History

New App Gives Users Access to 400 Years of Virginia History

A new mobile application allows users to access four centuries of Virginia history. Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2018 at 2:10 PM
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By Sophia Barnes, NBC Washington staff

Top 10 Virginia Day Trips for Spring

After hiding inside this winter, you're probably ready to enjoy warm weather. Whether you want a beautiful nature hike, fast-paced thrills or wildlife spotting, here are 10 awesome Virginia getaways.View gallery »

  • Mount Vernon Estate
  • George Washington and Jefferson National Forest
  • Skydive Orange
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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By Erica Jones

Half a Million Spring Flowers on Display at Va. Farm

A Virginia farm is welcoming spring with a spectacular display of flowers. Sadly, this year's display will be smaller after the farm lost half of its one million bulbs. But the 3 ½ to 4 acres of tulips...View gallery »

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12:32 PM

African American Museum Extends Its 'Walk Up Wednesdays'

African American Museum Extends Its 'Walk Up Wednesdays'

On Wednesdays through May 30, you'll be able to access the museum without a timed-entry pass. Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:57 PM
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By Sophia Barnes

Cheers! How to Celebrate the Royal Wedding in DC

The world has fallen in love with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romance. The couple is set to marry on May 19. From watching the wedding with tea at a party to shopping like a royal, here are some...View gallery »

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  • The Dish & Dram Royal Watch Party — May 19
  • The Fairmont’s Royal Garden Party — May 19
Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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By Lauraine Genota

Baltimore's Inner Harbor Turns Into Interactive Light Show

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will be all lit up starting Saturday as Light City returns for its third year with its art, music and innovation.View gallery »

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Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Pizza al Fresco: Domino's Will Deliver to Beaches, Parks

Pizza al Fresco: Domino's Will Deliver to Beaches, Parks

Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors. Read »

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 7:56 AM

Public Can View Centuries-Old Ships Uncovered in Alexandria

The public can get a gander at three centuries-old ships recovered during a dig in Old Town Alexandria. Read »

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
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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.