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Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 9:58 PM

No Badge Required: Things to Do Outside SD Comic-Con 2019

Good news, superhero apprentices! Even if you don't have a badge for SDCC 2019, there is still so much to experience in the Gaslamp Quarter. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 9:12 AM
Pottery Wheel Lessons & More This Summer in Rockville

Pottery Wheel Lessons & More This Summer in Rockville

Learn to use a pottery wheel and much more during hands-on activities at Summer in the Square at Rockville Town Square. Watch »

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 1:07 PM

How to Stay Safe When You Travel

The recent cluster of tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic has raised concerns about the safety of international travel. While the specifics behind those deaths are still being investigated, there are... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 5:44 AM
Multi-Level Go-Kart Track Opens in Fredericksburg

Multi-Level Go-Kart Track Opens in Fredericksburg

You probably haven't seen something like this before: This new multi-level go-kart track in Fredericksburg is the only one like it in the area. Watch »

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 8:46 AM
How to Plan a Last-Minute Vacation

How to Plan a Last-Minute Vacation

Just because summer is in full swing doesn't mean it's too late to plan your dream getaway. News4's Melissa Mollet shares how to plan the ultimate last-minute trip.  Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Tioga Road, Yosemite's Only Route Over Sierra Is Fully Open

Tioga Road, Yosemite's Only Route Over Sierra Is Fully Open

The snow has been cleared from the high-elevation, super-scenic byway. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 at 2:54 PM

'The Seinfeld Experience' Is Coming to New York in Fall

'The Seinfeld Experience' Is Coming to New York in Fall

After basking in the glow of Independence Day fireworks, New Yorkers have cause to celebrate yet another national celebration on July 5 -- the 30th anniversary of the iconic sitcom “Seinfeld.” Feel old yet? Read »

Friday, Jul 5, 2019 at 3:25 PM

The World's Largest Bounce House Embarks on Cross-Country Tour

The biggest bounce house in the world is back! The Guinness Book of World Records’ largest-ever bounce house will be visiting 27 cities across the U.S. between July and November on its Big Bounce America... Read »

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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Mermaids Come Out of Their Shells for Coney Island Parade

The Mermaid Parade was founded in 1983 to promote the historic amusement park district and what Coney Island advocate Dick Zigun calls its "wacky art." The parade now has a global following and is...View gallery »

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Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 5:17 PM

'Downton Abbey' the Exhibition Is Now in Boston

It's been three years since the final epiosde of "Downton Abbey" but it's back and bigger than ever before. It's headed to the box office this fall and right now it's at The Castle at Park Plaza in Boston where... 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.