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Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:24 AM
By Julie Gallagher

Top 10 Places to Hike in the DMV

Time to step off of the treadmill and out of the gym! Summer's swelter has calmed down -- for now -- so you can get your daily workout done and enjoy all the beautiful nature the DMV area has to offer.View gallery »

  • Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
  • Great Falls Park, Virginia
  • C&O Canal National Historical Park, Maryland
Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Disney Announces New Attractions, Name of Star Wars Land

Disney Announces New Attractions, Name of Star Wars Land

During its fan exposition D23 in Anaheim, Disney officials on Saturday revealed details of planned attractions at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and at its Florida theme parks Walt Disney World, Epcot... Read »

Friday, Jul 14, 2017 at 3:33 PM
By Kyle Rempfer

Get a Look at the 'Game of Thrones' Pop-up Bar in DC

The creators of Miracle on 7th Street and the Cherry Blossom Bar have crafted a Westeros-inspired tavern, which opened in June.View gallery »

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Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:04 PM
By Deanna Reid, Carissa DiMargo

Get Outta Town: Top 10 Nearby Beaches

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, Jul 7, 2017 at 5:34 AM
By Erica Jones

Human Hive: New Exhibit Will Have DC Buzzing

A new exhibit at the National Building Museum will have D.C. buzzing this summer. The Hive exhibit will open July 4 and last until Sept. 4. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for children, seniors or...View gallery »

  • Hive structural test. Photo by Museum staff (1)
  • Hive structural test. Photo by Museum staff (2)
  • Foundation laying. Photo via Work Zone Cam
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 6:46 PM

July Fourth on the Mall: If You Go

A Capitol Fourth is the nation’s birthday celebration, broadcast live on PBS. Here’s everything you need to know if you go. Read »

Monday, Nov 27, 2017 at 3:01 PM
By Selima Hussain

Summer Fun: TripAdvisor's 10 Best Theme Parks in the World

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  • 10 - Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • 9 - Epcot
  • 8 - Universal Studios Florida
Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 6:17 PM
By Courtney Rozen

'XYZT' Interactive Digital Exhibit: Instagram-Ready

Even if you haven’t yet checked out "XYZT: Abstract Landscapes," you’ve probably seen it on Instagram. This interactive digital exhibit is tucked away in a formerly vacant theater, where you can juggle...View gallery »

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Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 9:45 AM

This Town Is Over the Moon for Summer's Total Solar Eclipse

Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. But on Aug. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 10:58 AM
Check Out the Eiffel Tower’s Zip Line

Check Out the Eiffel Tower’s Zip Line

A half-mile zip line from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower lets people zoom over the City of Light, as a way to celebrate the French Open, being held in Paris. Watch »

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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.