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Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 3:57 PM

MAP: Cool Off at DC-Area Swimming Pools

Cannonball! Pools across the D.C. area are now open to swimmers. Read »

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 6:45 PM

Think You Know Cherry Blossoms? Take Our Quiz

Think You Know Cherry Blossoms? Take Our Quiz

Now that the cherry blossoms have reached full bloom, here's a quiz to test your knowledge on the iconic trees that draw visitors from all over the world to Washington D.C. for their beauty. Read »

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 5:25 AM
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By Scott Gelman

Here Are Nats Park's Newest Food and Drink Options

Adult juice packs and crab grilled cheese sandwiches are among the newest additions to Nationals Park’s food and drink menus as the 2018 season gears up. The Nats play their first home game April 5...View gallery »

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  • 032718 Nats Veggie Skewer
  • crab grilled cheese
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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By Lauraine Genota

Spring Break! 14 Kid-Friendly Activities in the DC Area

It's spring break! What are your plans? If you don't already have activities lined up for your kids, we've got ideas: everything from off-the-beaten-path museums to a kids' silent disco at National...View gallery »

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Yards Park
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Cherry Blossom Festival: 8 Key Events

Cherry Blossom Festival: 8 Key Events

We're still waiting on the actual blossoms, but the National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing! Read on for some of the key events, or check out the full schedule here. Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2018 at 8:48 AM

2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate spring With the National Cherry Blossom Festival Read »

Monday, Mar 26, 2018 at 12:30 PM

White House to Hold Garden Tours April 14-15

White House to Hold Garden Tours April 14-15

In just a few weeks, you will be able to get an up-close look at the White House's grounds and gardens. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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By Angela Jacob

An Inside Look at Amazon Books' New Store in DC

Amazon Books opened its first store in the D.C. area in Georgetown on Tuesday, offering a modern take on the brick-and-mortar bookstore. The store sells physical books, e-readers and several Amazon...View gallery »

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Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 5:15 AM

Firefly Music Festival Lineup Revealed

Firefly Music Festival Lineup Revealed

Rapper Eminem and rock band The Killers are among the headliners for this year's Firefly Music Festival in Delaware. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 5:02 PM
4 Things to Know Before Travelling Abroad

4 Things to Know Before Travelling Abroad

Carl Risch, assistant secretary of state for consular affairs, shares four things you need to know before travelling abroad. Risch will be speaking at the D.C. Travel & Adventure Show Jan. 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.