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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, May 21, 2018 at 12:43 PM
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By Julie Gallagher, Courtney Rozen, Carissa DiMargo

10 Places to Swim If You Want to Avoid Bay Bridge Traffic

Rivers, lakes and bays: Here's where to go when you want to swim in a natural body of water... but you can't bear to brave the Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic.View gallery »

  • Beaver Dam Swim Club, Maryland
  • Lake Anna, Virginia
  • North Beach, Maryland
Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 4:13 PM

100+ Things to Do This Summer

This is what we've been waiting for: the season of rooftop happy hours, beach weekends, outdoor festivals and trying not to let Popsicles drip on our work attire. If you're ready for everything the season has to... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 7:23 AM

25+ of the DMV's Biggest Events & Festivals This Summer

25+ of the DMV's Biggest Events & Festivals This Summer

If you're ready to hit the Metro/road/sidewalk, check out our calendar of some of the most enticing events in and around the D.C. area this summer. Read »

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Monticello to Open New Exhibits at Weekend Event

Monticello to Open New Exhibits at Weekend Event

Six new exhibits and restored spaces are set to open for the first time during a day of special programming at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 4:02 PM

World Cup Specials & Watch Parties

World Cup Specials & Watch Parties

The D.C. area is hosting plenty of watch parties with food and drink specials, food trucks and more so you can soak up all the excitement. Read »

Sunday, Jun 10, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Summer Beer: Busch Brewery in Virginia Reopens to Tourists

Summer Beer: Busch Brewery in Virginia Reopens to Tourists

After a 20-year hiatus, visitors can again tour the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Virginia. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 8:07 AM

Find a DC-Area Swimming Pool Near You

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

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 11:28 AM

No Pass Needed to Visit the NMAAHC on Weekdays Next Month

No Pass Needed to Visit the NMAAHC on Weekdays Next Month

Visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a little easier this fall. Read »

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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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 »

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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.