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Monday, Jan 29, 2018 at 8:45 AM

Alexandria Restaurant Week Serves Up Awesome Deals

Alexandria Restaurant Week Serves Up Awesome Deals

Couldn't make it to D.C. Restaurant Week? Well, you have another chance to take advantage of awesome restaurant deals. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 5:03 PM

'Hamilton' Coming to Baltimore for 4-Week Run Next Summer

'Hamilton' Coming to Baltimore for 4-Week Run Next Summer

The hit musical "Hamilton" will be coming to Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre next summer for a four-week run. Read »

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 12:12 PM

10 National Parks in Va., Md. Offer Free Entry for MLK Day

10 National Parks in Va., Md. Offer Free Entry for MLK Day

The National Park Service is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by waiving entrance fees Monday. Read »

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 8:03 AM

Baltimore's Enduring Eccentricities Shine at Christmas

Baltimore's Enduring Eccentricities Shine at Christmas

From kitschy ornaments to model train extravaganzas and a holiday song dedicated to bottom-feeding crustaceans, Baltimore's unique brand of quirky creativity really shines at Christmas. Read »

Friday, Jan 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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By Abigail Vesoulis

Get Active This Winter: Ski, Skate and Snowboard Near DC

Fight the urge to hibernate this winter by getting active at a nearby winter sports resort or ice skating rink.View gallery »

  • 2 wharf ice rink dc crop
  • Wharf Ice Skating
  • watergate ice skating
Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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By Chelsea Cirruzzo, Megan Yoder, Lexie Schapitl

12 Winter Weekend Getaways

You could spend winter bundled up at home... or you could go to these spas, resorts, historic locations or even a water park! Check out our favorite winter getaways within easy driving distance from theView gallery »

  • Wisp Resort
  • Massanutten Resort
  • Christmas at Mount Vernon
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 at 9:54 AM

6 Awesome Holiday Markets in the DMV

6 Awesome Holiday Markets in the DMV

Finding the perfect gifts for the holidays doesn't have to mean long lines, crowded shops and impossible parking lots. Read »

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 at 6:50 AM
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By Sara Moniuszko, Jenna Milliner-Waddell, Ambar Pardilla

12 Winter & Holiday Events Around the DC Area

Make your holiday season merrier with these local (and not-so-local) parades and events.View gallery »

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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By Chelsea Cirruzzo, Lexie Schapitl

Top 12 Holiday Lighting Displays in the DC Area

Looking for a little sparkle this holiday season? Check out these D.C.-area winter lights displays, parades and more.View gallery »

  • ZooLights
  • Baltimore's Miracle on 34th Street
  •  Festival of Lights at the Mormon Temple
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 10:25 AM

31 Halloween Events: Bar Crawls, Ghost Tours, Haunted House

31 Halloween Events: Bar Crawls, Ghost Tours, Haunted House

Whether you prefer horrifying haunts or a boo-zy bar crawl, the D.C. area has something for you. Check out these events in and around the District. Read »

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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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Authors
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.