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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12:32 PM

African American Museum Extends Its 'Walk Up Wednesdays'

African American Museum Extends Its 'Walk Up Wednesdays'

On Wednesdays through May 30, you'll be able to access the museum without a timed-entry pass. Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:57 PM
By Sophia Barnes

Cheers! How to Celebrate the Royal Wedding in DC

The world has fallen in love with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romance. The couple is set to marry on May 19. From watching the wedding with tea at a party to shopping like a royal, here are some...View gallery »

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  • The Dish & Dram Royal Watch Party — May 19
  • The Fairmont’s Royal Garden Party — May 19
Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 1:50 PM
By Lauraine Genota

Baltimore's Inner Harbor Turns Into Interactive Light Show

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will be all lit up starting Saturday as Light City returns for its third year with its art, music and innovation.View gallery »

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  • 041318 Light City Baltimore (21)-min
Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Pizza al Fresco: Domino's Will Deliver to Beaches, Parks

Pizza al Fresco: Domino's Will Deliver to Beaches, Parks

Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors. Read »

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 7:56 AM

Public Can View Centuries-Old Ships Uncovered in Alexandria

The public can get a gander at three centuries-old ships recovered during a dig in Old Town Alexandria. Read »

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:04 AM
By Julie Gallagher

15 NJ Towns Perfect for a Summery Getaway

Looking for something in driving distance but still want to get out of the DMV area?View gallery »

  • Cape May
  • Wildwood
  • Hammonton
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
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
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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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
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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.