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Monday, Sep 4, 2017 at 1:34 PM

Longtime Fans Buy Boyhood Home of 'Waltons' Creator in Va.

Longtime Fans Buy Boyhood Home of 'Waltons' Creator in Va.

Ray Castro, one of the buyers, told The News & Advance he was worried someone would buy the Schuyler home of Earl Hamner Jr. and use it as a private residence. Read »

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Your Guide to County Fairs in the DMV

Your Guide to County Fairs in the DMV

County fairs are a summertime essential pretty much everywhere, and the DMV is no exception. Celebrate with tons of food, unique contests, live entertainment and carnival rides all summer long. Read »

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 1:53 PM

Maryland Renaissance Festival Kicks Off

Maryland Renaissance Festival Kicks Off

The Maryland Renaissance Festival in Annapolis kicked off Saturday for nine weekends of medieval-style food, drinks and entertainment. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 7:37 AM

Free Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Free Outdoor Movies in the DMV

Have you ever wanted to take in a movie while lying underneath the stars? Well, here's your chance. Read »

Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 5:48 AM

National Park Service Celebrates Birthday With Free Entry

National Park Service Celebrates Birthday With Free Entry

The National Park Service is celebrating its 101st birthday by waiving entrance fees Friday. Read »

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 4:59 PM

A Look Inside a Treehouse Airbnb in Virginia

At first glance, the White Lotus retreat looks a lot like your average hotel room. But if you step outside, you’ll find it’s anything but typical. Read »

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Eclipse Chasers: US in for 'Otherworldly' Experience

Millions of Americans from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, will be able to see the total eclipse on Aug. 21, according to NASA. Eclipse chasers say they've been preparing for the moment for years. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Saving Fiona: Cincinnati Zoo Hippo to Star in Kids Book

A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo will now be featured in a book about her life that will be targeted toward children. NBC affiliate WLWT reports zoo director Thane Maynard is writing about the... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Stevie Wonder, Green Day to Play Global Citizen Festival

Stevie Wonder, Green Day to Play Global Citizen Festival

Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers and The Chainsmokers will perform at this year's Global Citizen Festival, an annual free event held in New York's Central Park. Special guests Pharrell... Read »

Friday, Aug 4, 2017 at 10:02 AM
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By Courtney Rozen, Courtney Edwards

5 National Fast-Casual Restaurants With DC Roots

If you’re a D.C. resident visiting another state, you may recognize some of these spots.View gallery »

  • Cava Grill
  • Taylor Gourmet
  • Beefsteak
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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.