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Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 6:46 PM

July Fourth on the Mall: If You Go

A Capitol Fourth is the nation’s birthday celebration, broadcast live on PBS. Here’s everything you need to know if you go. Read »

Monday, Nov 27, 2017 at 3:01 PM
By Selima Hussain

Summer Fun: TripAdvisor's 10 Best Theme Parks in the World

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  • 10 - Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • 9 - Epcot
  • 8 - Universal Studios Florida
Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 6:17 PM
By Courtney Rozen

'XYZT' Interactive Digital Exhibit: Instagram-Ready

Even if you haven’t yet checked out "XYZT: Abstract Landscapes," you’ve probably seen it on Instagram. This interactive digital exhibit is tucked away in a formerly vacant theater, where you can juggle...View gallery »

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Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 9:45 AM

This Town Is Over the Moon for Summer's Total Solar Eclipse

Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. But on Aug. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 10:58 AM
Check Out the Eiffel Tower’s Zip Line

Check Out the Eiffel Tower’s Zip Line

A half-mile zip line from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower lets people zoom over the City of Light, as a way to celebrate the French Open, being held in Paris. Watch »

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Headed Out for July Fourth Weekend? Best Times to Leave

If you're traveling out of D.C. for the long weekend, here's when to go to avoid traffic. Read »

Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Your Fourth of July Fireworks Finder

Independence Day approaches, and with it, the rush for the best seat to watch the fireworks. The annual show on the National Mall is likely to be crowded, but the good news is there are plenty of other... Read »

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 at 6:09 PM
36th Annual Celebrate Fairfax! This Weekend

36th Annual Celebrate Fairfax! This Weekend

Crews are setting up for the 36th annual Celebrate Fairfax! Festival the event will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at 12000 Government... Watch »

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:15 AM
North Beach: Exploring a Local Gem

North Beach: Exploring a Local Gem

The unofficial start to summer is here. This Memorial Day weekend many will be flocking to the beaches to kick off the holiday. News 4's Megan McGrath went to North Beach and shares what you and your family can... Watch »

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:52 PM
By Julie Gallagher

DC Street Art You'll Want to Post on Instagram ASAP

Sure, D.C. has an extensive selection of art museums and galleries you can visit, but often you don't even need to step foot inside one to see some of the most captivating art in the city.View gallery »

  • The Watermelon House by Rob Banaszak and Wade Wilson
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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.