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Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 7:06 AM

2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate spring with the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival Read »

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 1:09 PM
By Brittany Bone

10 Great New Jersey Weekend Getaways

Need a staycation? Keep these New Jersey destinations in mind for your springtime travels.View gallery »

  • Lambertville
  • Liberty State Park
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Celebrating Black History Month

Discover D.C. black history at smaller museums and unexpected spots.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 6:31 AM

C&O Canal Park Offers Program on Underground Railroad

C&O Canal Park Offers Program on Underground Railroad

The presentation, scheduled for Saturday in Williamsport, Maryland, will feature narratives from runaway slaves and African-Americans who worked on the canal from the mid-1800s to the 1920s. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:10 AM
By Arielle Hixson, NBC Washington

Top 10 Day Trips Less Than 100 Miles From DC

Where do you go when you want to get away... and also sleep in your own bed that night?View gallery »

  • main
  • Annapolis, Maryland
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 8:16 PM

DC-Based for Decades, Apollo 11 Capsule to Go on Road Trip

The Apollo 11 command module, which traveled more than 950,000 miles to take Americans to the moon and back in 1969, is going on a road trip, leaving the Smithsonian for the first time in more than four... Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 9:31 PM

'Infinity Mirrors' to Open Thursday at Hirshhorn

 'Infinity Mirrors' to Open Thursday at Hirshhorn

"Infinity Mirrors" will feature six of Yayaoi Kusama's iconic kaleidoscopic spaces, the most to ever be featured together. A number of her other works, such as paintings and her "Pumpkin" statue, also will be on... Read »

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 1:15 PM
By Brooke Evans, NBC Washington

Top 10 Maryland Day Trips for Spring

Temperatures are rising, and flowers will be blooming soon. Celebrate springtime at one of these Maryland spots for the perfect day trip.View gallery »

  • Plan a Maryland Day Trip
  • Deep Creek Lake
  • Annapolis
Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 10:48 AM
By Sophia Barnes

Top 10 Virginia Day Trips for Spring

After hiding inside this winter, you're probably ready to enjoy warm weather. Whether you want a beautiful nature hike, fast-paced thrills or wildlife spotting, here are 10 awesome Virginia getaways.View gallery »

  • Plan a Virginia Day Trip
  • 1. Mount Vernon
  • 2. George Washington and Jefferson National Forest
Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Weekday Passes for 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit Available

Weekday Passes for 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit Available

The next round of passes for the artist Yayaoi Kusama's much-anticipated exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden became available Monday -- but you may have to visit on a weekday. Read »

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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.