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Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 7:29 AM

17 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in DC

Guinness and Jameson will flow, and corned beef and cabbage will be served. That’s right, it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Friday. There’s certainly no shortage of green-filled fun in the D.C. area, so we’ve rounded up... Read »

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 12:53 PM

Brewery Offers Free Ski Hat With Beer Purchase Before Snow

A Loudoun County brewery is offering a snow-friendly bonus ahead of Monday night and Tuesday's expected winter storm. Read »

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Maryland Ski Resort Will Reopen as Storm Approaches

Maryland Ski Resort Will Reopen as Storm Approaches

The Garrett County facility announced Saturday that it will reopen later this week to take advantage of the recent cold snap and approaching winter storm. Read »

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 2:09 PM

'We Tell The Story': Md. Visitor Center Honors Tubman's Life

On Saturday, the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opens in Church Creek, Maryland. Read »

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 7:08 AM
By Darlene Aderoju

13 Spots to View Cherry Blossoms (Minus the Crowds)

When the cherry blossoms bloom, you can expect to face crowds of thousands who gather at the Tidal Basin each year to check them out. Maneuvering through traffic and trying to get a good view can be quite...View gallery »

  • Founder's Park
  • U.S. National Arboretum
  • American University
Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:57 PM
By Julie Gallagher

Smithsonian's Objects of Wonder' Exhibit Opens Friday

Set up to feel like a behind-the-scenes tour, the Smithsonian's "Objects of Wonder" exhibit will open Friday at the National Museum of Natural History.View gallery »

  • Coleoptera
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Exotic Wood
Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:44 PM

MAP: Md. Byway Highlights Sites From Harriet Tubman's Life

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway is a 125-mile, self-guided driving tour through the beautiful landscape Harriet Tubman once called home. 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 »

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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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.