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Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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By Arielle Hixson, Yvonne Ivey, Carissa DiMargo

10 Places to Cool Off Within 100 Miles of DC

Summer's swelter isn't letting up! Whether you're looking for the best local water parks or want to get out in nature, read on for our picks on the top 10 places to cool off within 100 miles of D.C.View gallery »

  • Six Flags America in Maryland
  • Rafting & Tubing in Virginia & West Virginia
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Virginia or DC
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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By Julie Gallagher, Courtney Rozen, Carissa DiMargo

10 Places to Swim If You Want to Avoid Bay Bridge Traffic

Rivers, lakes and bays: Here's where to go when you want to swim in a natural body of water... but you can't bear to brave the Chesapeake Bay Bridge traffic.View gallery »

  • Beaver Dam Swim Club, Maryland
  • Lake Anna, Virginia
  • North Beach, Maryland
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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By Deanna Reid, Carissa DiMargo

Top 10 Beaches Near the DC Area

No, Waikiki isn't on the list -- we're looking at the best beaches within an easy drive of the DMV. Get ready to vacuum the sand out of your car.View gallery »

  • North Carolina's Outer Banks
  • Assateague and Chincoteague islands
  • Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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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 »

  • Annapolis, Maryland
  • Havre de Grace, Maryland
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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By Maggie Voelzke, Margaret Voelzke

Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck

Where to Eat, Shop and Sun at Va.'s Northern Neck

This little-known gem is about three hours away from the District (with only about an hour spent on 95!), and is a great place to sail, fish, kayak or spend the day on the beach. Read »

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 at 4:44 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Dew Tour Brings BMX, Surf and Skate Back to O.C.

Dew Tour Brings BMX, Surf and Skate Back to O.C.

Ocean City is hosting the Dew Tour again this year featuring the best athletes in the surf, BMX and skateboarding world. Read »

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 11:51 AM
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By Margaret Voelzke

Watch the World's Best Sand Sculptors at Work

Watch the World's Best Sand Sculptors at Work

Watch 500 tons of sand be transformed into world-class sculptures in Atlantic City. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Kite Fest Meets Beer Fest in Virginia Beach

Kite Fest Meets Beer Fest in Virginia Beach

The 14th annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival returns for a beach-eriffic day in the sun in Virginia Beach, May 3-4. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Fireworks on the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J.

Fireworks on the Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, N.J.

As far as we're concerned, it's important to visit as many boardwalks as possible before summer slips away. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine, Food, Celebs Get Festy in Atlantic City

Wine, Food, Celebs Get Festy in Atlantic City

You should just book your room now for the always-entertaining Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival -- it's really that good. Read »

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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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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.