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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 at 12:10 PM
By Jocelyn Rubin, NBC Washington

Top 10 Virginia Getaways for Summer

Whether you're going for a last-minute day trip, a weekend escape or a lengthy vacation, Virginia can give you the wide open outdoors that your office plant just can’t match.View gallery »

  • Virginia Beach
  • The Historic Triangle
  • Busch Gardens
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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
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
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 4:31 PM
By Anna Riley

PHOTOS: Light City's Jaw-Dropping Displays in Baltimore

Light City Baltimore brightens up the city this week with interactive and unique illuminated exhibits for all ages to enjoy.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 10:24 AM
By Brooke Evans, NBC Washington

Top 10 Maryland Day Trips for Spring

Winter's finally releasing its grip on us! Celebrate springtime at one of these Maryland spots for a perfect day trip.View gallery »

  • National Harbor
  • Deep Creek Lake
  • Annapolis
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Six Flags Over Texas Debuts Virtual Reality Coaster

Six Flags Over Texas is putting a new spin on an old favorite this season. The park has equipped the "Shockwave" roller coaster with a state-of-the-art virtual reality system that puts riders in the cockpit of a...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:35 PM
By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Glass House Winery

Glass House Winery is located minutes from Charlottesville and features a tropical conservatory, private lake and mountain views that set it apart from most wineries in Virginia.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 5:09 PM
By Sery Kim

Escape D.C. Humidity With a Cape Cod Getaway

Escape D.C. Humidity With a Cape Cod Getaway

Situated within (almost) comfortable driving distance from the political hustle of Washington, D.C., the Sea Crest Beach Hotel on Cape Cod provides a soothing visage to weary workers during the dog days... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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 »

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.