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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
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 »

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  • Havre de Grace, Maryland
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, Nov 24, 2015 at 3:18 PM
By Michelle Chavez

PHOTOS: Georgetown GLOW Light Display

Look no further than Georgetown for free winter fun with the Georgetown GLOW light exhibition by the waterfront and C&O Canal.View gallery »

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  • GLOW 2014_Photo Sam Kittner courtesy Georgetown BID
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 4:55 PM
By Sarah Pixley

A Tour of James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland

Sure, you've been to Mount Vernon and maybe Monticello, but have you ever taken a tour of Ash Lawn-Highland? The Charlottesville estate was the official residence of fifth President James Monroe and his...View gallery »

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Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM
By William Shermaniii

Your Summer DMV Concert Roundup

There are countless performances to look forward to this summer in the D.C. area. Do something nice for your ears and check out a concert from our hand-picked list of artists coming to town who you won't...View gallery »

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  • July 3 - America
  • July 5 - Sam Smith
Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12:36 PM
By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: 2015 Funk Parade on U Street

Thousands lined the streets of D.C. on Saturday for this year's Funk Parade, an all-day fair and festival that celebrates funk, D.C. and U Street.View gallery »

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Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:01 PM
By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Running of the Chihuahuas at the D.C. Wharf

The 4th annual Running of the Chihuahuas (AKA #Chirace2015) took place this Sunday at the Wharf in D.C. It was a day to show the world just how fast your chihuahua could run. The winner this year:...View gallery »

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Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM
By Sarah Pixley

Look Back at Local History: Fairfax Train Museum

Fairfax Station wasn't just a train station in the late 19th century; it was a thriving village.View gallery »

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Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:09 AM
By Sarah Pixley

A Presidential Getaway: Rosemont Manor

A Presidential Getaway: Rosemont Manor

Virginia is full of historic destinations, but few are as beautifully restored as Rosemont Manor, presidents have walked the halls. 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.