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Come Around To National Harbor!

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.23.2014 | Travel

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — While visitors to the nation's capital usually head to the monuments and museums, a new attraction uses the Potomac River to d...

It's About Time!

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years du...

Shutdown? What Shutdown? Don't Let Closures Ruin Your D.C. Vacation

Gogobot | Posted 12.03.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

You don't have to let the political antics on Capitol Hill spoil your travel fun in Washington D.C. Check out the "Washington D.C.: All Shut Down and Somewhere to Go guide" for places to enjoy while congress members sweat it out.

LOOK: A Big, Impotent Stink In Washington

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A long line of people snaked around the block, trying to get into the U.S. Botanic Garden before its late closing on Monday night. They ...

PHOTOS: Rusty The Red Panda Is Back With Mate

Posted 07.09.2013 | DC

Rusty's back! Since his escape (!) from the National Zoo to one of D.C.'s more bar-filled neighborhoods in late June, Rusty the red panda has been ...

Civil War Beer!

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Ike Wilson | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine's Taste of History Night celebrates the debut of Gettysburg Wheat, the fourth beer from the commemorative Ci...

A DC Tour Must-See: The George Washington Masonic Memorial

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

A visit to the George Washington Masonic Memorial is an unexpected glimpse into both the private life and the deep spiritual leanings of the father of our country.

Resort Offers Naked Hiking Opportunities

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Lizzy Mclellan | Posted 08.20.2013 | DC

Friday marks the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, the first day of summer and, of course, Hike Naked Day. While not recognized or celebr...

Ready For Business!

The Baltimore Sun | Candy Thomson | Posted 07.22.2013 | DC

After $1.1 million in Superstorm Sandy clean-up work, Ocean City is ready for Memorial Day weekend and beyond, said Mayor Richard Meehan. Even the da...

Great News For Dog-Loving History Buffs

Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

George Washington was a dog lover. He had many dogs, mostly hounds, some with extremely colorful names like Drunkard and Sweet Lips, living at Mount V...

It's Just Gotten Easier To Get To Baltimore, Hon

The Baltimore Sun | Michael Dresser | Posted 07.17.2013 | DC

Maryland's MARC commuter trains, which have always operated Monday through Friday, will begin offering weekend service between Baltimore and Washingto...

The Way To Really Fly Is Getting Faster

The Baltimore Sun | Candy Thomson | Posted 07.14.2013 | DC

The first of 70 new energy-efficient locomotives destined for Amtrak's East Coast service rolled off Monday morning from a Sacramento, Calif., assembl...

$400k Addition To The National Mall

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 360-year-old Japanese stone lantern that is lit each year at the National Cherry Blossom Festival to commemorate the relationshi...

Game Over For National Pinball Museum

The Baltimore Sun | Chris Kaltenbach | Posted 04.22.2013 | DC

Baltimore's year-old National Pinball Museum, a pinging, clanging, tilting tribute to the flipper machines that have been mainstays of American popula...

Top Local D.C. Picks For Out-Of-Town Visitors

Posted 01.18.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In D.C. for the Inauguration? You'll want to check out some of our top picks of things to do, from silly to serious, in your non-inaugur...

City Confidential: Discovering Washington D.C.

Posted 09.30.2012 | Black Voices

If stuffy politicians and historic monuments are all you think D.C. has to offer, you’re sadly mistaken. The nation’s capital is not only home...

Stepping Back In Time In Northern Virginia

Rebecca Dolan | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel
Rebecca Dolan

Lovely as Mount Vernon may be, it's a poor representation of the majority of buildings built back in Washington's day. What about the Colonial 99 percent?

D.C. Reports Growth In Local Tourism Jobs, Spending

Posted 05.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The amount of tourism spending in the nation's capital grew in 2011, according to numbers released Tuesday by Destination DC, the city's...

Will D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms Have An Even Earlier Peak Bloom?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While the National Cherry Blossom Festival might begin March 20, could all the warm weather the D.C. area has been experiencing prompt a...

PHOTOS: Potomac River's Natural Wonder At Little Falls

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 03.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Of the Potomac River's cataracts, Great Falls usually gets top billing as a local natural wonder. And deservedly so. But Little Fall...

Donald Trump Lays Out Big Vision For His New D.C. Landmark

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is promising greatness for the Old Post Office building. In a Washington Post local opinion piece this weekend, Trump -...

PHOTOS: National Geographic Spotlights Samurai In New Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Cherry blossom season is coming up fast, and the National Geographic Museum is getting into the spirit of all things Japanese with its n...

Peak Bloom Dates Predicted For Cherry Blossoms

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Washington is getting ready to celebrate 100 years of its famous cherry blossom trees, and the trees' head tender said Thursday tha...

Ford's Theatre Opens Lincoln Study Center

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Flowers once attached to President Abraham Lincoln's coffin and ribbons from mourners have joined videos and interactive displays t...