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4 Reasons to Explore the National Gallery Sculpture Garden

  If you’ve lived in the DC area for a while, you’ve probably explored a number of the wonderful, free museums within the Smithsonian. But if you haven’t strolled through the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, you’re missing out on one of the city’s best kept secrets – especially during the summer months. Here are 4 reasons to check out the…

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Mark Your Calendar for the Maryland Renaissance Festival

  Each year, a piece of Anne Arundel County is transformed into a 16th century English village with the Maryland Renaissance Festival. This year’s festival opens on August 29th and will feature crafts, food, live performances on eight stages, a jousting arena and games. With so many things to do, the Renaissance Festival is a family-friendly and unique way to…

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Your Guide to Celebrating July 4th in Washington, D.C.

  The Fourth of July will be here before we know it, and what better place to celebrate this patriotic holiday than the nation’s capital? Below are seven things to do in D.C. to celebrate Independence Day, and the best part is that these fun events are only a short trip from National Harbor! National Independence Day Parade Who doesn’t…

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5 Washington, DC Neighborhoods to Explore This Summer

Beautiful spring weather makes us want to get out and about. Fortunately for Palette residents, DC’s numerous neighborhoods are just a short Metro ride away. Washington, DC is filled with distinct neighborhoods, each with its own style and entertainment options. Get out in the warm weather for a stroll through one of these six DC neighborhoods, and explore the many…

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