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Things to Do in DC Beyond the Smithsonian

Things to Do in DC Beyond the Smithsonian February 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The recent budget discussions between the White House and the U.S. Congress has brought up the specter of a government shutdown, an event that could see U.S. national parks, the Smithsonian Institution, and all other facilities managed by the U.S. government locking their gates and closing their doors...

Stage is Set for the Solar Decathalon

Stage is Set for the Solar Decathalon February 27, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
The Solar Decathalon, a sort of eco-Olympics which sees 20 teams of college students build environmentally-sound, solar-powered houses, will return to the National Mall this fall after all. This year’s event will take place in September in West Potomac Park, just off the main drag of the National...

National Cherry Blossom Festival Photo Contest

National Cherry Blossom Festival Photo Contest February 16, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Springtime is just around the corner. And, though I may be biased, Washington, DC, is by far one of the most beautiful places in the country to enjoy the season. That’s largely because of the Japanese cherry trees, whose delicate pink and white blossoms provide a colorful and fragrant backdrop...

“Towering Ambition” Exhibit Takes Lego Dreams to New Heights

“Towering Ambition” Exhibit Takes Lego Dreams to New Heights February 13, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Attention LEGO geeks! Were you the kid that would, when given LEGOs, try to construct famous landmarks rather than just a boring, square building? If you said “yes,” then an ongoing exhibit at the National Building Museum is for you. Featured in “Towering Ambition” are the awesome...

Capital Pride 2010

Capital Pride 2010 June 8, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Now in its 35th year, Capital Pride 2010, the DC-based offering of the famous annual June festival celebrating the LGBT community, is one of the largest Pride events in the nation. While the festival’s biggest events – the Capital Pride Parade and the Capital Pride Festival – aren’t...

World Cup Viewing in DC: Will “Soccer in the Circle” Succeed?

World Cup Viewing in DC: Will “Soccer in the Circle” Succeed? June 1, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Soccer fanatics the world over have been counting down the days, minutes, and seconds until the June 11 start of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The world’s most anticipated sporting event will be screened at bars and pubs throughout the city (Fado, RiRa and Againn, to name a very few; Againn...

Five to Try: Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Shops

Five to Try: Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Shops May 25, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
Summer in DC is pretty hot and steamy – don’t forget, the city used to be a swamp – so locals are always looking for ways (however fleeting) to cool off.  Like eating ice cream, for example. Is there any better excuse than summertime for stuffing one’s face with a scoop or two...

No More Hockey. Now What?

No More Hockey.  Now What? April 30, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
So, the Capitals – DC’s pro hockey team – lost in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. No one in Washington expected it, so we’re all feeling sorry for ourselves as a result. (Trust me. I was on the Metro last night with a bunch of VERY disgruntled fans heading home...

All A-Twitter

All A-Twitter April 21, 2010 | What's New | Read More
NileGuide’s DC section is jumping on the Twitter bandwagon.  Check it out! And become a follower so you can get DC-related tips and updates!

Getting Active in April

Getting Active in April April 5, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Both Easter and Passover are over, and those who celebrate either holiday might be excused for feeling a bit of a holiday hangover. If you overindulged a little in the food and drink over the last few days, you’re probably not alone. Biking the monuments. Photo credit: MoBikeFed, flickr. Thankfully,...
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