Welcome in 2013 at one of these great events nearby Upper Marlboro.
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Monday, December 24, 2012
From large-scale, themed, multi-room extravaganzas to more subdued music and art events, the Washington, DC area has a number of New Year’s Eve parties scheduled, with something for everyone. If you like the more traditional big crowd, big event type celebration, “Big Night DC” at the Gaylord National Resort at the National Harbor may be the destination for you. With 15 themed party areas, five dance floors, more than a dozen bands and DJs, VIP rooms and a number of full and open bars, this six-hour party could see more than 7,000 attendees! Cost: Tickets are currently $149.99 per person for the main event, $199.99 for the VIP area and include drinks, food, a fun casino lounge—meaning no gambling—and music. Another event that is sure to…
A study confirms that driving home on Fridays takes longer than commutes during the rest of the week.
Friday, August 10, 2012
A recent study confirms what Washingtonians have long known to be true—Friday afternoon commutes cause more headaches than your average drive home. A study conducted by an outside traffic research firm for Governing.com shows that Friday afternoons are the worst time to drive in nearly three-quarters of metro areas nationally, including Washington, DC. DC ranked as the ninth worst metro area for Friday afternoon delays of the 100 cities included in the data, according to the report. The average Friday afternoon delay in the region clocked in at 7.47 minutes for a 30-minute commute. Monday through Thursday, the data shows the average delay to be about 5.94 minutes for a half-hour trip. Washington ranked just below Portland, OR, at eighth …
A look at 10 places near Washington, D.C., where you can go celebrate Valentine's Day.
The most important holiday of the year is coming up for couples. If you haven't already started planning your Valentine's romantic weekend away, here are some ideas that might just save the day. Kathleen Bryan contributed to this report.