A New Year of Delightful Destinations

Travel to fascinating places with Smithsonian Associates in 2024

A group of hikers surrounded by trees on a trail look up as a tour leader points something out
A two-day getaway in 2023 led by naturalist Keith Tomlinson explored Blue Ridge trails at the height of their fall beauty. The group took two hikes in Shenandoah National Park and stayed at the iconic Skyland Lodge that offered magnificent panoramic views of the mountain landscapes. An evening program gave insights into the area’s history, geography, geology, wildlife and forest environment. Nichole Andonegui

For avid travelers, there’s nothing more exciting as planning a new adventure, and Smithsonian Associates’ overnight tours for 2024 offer plenty of reasons for excitement. Whether you’re a fan of history, art, theater, nature, or architecture—or simply love discovering new places—these expert-led multi-day excursions offer a year’s worth of tempting travels.

Our study tours provide unbeatable learning experiences: a tantalizing range of topics, fascinating destinations, outstanding leaders and opportunities for insider’s access, such as private viewings at the famed Neue Galerie and the Philadelphia Flower Show. And here’s the best part: We do all the planning.

Just a few miles north of the White House, D.C.’s Northwest neighborhoods feel a world away from the towering monuments and expansive boulevards of downtown Washington. A 2023 Smithsonian Associates walking tour explored 16th Street and Adams Morgan uncovering the stories of movers and shakers, protests, disasters, and social scandals. Mort Glassberg

Just added new adventures visit Arizona; a pair of beautiful barrier islands; the Shenandoah Valley in autumn; a noted theater festival; the lively art scene in the Hamptons; and more. Several of the most popular tours return to the schedule (Frank Lloyd Wright fans, we’re calling you), offering another chance to join Smithsonian Associates on these adventures before they sell out again.

You can start to fill your travel calendar soon: Tours that bring you to the famed Philadelphia Flower Show (March 3­–4); showcase the best of the borough of Queens (April 7–8); and survey architectural gems by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries in Illinois and Wisconsin open for sale Friday, December 1. Preview all Smithsonian Associates 2024 study tours.