Washington Travel – Context Travel Blog

Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Washington travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Washington, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Washington travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Washington travel.

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.

The New Renwick: Dedicated to the Future of Art

Washington D.C.’s Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, has been restored, reenergized, and reimagined. Located just a few blocks north of the National Mall, the museum reopened its doors to the public in November…

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Off the Beaten Path: Tours in the Public Interest

At Context, our philosophy has always been about promoting and protecting the cultural heritage in each of the cities in which we operate. This heritage most familiarly comes in the form of monumental sites such as the Colosseum or iconic…

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