Walla Walla, Washington

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1349 Votes - "Best For Food"
170 Votes - "Friendliest"
108 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
14 Votes - "Most Fun"
3 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
2 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

Description

The 2011 Friendliest Small Town in America returned with food and wine that blew our team away. We met chefs from Pho Sho, Andrae’s Kitchen, and The Marc, who prepared custom sampler dishes and students in Walla Walla Community College’s Culinary Program who paired dishes with wine from Woodward Canyon and Leonetti Cellar. The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance organized an amazing afternoon for our team warmly reminding us of their friendliness.

Our favorite local restaurants included Maple Counter Café, Saffron, Brasserie Four, The Marc and T. Maccarone’s, all must-stops on a visit to one of our favorite small towns. Tour and taste at local vineyards from Walla Walla Vintners to Blue Mountain Vineyards, Waterbrook Winery, Spring Valley Vineyard and Lullaby Winery.

In addition to food and wine, Walla Walla is renowned for its art, music and theater. Browse any of a dozen galleries, catch a symphony or jazz performance, or attend a show at a local college. For history tour the historic downtown’s architecture and antique shopping, The Whitman Mission, and Fort Walla Walla for a feel of the 1800s.

Walla Walla’s abundant outdoor offerings can’t be overlooked, from camping, boating and swimming to area parks, athletic facilities and walking trails. Visitors can hunt and fish, ski, bike, ice skate or play softball, tennis, racquetball and golf. See what else Walla Walla has to offer in users' reviews.

Walla Walla isn't just a place to call home, it's a place where the pace is slower than big cities and you can just relax.
Reviewed by ditterj_bug
on September 17, 2012
Pretty Downtown and very friendly
Reviewed by millerc
on September 17, 2012
I grew up in Walla Walla and it has evolved over the years to be a great sophisticated small town. It is still a great place to raise kids but is is also a great place to Visit. There is some shopping, lots of great resturaunts and of course more wineries then you could visit in a month.
Reviewed by amybaker78
on September 17, 2012
i love the parts of the town that are old and historic. it has been a great town to grow up in.
Reviewed by Shea
on September 17, 2012
I always say I came for the beauty and the wine and stayed for the friendly people. Love this place.
Reviewed by Charlotte
on September 17, 2012
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