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.

Just look at all the trees in town. Not many communities as pretty. Then there are the rolling green hills and grapes.
Reviewed by JO_RAMBO
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla has an amazing history, beautiful scenery, great outdoor recreations, and most importantly- genuine people that help create the wonderful small town atmosphere. I've always been proud to call Walla Walla home.
Reviewed by Mark123
on September 17, 2012
With it's historic downtown atmosphere and miles of green rolling hills as far as the eye can see, you can't deny the beauty and charm this little town presents.
Reviewed by Wallawallagirl
on September 17, 2012
I've grown up in this little town and have watched it go from 'sleepy' to 'alive'. The trees are beautiful, the parks are a great place to unwind, picnic, and watch the kids play. Our historical downtown went from 'closed' at 5:30pm to vibrant with a beautiful a revitalized main street, refurbished store fronts, cafes, galleries, tasting rooms and one of a kind shops. Surrounded by rolling fields with wheat,sweet onions, alfalfa, fruit, grapes and trees. A beautiful and historic place to live with great educational opportunities from pre-school through high school, 3 colleges and certainly worth the visit for a few days.
Reviewed by CrossRoads
on September 17, 2012
Very clean and tidy. Creeks complete with beautiful shade trees and ducks, meander equitably throughout the town. Friendly faces everywhere. Wonderful wine tasting opportunities and great shops downtown. The surrounding beautiful flowing wheat fields change with the seasons - always a joy to view.
Reviewed by robnmart
on September 17, 2012
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