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.

Beautiful Walla Walla nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. 3 small colleges in the vicinity keeps us young and on the edge. There is beauty all around in historic buildings, tree lined streets, homes with lovely yards, gorgeous parks, inspiring views (fields, mountains and waves of amber grain), people who smile and say hi, a wide variety of activities for all, and wonderful products (produce, art, antiques, dining, & wine). Truly a beautiful place to live in, it is as unique and lyrical as its name. There are other beautiful places that are fun to visit, but Walla Walla's beauty has depth of soul, tradition, and diverse ethnic cultures - it is a beautiful place you want to come home to.
Reviewed by lam
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla is a quiet, peaceful and the most beautiful small town in the NW. A perfect place to retire.
Reviewed by martinj
on September 17, 2012
I love the parks sprinkled throughout the town, especially Pioneer park with the huge vibrant trees, reflective ponds with natural wildlife, and the many rare and colorful birds to be found in the aviary located there. It is a very beautiful town, and I'm proud to have grown up here and now raising my kids here.
Reviewed by jdherres
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla is clean and friendly. When you walk our downtown streets, you can enjoy potted plants, clean sidewalks, friendly merchants and a quaint, updated and vibrant downtown. Wouldn't want to live any other place. We get 4 seasons and just when your ready for warmer weather, here it comes. Then when your tired of the 100 degree summers, here comes fall. Many things to do if you like the arts and enjoy dining in our varied restaurants. Come and give us a visit!
Reviewed by hicksj3
on September 17, 2012
Awesome place! Beautiful parks and creeks all around town, and a really sweet downtown area.
Reviewed by lindseyjs0417
on September 17, 2012
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