Walla Walla, Washington


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"


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.

With 3 collages, the wine industry, the longest running symphony west of the Mississippi, etc..., Walla Walla is an amazingly vibrant small town.
Reviewed by SouthernTransplant
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful natural setting at the base of the Blue Mountains and surrounded by rolling hills with wheat farms. Lovely old neighboorhoods with big older homes. Active downtown core with restored buildings and a variety of businesses: restaurants, wine shops, clothing stores, etc..
Reviewed by dfraz
on September 17, 2012
Friendly people, lovely location, good medical facilities, 3 colleges with related activities, 4 seasons, great restraunts, always something interesting going on (Spring Release of wine, Balloon Stampede, etc)
Reviewed by Carlos
on September 17, 2012
A beautiful historic downtown tucked away near the Blue Mountains! Big enough to have a little luxury, small enough to know people when you're out and about. Large parks galore with one the home of a impressive bird aviary!
Reviewed by ms2456
on September 17, 2012
Surrounded by desert, Walla Walla is a beautiful oasis. Through out the city large trees paint a beautiful landscape. Our many parks are a great place to visit in order to see some of our state and national "champion" trees. The Blue Mountains provide a beautiful horizon all year round. The wheat fields provide green hills in the spring and golden fields in the summer.
Reviewed by smbell
on September 17, 2012
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