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.

We visited WW only about 18 months ago and immediately fell in love with it. It is a beautiful town; the downtown core is particularly spectacular. Of course, the wineries and tasting rooms are a big draw, but for us, the tremendous music scene makes this our favorite place to be. I have lived in seven different states, in a variety of towns, cities and villages, but have never been somewhere as friendly and welcoming as Walla Walla.
Reviewed by TLCox
on September 17, 2012
Beautiful area to live in!
Reviewed by DianePatton
on September 17, 2012
I was born and raised in Walla Walla and go back several times a year to visit. Even though many changes have occurred over the years, it still remains a place where you walk down Main Street and people say "hello". And we have some fabulous, world renowned wine makers.
Reviewed by coachsandra
on September 17, 2012
We moved to Walla Walla just 7 mos. ago and we LOVE it. There is so much here and the people are so friendly. So glad we took the risk.
Reviewed by dbrumfield02
on September 17, 2012
After spending 13 years in the Portland, Oregon area, moving out to this area was a breath of fresh air...literally and figuratively! Everywhere I shop the people are helpful and courteous. People you don't know will chat with you while you're in line at the grocery store, or at a movie.
Reviewed by Briansgrl
on September 17, 2012
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