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.

It took moving away to really appreciate Walla Walla. What a rare little gem!
Reviewed by BlueMtGirl
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla is a great small-town friendly place. We love to visit! The newest attraction is the wineries, but it's got a little of everything. Check out Fort Walla Walla, especially the summer musical, and grab a burger at the Ice Berg!
Reviewed by MamaBee418
on September 17, 2012
Located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains Walla Walla offers outdoor opportunities in both summer and winter.
Reviewed by Phyllis
on September 17, 2012
I was born in Walla Walla. My family lives here. My grandparents on my father's side opened the first candy store/ice cream parlor in Walla Walla and my grandfather on my mother's side was the fire chief for years. I've lived in other towns but I always come back to Walla Walla...it's beautiful, with a view of the Blue Mountains, close to the river, and has the friendliest people.
Reviewed by TiredPuppy
on September 17, 2012
Friendly and caring people, Clean and beautiful
Reviewed by Sloany
on September 17, 2012
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