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.

Beautiful old town, friendly people, great wine, nice music scene. A great week end get away.
Reviewed by RickC
on September 17, 2012
A great place to raise a family! There is something here for everyone!
Reviewed by Ashleyp
on September 17, 2012
The town shouts it's beauty in spring with the flowering trees and the sweet smell of nature in the air. Beauty can be found in the tree lined streets and well maintained parks as well as the beautiful farm lands that surrounds this town. Come and visit and soak in the peaceful beauty known as Walla Walla Valley.
Reviewed by lylek
on September 17, 2012
My husband and I moved to Walla Walla a few months ago from the Seattle area. People here have welcomed us with open arms and we already feel more connected to our neighbors and community than we ever did in Seattle or on the Olympic Peninsula, where we grew up. Truly a community-spirited, beautiful town to live in!! We feel so lucky to have found Walla Walla!
Reviewed by rnagler
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla is the friendliest town because of it's people. Our Downtown Foundation has created an enviorment that is fun and there are many activities to take part in.
Reviewed by Bannerbank
on September 17, 2012
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