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.

Wouldn't want to live anywhere else. My wife and I spent years looking for the perfect place to land, and this is it!! We love Walla Walla and it's historic downtown and gorgeous landscape.
Reviewed by knagler
on September 17, 2012
Friendly people, great food, even better wine, beautifully historic homes, gorgeous hills and landscape. What more can you ask for???
Reviewed by rboogs
on September 17, 2012
There's a warmth to the people and places of Walla Walla you just can't find elsewhere!
Reviewed by alackey77
on September 17, 2012
Awesome wine, great food and the friendliest people I've every met!
Reviewed by kristoferpeterson
on September 17, 2012
I grew up in Walla Walla and lived in Seattle for 8 years. What stands out the most since I've moved back to Walla Walla is how friendly this town is. People actually smile as you pass by in the street instead of giving you a glare. Waiters, bartenders, etc all genuinely have a conversation and try to get to know you. Walla Walla is the friendliest town by far!
Reviewed by SethR
on September 17, 2012
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