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.

Born and raised close by and I absolutely love it! Everywhere you go, whether its to one of the many great wineries or to one of the local grocery stores, you feel welcome....definitely the friendliest town around :)
Reviewed by angelahinton
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla is swell! Walk down the streets and need help...someone will be there!
Reviewed by Downtownwallawalla
on September 17, 2012
I moved to Walla Walla in the Autumn of 2001
Reviewed by ShariMagic
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla is an amazing little town. Great as a college town or as a quiet place to raise a family. You can't walk through downtown without running into somebody that you know and on top of that the wine is delicious!
Reviewed by elm
on September 17, 2012
Moved here for my husband's retirement 15 years ago and love it! Never felt "left out" or ran into any "old boy" network stuff.
Reviewed by prichmond
on September 17, 2012
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