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.

My favorite thing about Walla Walla may not be the first thing most people would think of: its size. After a decade and a half of living here, and having lived and worked all over this country, I've come to appreciate a town that's big enough to have the stores, restaurants and cultural life that Walla Walla has, but small enough that building relationships is not only easy but natural. We all have our favorite stores, restaurants, hidden treasures and places to park and take in the view, but for me it's the sheer accessibility of its people that makes Walla Walla extraordinary.
Reviewed by hawlywood
on September 3, 2013
Walla Walla is a wonderful place because people care for each other. When you are walking down the street people smile at you and it makes you feel so good. People will stop and give you directions of where it is that you are looking for and sometimes even take you there. They love to tell you about the history of their city and point things out to you. There is lots to see and lots of good places to eat outdoors.
Reviewed by Marilynn
on September 3, 2013
Surrounded by rolling wheat fields, vineyards, and the Blue Mountain Range .. this quaint College town is home to a vast variety of trees that most of the streets are named after. Sidewalk cafes', bistro's, fine restaurants, and pubs line the Main Street and most recently Wine Tasting Rooms are popping up everywhere. Walla Walla has a hometown feel, but all that any big city has to offer in the way of entertainment, culture, and history. It's a beautiful place to live, work, and play and a great place to raise and educate a family . It has everything to offer year-round, ie: water sports, snow skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, sports .. you name it, and it's probably available. It's a great place to call HOME. Everybody is so friendly!
Reviewed by BUGGO49@gmail.com
on September 3, 2013
Look what I found in the local paper: http://union-bulletin.com/news/2013/aug/29/doras-named-among-countrys-best-tacos/ Dora's has the best tacos in the nation right here in Walla Walla, WA
Reviewed by sandyrivers
on September 3, 2013
Last night to vote. Good luck to the city of Walla Walla. I voted one last time.
Reviewed by laurinda78
on September 3, 2013
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