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.

I grew up in Walla Walla and know first hand what a wonderful place it is and how friendly the people are. I live in Spokane now, but get home as often as possible.
Reviewed by trevor28
on September 17, 2012
I've lived her for 7 years and I just love this town. Came for college and couldn't bear to leave.
Reviewed by indicate
on September 17, 2012
The town so nice they named it twice.....
Reviewed by Hunnyoil
on September 17, 2012
We moved here 22 years ago to raise our kids. Best decision we've ever made.
Reviewed by tammyjean16
on September 17, 2012
We try to visit Walla Walla once a year. We live in Oregon's wine country and we love visiting Walla Walla for its wine culture! People are friendly and welcoming. If we couldn't live where we do now, we would choose Walla Walla! You can't beat the Inn at Woodhaven Farm, located not far from Whitman. Lovely comfy rooms and amazing breakfasts served by the sister proprietors.
Reviewed by VinoMom
on September 17, 2012
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