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.

By far the most beautiful and friendly town!
Reviewed by jennaprovost
on September 17, 2012
Have lived her my entire life and now a lot of people in this town. We have great people and they make this town amazing :)
Reviewed by robynlcastles
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla is a small but friendly and beautiful place to live. It has a nightlife even though it is on the smaller side as well as culture.
Reviewed by adreyes
on September 17, 2012
I have been attending college here for the last year and I couldn't have chosen a better place. Everybody here is so hopsitable. The old-town feeling has a modern twist to it with the art galleries, coffee shops, and AWESOME restaurants. There is beautiful scenery and the sunsets here are out of this world!
Reviewed by opalescent
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla is a nice place to live, work, play and raise a family. It's close to mountains and rivers and it's full of culture.
Reviewed by EMacRoberts
on September 17, 2012
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