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.

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Reviewed by KKelly77
on September 3, 2013
I love Walla Walla. I grew up there, and it was the best place there is to grow up. I love the changes that have happened over the last few years. I don't live there any longer, but go home a few times a year, just to get that comfy small town feel. Walla Walla has great restaurants, parks, and the best views of the Blue's. And of course the Iceberg for the best hamburgers.
Reviewed by KatieO
on September 3, 2013
Love this town! Peaceful and full of culture, not to mention the food and wine. T Maccarone's is one of my favorite restaurants with a bar. Nice bartender, too! Same with The Marc! You can really enjoy yourself in this town because you can park your car and walk all over downtown!
Reviewed by wallawallainfo@wallawalla.org
on August 29, 2013
Walla Walla is a happening fun place to be. You will not be disappointed. WW is a quaint and beautifully restored turn of the century town. Picturesque downtown, wineries, quaint shops, excellent restaurants with numerous sidewalk cafes, parks, wooden bat baseball, biking, fabulous mountain views, plays, concerts every week-end, farmer's market, an awesome new Shakesperean Theatre which will feature several plays each year. Lots of great lodginig options.
Reviewed by dianedavis2
on August 29, 2013
Gotta love walla walla grew up here and don't think I could leave..so beautiful people are kind and so many great places to eat...my favorite is The Marc
Reviewed by dangel77
on August 26, 2013
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