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.

We stayed at the Walla Faces Inn - very nice and central to the action. Off season rates are great. Loved the friendly & knowledgeable sommeliers at the tasting rooms. Great college feel with an upscale country vibe. try "Bacon & Eggs" for breakfast and the chef's counter at Whiteouse-Crawford for a special dinner!
Reviewed by luvsroosters
on August 1, 2013
I love the main street and the dogwoods all over town that bloom in the spring. The main street is a good walking street with shops and wine tasting rooms. It has great wine and winery;s to visit, and lots of nice restaurants. All in all a great place to visit.
Reviewed by jacklmc
on August 1, 2013
Good food, great wine, AWESOME people. Don't forget the small town of Dayton just 30 minutes NE of Walla Walla. Dayton boasts the oldest working county courthouse (self-guided tours), the oldest existing Washington train depot (operates as a museum), three historic districts, great food, shopping, artisan crafts and wine.
Reviewed by bmcmasters
on August 1, 2013
I was born and raised in Walla Walla and plan to never leave unless God directs us somewhere else. My folks and husbands folks are also here...as well as brother and some of his kids.I have always loved our Hometown for it's beauty, friendly people, and businesses that are owned by locals!! What more could we ask for? :-)
Reviewed by RondaG
on July 3, 2013
Walla Walla is a goofy little college town with lots to offer within the city (including museums, lots of restaurants, many nearby wineries & a great county fair). Walla Walla is also surrounded by fun excursions, nearby both the Snake & Columbia river systems, skiing, and Hells Canyon. A real respite from the harshness of the surrounding area.
Reviewed by thatguy
on September 17, 2012
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