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.

The best fine dining -- perfect for a wine valley
Reviewed by AndrewWallaWalla
on September 17, 2012
The downtown is filled with friendly shop owners, tasting rooms, and great restaurants. When you ask for directions or information, people are so willing to help you.
Reviewed by bruindrew86
on September 17, 2012
We moved to Walla Walla a year ago, and it's truly the most feel good place I've ever lived!
Reviewed by jenhen
on September 17, 2012
I've recently just moved into Walla Walla and the moment I stepped out of the truck was the moment I knew Id love it.. First off 3 of the neighbors offered help with moving things into the house.. One brought me a Dolly over to make my move into the house easier and another offered to move their cars out of their own drive way to make it easier to back the truck into.. Not only was this amazing but the rest of the town itself just makes you feel at home and the vibe is just amazing. I'm moving because of my job and I'm very excited and blessed that Walla Walla has turned out to be such a great place!
Reviewed by WWBound
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla is my home town and I have lived other places (bigger cities) and none are as friendly at Walla Walla
Reviewed by joysanchez
on September 17, 2012
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