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.

I grew up there. It was nice to be able to walk down the street and not worry about crime or to be able to just start chatting with someone.
Reviewed by rno2
on September 17, 2012
I never never been to a place where everyone says hello to you.
Reviewed by beckus
on September 17, 2012
The perfect little town to keep one happy. 3 colleges, great food, great coffee, and filled with friendly faces.
Reviewed by wwmothx2
on September 17, 2012
I left my wallet, complete with ID, credit cards, and cash at one of their hotels last year during the Pendleton Round Up. Upon returning to Portland realized my grave mistake. Called them to see if by any stroke of luck and fortune it was left in the room and returned to the front desk. Not only was the wallet returned to th front desk but they fedEx'ed it to me with every last card and dollar intacted. Thank you Walla Walla. Beautiful and kind!
Reviewed by LArissaJill
on September 17, 2012
Everyone says hi and greats you with a big smile.
Reviewed by kookooooooo
on September 17, 2012
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