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.

Cannot wait to visit one day. The people I have met from Walla Walla are indeed some of the friendliest people I know! They all love their town ~ which is a beautiful testament .... Walla Walla is so NICE, they named it TWICE. =)
Reviewed by eli4you
on September 17, 2012
Friendliest town for sure! Also beautiful...
Reviewed by mrj04a
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla has a very active community calendar, including the annual Hot Air Balloon Stampede, the Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend Show and Shine, and Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days to name just a few. You won't find a friendlier small town.
Reviewed by ronwade
on September 17, 2012
We moved here for the beautiful weather, and the dynamic downtown core. We love it! The food is exceptional, the people are great, the population is diverse (several colleges keep it somewhat liberal) and the trees planted 100 years ago make it beautiful. We do not miss the big-city life at all!
Reviewed by robinconsani
on September 17, 2012
Walla Walla truly deserves this title !!
Reviewed by plan9
on September 17, 2012
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