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Walla WallaUnited States of America

Visit the heart of Washington wine country for cultural, historical and recreational attractions…and great wine, of course.

Spend several days in the vineyards, museums and boutiques of Walla Walla. Join tours and tastings at the area’s renowned wineries producing great varietals on 2,800 acres (1,100 hectares) surrounding the town.

The region’s excellent growing conditions have supported production of large, delicious Walla Walla Sweet Onions since the late 1800s. The climate and terroir have also attracted passionate winemakers for more than 30 years. See the area’s two oldest and most celebrated wineries, Woodward Canyon and L’Ecole No. 41 Winery to understand the origins of southeastern Washington winemaking. View grapes on the vine and tour production operations. Savor flavors of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah in tasting rooms.

Arrange transportation to travel safely from vineyard to vineyard as you sample premium vintages at some of the area’s 130 wineries. On other days, tour downtown Walla Walla and choose from more than 20 winetasting rooms. Select your favorite wines and have a case shipped to arrive at your home upon your return.

Downtown Walla Walla also offers excellent shopping and non-wine attractions. Stop at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, Whitman Mission and the Kirkman House Museum to learn about the area’s history. Browse boutiques for chic clothing and have lunch, dinner or cocktails at one of the many establishments, ranging from coffee shops to casual bistros to fine-dining restaurants.

Take the kids to Pioneer Park to play in the open spaces and see the birds in the free outdoor aviary. Look for the endangered nene or Hawaiian goose as well as pheasants and ducks. Note the park’s design, created by Frederick Law Olmsted, who was responsible for landscape delights at Central Park and the Biltmore Estate. Bike and play golf or ski nearby in winter.

Visit in June for the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival. Check the community calendar for wine festival weekends several times during the year. Find accommodations in Walla Walla’s quaint inns, national chains or historic hotels. The town is about 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Seattle, Portland or Boise.

Top Hotels in Walla Walla

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center
The Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
6 West Rose Street, Walla Walla, WA
The price is $160 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 23

Located in the heart of Walla Walla, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Downtown Farmers Market and Kirkman House Museum. Providence St. Mary Medical ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (977 reviews)

"Excellent service, friendly staff, wonderful food, and a clean, spacious room. We will definitely be staying here again!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

The Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center
The FINCH
The FINCH
2.5 out of 5
325 East Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
The price is $101 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Situated in Walla Walla, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kirkman House Museum, Whitman College, and Downtown Farmers Market. Veterans Memorial Park ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)

"Great location, clean rooms and property, very friendly staff. We plan to come back with family and friends."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

The FINCH
Quality Inn & Suites Walla Walla
Quality Inn & Suites Walla Walla
2.5 out of 5
520 North 2nd Ave, Walla Walla, WA
The price is $67 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Situated in Walla Walla, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Whitman College and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Fort Walla Walla. Walla Walla Community College and Amavi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (480 reviews)

"We stayed one night during the smoke days. There was no way not to get smoke in the hotel with doors opening and closing constantly. It was not too bad though. Our room was on the first floor by an entry door down the hall. This was not ideal. You could hear every time the door opened and closed. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Quality Inn & Suites Walla Walla

Popular places to visit in Walla Walla

Whitman College
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Whitman College

4.5/5(70 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe when you visit Whitman College, during your trip to Walla Walla. Check out the wineries or top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Fort Walla Walla
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Fort Walla Walla

4.5/5(39 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Walla Walla when you spend time at Fort Walla Walla. Check out the wineries or top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

L'Ecole No 41
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L'Ecole No 41

4.5/5(25 reviews)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at L'Ecole No 41 during your travels to Touchet. Amble around this trendy area's college campus and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Pioneer Park Aviary
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Pioneer Park Aviary

4.5/5(42 reviews)

Take the family on an outing to Pioneer Park Aviary during your trip to Walla Walla East. Check out the wineries or top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Wine Valley Golf Club
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Wine Valley Golf Club

5/5(8 reviews)

Enjoy a round of golf in Walla Walla at Wine Valley Golf Club. Amble around this trendy area's college campus and enjoy its wineries.

Pepper Bridge Winery
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Pepper Bridge Winery

4.5/5(25 reviews)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Pepper Bridge Winery during your travels to Walla Walla. Check out the top-notch restaurants or wineries in this walkable area.

Top things to do in Walla Walla

Ski Rentals
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Ski Rentals

$36
Per adult

Reviews of Walla Walla

4.4

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Becky

Mar 11, 2020

Such a cute town with a clean, beautiful downtown area. So many restaurants and boutiques! Definitely want to visit again. We were there for softball and didn’t get to see/do a lot.

5/5 - Excellent

Annon

Jan 26, 2020

Walla walla is an amazing place. Some great street tacos and small town feel.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

Whitman is a great school

4/5 - Good

Mary

Dec 30, 2019

Nice town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 25, 2019

This is a great town friendly and great wine

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 17, 2019

We had dinner in town, enjoyed the town. Just walked around downtown a little. We were just passing through, destination the get to a football game, for state playoffs.

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