Welcome to Friendly Walla Walla!
Enjoy touring the old fashioned small town of Walla Walla, a town so nice, it was named twice! Walla Walla is also well known for being the friendliest town in the region of Eastern Washington. In 2011, Rand McNally named Walla Walla as the friendliest small town America. Walla Walla is a very diverse in the arts & culture, fine wines, hand crafted breweries, gourmet foods and deluxe aaccommodations. The region is very scenic and also has majestic views of the Blue Mountains from our beautiful valley. Walla Walla also features many wildlife parks; scenic trails for Bicycle Riding, walking, horseback riding, golf courses, etc. Please visit Walla Walla Visitors Center and also visit Walla Walla Official Tourism Center for more information.
City of Walla Walla
Walla Walla is a destination point and famous for many things, especially its Main Street. The people of Walla Walla are very fortunate; Historic Downtown Walla Walla won the
Excellence on Main Award from the Washington State Main Street Program, in 2014. Then it was named by Sunset Magazine as being
one of 24 Best Places to Live and Work also in 2014. The historic downtown area is beautifully restored and there are many works of art that grace the streets as sculptures and murals. For more information visit: Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce
Historic Downtown Walla Walla
Downtown Walla Walla also features a Farmers Market on the weekends from May to October, located on North 4th Avenue and Main Street. There is a wide variety of fresh produce, artisan crafted breads, arts, crafts, jewelry, handmade soaps and gourmet foods. There is a wonderful ambiance created by the live music that puts everyone at ease and creates an atmosphere of fun and relaxation. Please visit Downtown Walla Walla Farmers Market for more information.
There are numerous fine dining gourmet restaurant located in the downtown area include Public House 124, which features exceptional signature and seasonal cocktails and complimented by a mouth watering menu. Olive Marketplace & Cafe, where the worlds of food, wine, and ambiance are perfectly blended in a single downtown Walla Walla location. Walla Walla has two micro breweries located downtown. Mill Creek Brew Pub, which features 100% hand crafted beers and also offers full service lunch and dinner options, including Happy Hour specials. Laht Neppur recently opened a fine hand crafted beer brew pub downtown, and also feature a full menu that includes their delicious made-to-order pizzas.
Historic Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center is a Walla Walla historic landmark built in 1927. In In 1999, Kyle Mussman bought the hotel and worked with the City and Port of Walla Walla to restore and expande it to be one of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels in the region. Today, the hotel strives to provide Exceptional Guest Experiences for Every Guest and offer their guests an opportunity to enjoy the luxury and history of a bygone era. For more information, please call 866.826.9422 or visit:Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center Marcus Whitman also features The Marc Restaurant, and libation in The Vineyard Lounge, please visit Marcus Whitman Wine and Dine for more information.
Walla Walla Wine Valley
Walla Walla Valley is also a world wide recognized wine region hosting over 100 wineries locally, and is also known as the "New Napa Valley of Wine." There are many beautiful wineries in the region and tourists flock to Walla Walla for Wine Tasting Tours hosted in the region. Black Tie Limosine Service offers luxury, stretch- limousine service for wine tours in the Walla Walla Valley and Tri-Cities: Pasco, Kennewick and Richland. There are numerous wineries and tasting rooms located downtown, on the west side, east side, south side and over the Oregon border. Located on Highway 12 just outside of Walla Walla, L’Ecole No. 41 has been named one of the top 100 wineries in the world by Wine & Spirits magazine for 2014. This is the 13th year in a row they have held this prestigious title. Sapolil Cellars, located on Main Street features live entertainment, along with good wine, gourmet food and libation. Walla Walla Community College features The Institute for Enology and Viticulture, which provides students with hands-on experience in winemaking, viticulture practices, and wine sales. College Cellars, located on campus, also offers wine tasting and sales for the wines produced with grapes grown in their state of the art vineyard. For more information on wineries and events, please visit Walla Walla Wine Region.
Beautiful and Abundant Fields of Wheat
Walla Walla is well known for the many miles of rolling hillswheat fields that grace its rural landscape. Wheat has been an agricultural product for this territory since the Gold Rush in 1860. Wheat has always been viewed as the staff of life; a major staple globally. Wheat is best consumed in its whole form, many artisan breads are made from the whole wheat kernel. Avoid consuming white flour since it is nothing but naked calories and is bad for your health. Make sure that you buy your wheat fresh since it may go rancid if it is too old. Whole wheat also makes great pasta that is best cooked al dente.
Walla Walla Sweet Onions
Walla Walla Sweet Onion seed was originally imported to this valley by a French soldier, Peter Pieri, who transported the seed here from Island of Corsica, off the west coast of Italy, over a century ago. Walla Walla Sween Onions are famous world wide and is also the state vegetable for Washington. Walla Walla Sweet Onions are patented and it is illegal for anyone outside of the Walla Walla Vally to produce these onions. Violation of this patent will subject the perpetrator to paying a stiff fine. Walla Walla Sweet Onions are excellent when freshly picked and can be sliced thin for salads or sandwiches. WW Sweet Onions is a great addition to any dish: soups, sauteed, carmelized, salad dressing, baked goods and the list of its uses are endless! The season to purchase fresh sweet onions starts in mid June thru September. That is the best time to stock up on a large bag of onions for many delightful meals. A bag of onions also makes great seasonal gifts for friends and family. Visitors of the region are delighted to take many bags of sweet onions home to add the gourmet onions to their own local cuisine and to share the wealth with frinds and family back home. For more information please visit Walla Walla Sweet Onions Organization.
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