Walla Walla is the place that is so great that they had to name it twice. Picture rolling vineyard hills bathed in sunlight, a backdrop of the Blue Mountains, and a charming old downtown district bustling with cafes, galleries, and patio dining.
The city’s vibrant culinary culture and the nearby Walla Walla Valley’s abundance of wineries make it a fantastic getaway for oenophiles. From breathtaking tasting rooms to early morning hot air balloon excursions over the countryside, Walla Walla, Washington, does not disappoint.
The Downtown Area of Walla Walla is Worth Exploring
Established in the early 1800 Walla Walla’s tree-lined historic area has been carefully preserved. In the brick buildings, you will find various stores, cafes, wine bars, and restaurants, many of which have sidewalk patios to enjoy as the trolleys rumble by.
Travel to Walla Walla’s Finest Wineries
Walla Walla Valley, in southeastern Washington, stretches into Oregon and is known as the Rocks District due to the presence of stones in the soil there; and is home to several wineries and tasting rooms. Walla Walla’s downtown is where you will find the greatest concentration of tasting rooms, but you can find the city’s oldest and most acclaimed vineyards on the Westside.
Experience the Thrill of a Ride in a Hot Air Balloon.
An unforgettable experience is watching the sunrise or sunset from a hot air balloon above the Walla Walla Valley. The expansive views include the Columbia River, the Blue Mountains, the undulating farmlands, and even parts of Oregon.
Blue Mountain Balloons has been offering public and private balloon rides to locals and visitors for over 40 years. The company is based in the suburbs.
Go on an Excursion to a Lavender Farm in the Blue Mountains.
Blue Mountain Lavender Farm’s fields transform dramatically from green to purple every June as the fragrant lavender begins to bloom. The Grimaud family, originally from France, established the farm in 2000 in Lowden, just a short distance southwest of Walla Walla.
The best time to see the valley and mountains and wander among the fields is early June through mid-July. Crafting classes, a souvenir shop, and u-picks are also available.
Go Outside and Take in Some Fresh Air and Natural Beauty.
You can burn off some calories you will take while dining and drinking by engaging in golf, water sports, fishing, horseback riding, or cycling. More than 20 miles of leisure paths allow for hiking around Walla Walla, and they take hikers through grasslands, past creek beds, and the lake, and along the dam built in 1942 to control flooding.
Outside Walla Walla is a compilation of survival stories, it is a must-visit for everyone who enjoys the excitement of an adventure. You are welcome to join us on a tour of the breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history, and otherworldly atmosphere surrounding the Walla Walla Valley. It is the equivalent of a three-day weekend or a weeklong staycation. Join us in supporting the little businesses that give this area its unique feel and in our pursuit of outdoor adventure.