Walla Walla Getaway
Departure from Anywhere
Whether arriving by car, plane, or bike, visiting Washington’s friendliest town is worth the journey!
Walla Walla, Washington
What's Not Included
A trip to Walla Walla almost always includes wine, as it should. The region has achieved worldwide acclaim for the diversity and quality of its wine. The Walla Walla valley produces many great varieties of red wine grapes. But Walla Walla winemakers, who source grapes from the entire state, create the full spectrum of reds, whites, and rosés. First-time visitors who come, with good reason, for the big bold Cabernets, Syrah and Merlots are often surprised by the number of Sauvignons, Viognier, and Chardonnays that make the trip home.
Visitors to Walla Walla may arrive by one of the three Horizon Air flights from Seattle and rent a car for their time in the Valley. Many travelers will make the 4 hours drive from one of the three major cities in the region. Walla is 254 miles from Boise, Idaho, 243 miles from Portland, Oregon and 272 miles from Seattle, Washington.
Once in Walla Walla, many visitors are impressed with the thriving arts culture and the great variety of activities that showcase this side of Walla Walla. The oldest of its kind west of the Mississippi, the Walla Walla Symphony enters its 113th year of performances. On any given evening, music will fill the concert halls and the tasting rooms. With three great live theater venues, a play or comedy show is often part of a great weekend in Walla Walla.
With its world-class foundry and educational institutions, Walla Walla supports the visual unlike most towns the same size. A walk through the campus of Whitman College or downtown offers public art and galleries that perfectly complement the wine and food scene that is the towns biggest draw.
For outdoor recreation, the rolling country roads are cyclists dream. The trails at Bennington Lake are guaranteed to fill your lungs with fresh air and provide grand vistas of the Valley. Speaking of trails, you can walk the wagon ruts of the Oregon Trail and learn about of the early history of Walla Walla as the gateway to the Northwest at the Whitman Mission National Historic Site and the Fort Walla Walla Museum. And Ski Bluewood is a little over an hour drive from Walla Walla!
Visitors come to enjoy Washington Wine Country but realize quickly that natural beauty, culture, and the people also make this an even more memorable destination.