Outside Walla Walla prepared a list of the top 10 fun things to do in Walla Walla, Washington, including anything from sunrise hot air balloon flights over the countryside to festivals and drinks at jaw-dropping tasting rooms.
Spend Time around Walla Walla’s Historic Core
Walla Walla’s historical core was established in the early 1800s and has been lovingly kept since then. Many of the boutiques, cafes, wine bars, and restaurants housed in the area’s brick buildings have outside patios that flow out onto the streets, where trolley vehicles rumble by.
Visit Some of the Best Wineries in Walla Walla
The Walla Walla Valley in southeast Washington is home to numerous wineries and tasting facilities, some venturing into Oregon’s Rocks Region.
Take a Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
A hot air balloon ride above Walla Walla as the sun rises or sets over the valley is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Seattle Ballooning provides sunrise and sunset tours over the vineyards and rolling hills in the autumn.
Get acquainted with Walla Walla’s History
Before Lewis and Clark came through, the Walla Walla area had been inhabited for thousands of years by the Wanapum, Cayus, and Palouse peoples. You will learn more about this when you visit the Walla Walla museums.
Make a Day Trip to a Lavender Farm in the Blue Mountains
The fields at Blue Mountain Lavender Farm go from a lush, verdant green to a vibrant purple every June. The valley and mountains are most beautiful, and the fields are at their optimum from early June until mid-July. Boutiques, a u-pick, and workshops for local artists are also available.
Eat at one of Walla Walla’s Fantastic Restaurants
The area’s world-famous wines complement a dynamic and forward-thinking cuisine scene. From food trucks to farm-to-table to tapas bars, you can find any eatery in this area.
A Compelling Guide to Wine Blending
If you want a one-of-a-kind vacation that no one else will ever have, learning to make wine in Walla Walla is a necessity. Northstar Winery offers a “Northstar Blending Experience,” wherein customers can blend their custom red wine and take a bottle of it home to enjoy whenever they like.
Enjoying the Great Outdoors
Walk it off, climb a tree, or do something active outside to burn off that delicious lunch and bottle of wine. A dam constructed in 1942 to reduce floods in Walla Walla is surrounded by about twenty miles of trails through meadows, creek beds, the lake, and the dam.
Try to be at a Major Event in Walla Walla
Traveling to Walla Walla at the right time of year can allow you to participate in one of the city’s many annual events. In July, for example, there is the Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine event, which has several dinners with winemakers and experts and is just one of many such wine-themed events hosted annually.
Delight in the Beauty of the Sun Setting over Walla Walla Valley
To the north of the city, not too far from the airport, you will find the Walla Walla Valley, home to numerous wheat fields and vineyards where you can take a breathtaking sunset. The tops of parked cars along Lower Waitsburg Road are popular vantage points for Walla Wallans and tourists alike to see the sunset.