Walla Walla, Washington

A vibrant reflection of the past and the present, downtown Walla Walla is the place where you begin to discover what makes this place so unique. A walk down tree-lined streets reveals a funky mix of vintage shops, boutiques, cafes, bookstores, tasting rooms, restaurants and more. Add in the numerous pieces of public art and special events, the seasonal Farmers Market and outdoor concerts, and you start to see why our downtown has been recognized time and again as one of the best small town Main Streets in the country.

It has long been known as one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the nation, producing such crops as wheat, asparagus, strawberries and the famous Walla Walla Sweet Onions. However, it’s as wine country that this community is most celebrated.

With more than 120 wineries representing a wide range of varietals, it doesn’t take long to see why people return again and again to Walla Walla. The area offers the rare opportunity to experience not only world-class wines but to meet the winemakers, vintners, and family members carrying on the wine tradition. No one is in a rush. Conversation is relaxed. Here, tasting wine becomes an entirely different and wonderful adventure.

Additionally, convenient day trips within the Valley include the towns of College Place, Waitsburg, Dayton, and Milton-Freewater. Only a short drive or bike ride away, our neighbors offer even more unique museums, dining and spirits, shopping and community events.

Whether you’re looking for something to do, a place to stay, a hot new restaurant or the perfect winery to spend an afternoon, we’ve got you covered. Just start clicking, dreaming, and making your plans.

Getting to Walla Walla

People frequently want to know, where is Walla Walla? In short, it’s about four hours east of Seattle and Portland, and north of Boise, Idaho and there are multiple routes to get here. There are daily flights from Seattle and of course it’s just a short drive away from the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco if you can’t find a flight to our local airport.

By air

Walla Walla Airport (ALW) offers daily direct flights to and from Seattle (SEA). To book your flight, visit Alaska Airlines. Tri Cities Airport (PSC) is located just 50 minutes from here.

By car (click for directions)

From Seattle: 273 miles, 4.5 hour drive time
From Portland: 243 miles, 4.0 hour drive time
From Spokane: 158 miles, 3 hour drive time
From Boise: 252 miles, 4 hour drive time

Walla Walla, Washington Weather


Average Monthly Temperatures

High / Low (°F)
Days of Rain
January 40° / 29° 8
February 47° / 33° 7
March 56° / 38° 9
April 63° / 42° 7
May 72° / 49° 5
June 80° / 55° 4
July 90° / 62° 1
August 89° / 61° 2
September 79° / 53° 3
October 64° / 44° 5
November 49° / 36° 9
December 40° / 29° 9