10 Fun Things To Do In Walla Walla, Washington

From sunrise hot air balloon rides over the countryside to festivals to drinking at jaw-dropping tasting rooms, Outside Walla Walla compiled a list of the ten most exciting things to do in Walla Walla, Washington.

1. Explore Walla Walla’s Downtown Area.

Historic downtown Walla Walla dates back to the 1800s and has been carefully preserved for future generations. Brick buildings host a variety of stores, cafes, wine bars, and restaurants, many of which have outside patios that spill out onto the streets, where trolley cars rumble by.

2. Tour Walla Walla’s Finest Wineries.

An abundance of wineries and tasting rooms may be found in southeast Washington’s Walla Walla Valley, with some even crossing into Oregon’s Rocks District.

3. Try Out a Hot Air Balloon Ride.

An unforgettable experience is a hot air balloon ride above Walla Walla as the sun rises or sets over the valley. In the fall, Seattle Ballooning offers group and solo tours at dawn and night, floating above the vineyards and rolling hills.

4. Learn More About the Past of Walla Walla.

The Wanapum, Cayus, and Palouse peoples all called the Walla Walla region home for thousands of years before the arrival of Lewis and Clark.

5. Take a Detour to a Lavender Farm in the Blue Mountains.

Every June, the fields of Blue Mountain Lavender Farm transform from a luxuriant green to a brilliant purple. When visiting, early June to mid-July is the perfect time to see the fields at their peak and take in the breathtaking views of the valley and mountains. In addition, there are artisan studios, a u-pick, and a shopping boutique.

6. Make the Most of Walla Walla’s Amazing Restaurants.

A vibrant and innovative food scene complements the world-class wines in the area. Any restaurant you can think of is here, from food trucks to farm-to-table restaurants to tapas bars.

7. The Art of Wine Blending

Making wine in Walla Walla is a must if you want a unique vacation experience that no one else will ever have. The Northstar Blending Experience is a service provided by Northstar Winery that allows clients to create their unique red wine and take a bottle of it home to enjoy whenever they choose.

8. Participating in Outdoor Recreation.

To work off that excellent lunch and glass of wine, go for a walk, climb a tree, or do some other outdoor activity. Approximately twenty miles of paths wind through grasslands, along creek beds and the lake, and along a dam built in 1942 to lessen the effects of flooding in Walla Walla.

9. Attend a Big Event.

If you plan your trip correctly, you can participate in one of Walla Walla’s many annual events. The Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine event in July comprises a series of dinners with winemakers and experts, and it is just one of several wine-themed events held throughout the year.

10. Bask in the Beauty of the Setting Sun over Walla Walla Valley.

There are extensive wheat fields and vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley to the north of the city, not far from the airport, where you may enjoy a beautiful sunset. It is common for Walla Wallans and visitors alike to watch the sun go down from the tops of their parked cars along Lower Waitsburg Road.