Things to Do in Walla Walla, Washington

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The Red Lion Inn & Suites offers unmatched walking access to downtown Walla Walla and everything it has to offer. Leave your car behind to experience shopping, dining, dozens of downtown wineries, and other things to do in Walla Walla, Washington. Prospective students and guests also enjoy our location adjacent to Whitman College.

Beyond the town center, Walla Walla also offers expansive golf courses, outdoor adventure, and a vast wine country. Check out our travel picks below and learn more about the best things to see and do during your vacation.   

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T Maccarone's 4 N Colville St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-522-4776 0.23

A modern Washington wine country bistro influenced by classic Italian sensibilities. Join us in our downtown Walla Walla restaurant and let us make your wine country experience truly memorable. We are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, 11:30am - 9:00pm.

Olive Marketplace and Café 21 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-526-0200 0.29

Olive's sandwiches are among the best in town - fresh, flavorful, and satisfying. Take a seat in the café and enjoy a cup of fresh brewed coffee with your sandwich, and treat the kids to something off of the children's menu. Or buy some cheese and meat at the gourmet deli to take home with you. Olive's offers catering service as well.

Jabobi's Café 416 N 2nd Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-525-2677 0.54

Cozy and inviting, this renovated railroad depot offers a great variety of tasty Italian-accented favorites - from bruschetta and calamari to veal marsala and fresh seafood dishes. Ask to dine in Jacobi's refurbished vintage railroad car!

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Whitman Mission 328 Whitman Mission Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-522-6360 7.08

Whitman Mission National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located just west of Walla Walla, Washington, at the site of the former Whitman Mission at Waiilatpu

Whitman College 345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-527-5111 0.35

Whitman College is a private liberal arts college located in Walla Walla, Washington. Initially founded as a seminary by a territorial legislative charter in 1859, the school became a four-year degree-granting institution in 1883.

Milton-Freewater Drive-In 84322 Oregon 11, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862 541-938-4327 8.19

Looking for a taste of nostalgia? Then head just over the border into Oregon to this drive-in theater, about a 15-minute drive from our Walla Walla hotel. Treat your family to an evening of affordable fun with a movie on M-F's big outdoor screen. The drive-in serves food and drinks as well.

Rooks Park 3211 Reservoir Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-527-7160 3.38

This park was named after U.S. Navy Captain Albert H. Rooks, a Walla Walla resident and World War II hero. Rooks was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his courageous leadership aboard the USS Houston at the Battle of Sunda Strait in 1942, during which he lost his life. His namesake park is well maintained and offers nice, wide trails and plenty of picnic facilities. Spend the day here with your family, or relax with a book and soak in the park's natural beauty.

Rooks Park 3211 Reservoir Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-527-7160 3.38

This park was named after U.S. Navy Captain Albert H. Rooks, a Walla Walla resident and World War II hero. Rooks was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his courageous leadership aboard the USS Houston at the Battle of Sunda Strait in 1942, during which he lost his life. His namesake park is well maintained and offers nice, wide trails and plenty of picnic facilities. Spend the day here with your family, or relax with a book and soak in the park's natural beauty.

Pioneer Park Aviary Whitman St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-527-4403 1.32

The onsite aviary at this historic park is home to over 200 exotic birds, including the Mandarin Drake, the Paradise Shelduck, and the beautiful Indian Blue Peafowl. The aviary is free to the public and is open year-round, from dawn until dusk. Of course, you should spend some time in the surrounding park as well - which, in addition to the aviary, boasts a garden center, a gazebo, a fountain, and a historic cannon

The Green Lantern 1606 E Isaacs Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-525-6303 1.11

Head off the beaten path to this local watering hole, which attracts clientele of all ages. The Green Lantern's beer selection is ever changing and always interesting; it includes Belgian whites, stouts, and everything in between. Sample the bar's famous breaded asparagus while you're here, too.

Clarette's Restaurant 15 S Touchet St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-529-3430 0.14

Clarette's is a Walla Walla landmark! Located just steps from Whitman College in the downtown district, this family restaurant is known for its traditional breakfast fare (served all day) - pancakes, omelets, waffles - and the portions are generous. And Clarette's is vegetarian-friendly - meat-free substitutions for sausages and bacon are available on the menu.

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Sinclair Estate Vineyards 109 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-876-4300 0.17

Enjoy live music while you sip wine at this boutique winery in the heart of downtown Walla Walla. Sinclair Estate's Chardonnay in particular is well worth trying.

Dunham Cellars 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-529-4685 3.43

This winery, located about four miles northwest of the downtown area near Walla Walla Airport, is housed in a remodeled World War II airplane hangar. Family owned and operated, Dunham prides itself on sustainable wine growing.

AMaurice Cellars 178 Vineyard Ln, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-522-5444 6.85

What could be better than sipping a glass of Viognier while gazing out on the awe-inspiring Blue Mountains? Founder Anna Schafer traveled the world, honing her winemaking craft before bringing her experience back to this Mill Creek vineyard; if the many accolades àMaurice's wines have received are any indication, her hard work is paying off.

Waterbrook 31 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-522-1262 0.28

One of the region's founding wineries is about a 15-minute drive west of our hotel. Sit outside on the lush winery grounds, with its ponds and sweeping mountain views; in the cooler months, you can settle in at the bar in the intimate tasting room as you relax with a glass of Waterbrook's famous Cabernet Sauvignon.

Northstar 1736 J B George Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-525-6100 5.29

Roughly 15 minutes south of our Red Lion hotel is this lovely winery, with its spacious, stone-accented tasting room. Be sure to sip the Walla Walla Merlot during your visit, and take a bottle or two home with you as a gift!

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Fort Walla Walla Myra Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-527-4527 2.16

Fort Walla Walla is a fort located in Walla Walla, Washington. The first Fort Walla Walla was established July 1856, by Lieutenant Colonel Edward Steptoe, but abandoned by October. A second Fort Walla Walla was occupied September 23, 1856

Jumpin' Jellybeanz 16 E Poplar St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-200-4958 0.49

This locally owned and operated indoor play center offers over 7,000 feet of family fun! Bring the kids here and let them bounce in the bounce houses, play with floor toys, or enjoy refreshments at the snack bar. Jumpin' Jellybeanz is a great option if the weather is too chilly to take the little ones outside for extended periods.

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Public House 124 124 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-876-4511 0.18

Best known for our exceptional signature and seasonal cocktails and complimented by a mouth watering menu, Public House 124 is a unique social dining experience in Walla Walla.

Sapolil Cellars 15 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-520-5258 0.3

Tucked in the center of downtown Walla Walla, the tasting room for this Walla Walla Valley winery transforms into a nightclub with live music on the weekends. Enjoy a drink while listening to great local bands.

Red Monkey 25 W Alder St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-522-3865 0.46

Eat, drink, and be merry at this buzzing lounge, located in the Historic Drumheller Building in downtown Walla Walla. In addition to terrific food and over 30 beers on tap, Red Monkey offers free wi-fi, live music, trivia nights, dancing, and karaoke.

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Wine Valley Golf Course 176 Wine Valley Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-525-4653 4.67

Hit the links at this popular golf course, consistently rated among the best in the country by the likes of Golf week magazine. Designed by course architect Dan Hixson, Wine Valley stretches out over 7,000 yards and encompasses rolling hills and challenging bunkers. Local tournaments are often hosted here, as are scenic weddings and events.

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Attractions

Downtown Walla Walla

From unique shops to winery tasting rooms and friendly cafes, there is a wide range of things to do and see here in our neighborhood. Read more here.

Wine Valley Golf Course

Designed by course architect Dan Hixson, Wine Valley stretches out over 7,000 yards and encompasses rolling hills and challenging bunkers.

Whitman Mission

This National Historic Site was an important stop along the Oregon Trail from 1836 until a tragic massacre in 1847.

Whitman College

Located across from our hotel in downtown Walla Walla, this prestigious liberal arts college is spread out over 117 picturesque acres and is attended by just over 1,500 students. Read more here.

Milton-Freewater Drive-In

Treat your family to an evening of affordable fun with a movie on M-F's big outdoor screen. The drive-in serves food and drinks as well.

Hidden Gems

Rooks Park

This park was named after U.S. Navy Captain Albert H. Rooks, a Walla Walla resident and World War II hero. His namesake park is well maintained and offers nice, wide trails and plenty of picnic facilities. Spend the day here with your family, or relax with a book and soak in the park's natural beauty.

Pioneer Park Aviary

The onsite aviary at this historic park is home to over 200 exotic birds, including the Mandarin Drake, the Paradise Shelduck, and the beautiful Indian Blue Peafowl. The aviary is free to the public and is open year-round, from dawn until dusk.

The Green Lantern

The Green Lantern's beer selection is ever changing and always interesting; it includes Belgian whites, stouts, and everything in between.

Farmers Market

This seasonal market is located both in downtown Walla Walla and the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds; pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables, or browse a selection of handmade arts and crafts.

For Families & Kids

Fort Walla Walla

Established as a fort in 1858, this historical site now includes a park, an amphitheater, a museum, and a hospital. Read more about the museum here.

Jumpin' Jellybeanz

Bring the kids here and let them jump around in the bounce houses, play with floor toys, or enjoy refreshments at the snack bar.

Events

Wine Events

The city hosts wine-related events at every opportunity—whether it's a spring release, a summer festival, a fall release, or the popular Holiday Barrel. Read more about local wineries here.

Balloon Stampede

Every May, the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds hosts the Balloon Stampede, a three-day extravaganza of hot air balloon launches, occurring in the morning and evening.

Wheelin' Walla Walla

Gaze at hundreds of vintage cars and motorcycles on Labor Day Weekend as they parade down the street.