Monday, September 3, 2007

Walla Walla Travel



Walla Walla Travel

Walla Walla is a small, attractive city with a quaint downtown area, Whitman Collage, and streets lined with historic homes with a nice neighborhood feel.

Good website:
http://www.wallawalla.org/ Use this website to locate wineries and info for travel.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/food/314849_walla09.html Read or print this article.

Hotels

Best Western Walla Walla Suites Inn (We stayed here once, and it was fine.)
7 East Oak Walla Walla, WA 99362 Phone: (509) 525-4700 Price: $79-$139 Web: http://www.bestwestern.com/ Centrally located in Washington's quaint wine country and surrounded by more then 50 wineries. We are 100% non-smoking and dog friendly. Just 3 blocks from Main Street & within walking distance to shops, tasting rooms, historic homes and much more.

Walla Walla Inns - Historic Downtown 214 Main St Walla Walla, WA 99362 Phone: (877) 301-1181 Web: http://www.wallawallainns.com/ Enjoy the contemporary elegance of the historic Main Street location in a sophisticated setting enhanced by the convenient access to shopping, wineries, restaurants, and many art galleries. Enjoy them all while staying at the Walla Walla Inns Historic Downtown. Book Online

(We stayed here in July. We enjoyed staying right on Main Street. The Studio room #3 was very nice. You can walk around town for coffee (Starbucks!!) in the morning or lunch and dinner during the day or evening. The owner will correspond with you via email. We will stay here again)

Downtown Suite 3
Starting from $100/ night
Studio suite situated in Downtown Walla Walla. This suite has a queen size bed with pillow-top mattress, and feather bed. Lie in bed and watch the fireplace or flat screen television. The mini refrigerator and coffee maker are there to meet your traveling needs. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a separate Jacuzzi tub. Tall arched windows facing Main Street bring in light and views of Main Street activity into this suite.


Restaurants

Here are some good places. Here is the scoop:

Saffrons : New, great tapas, wood-fired flatbreads, pastas and upscale entrees. Highly recommend.
T. Maccarone's: Small and warm, modern casual. Nice wines, very good pastas.
Luscious by Nature: Nice fresh food with good sandwiches and takeouts. Cute place.

All the places I listed here are good. Check out what they look like as you explore the area.

26brix
207 West Main
Walla Walla 99362
(509) 526-4075
http://www.twentysixbrix.com/

CreekTown Cafe
1129 S. 2nd, Suite D
Walla Walla 99362
(509) 522-4777
http://www.creektowncafe.com/

Grapefields Wine Bar and Café
4 East Main St.
Walla Walla 99362
(509) 522-3993

Grapefields has a sophisticated bistro attitude, from the art deco bar to tasty tapas. The latter include toast manchego—bread grilled with manchego and served with a tomato-onion herb salsa—and Spanish sardines (not fishy at all) marinated in citrus, vinegar, garlic, and olive oil. The café menu offers a traditional charcuterie plate featuring a selection of cured and preserved meats; a perfectly dressed salad verte topped with toasted walnuts, Gorgonzola, and Anjou pear; and hand-tossed pizzas. The dazzling selection of premium wines is both local and international.

Luscious by Nature
33 S. Colville St
Walla Walla 99362
(509) 522-0424
http://www.lusciousww.com/

Upscale urban market in a newly renovated 1930’s garage and gas station featuring many organic products, fresh and seasonal prepared food along with local produce, specialty goods, pantry food and kitchen products. The indoor and outdoor patio dining will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a small plate menu or packaged to-go meals.

Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen
125 West Alder
Walla Walla 99362
(509) 525-2112

Modern Mediterranian cuisine with tapas, wood-fired flatbreads, pastas and upscale entrees. The food and service is top-notch and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The kind of place you might hope to find in Belltown, Seattle. Nice wine list

Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant
55 W. Cherry St
Walla Walla 999362
(509) 525-2222
http://www.whitehousecrawford.com/

Upscale regional cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. Located in an historic downtown Walla Walla building.

T. Maccarone's
4 S. Colville St.
Walla Walla 99362
(509) 522-4776

Nice atmosphere that is warm, modern and casual. This is a small restaurant with delicious fresh pastas. The owner makes sure everything is done just right.

Favorite wineries

Woodward Canyon (west of town)
L'Ecole No. 41*
Three Rivers
Reininger

Whitman Cellars (in or near town)
Seven Hills

Cougar Crest (airport area)
Russel Creek
Tamarack *
Dunham
Five Star

K Vintners (east of town)
Walla Walla Vintners

1 comment:

Catie said...

Sounds like you had a great visit. Hope to see you back.