The Platinum List of Things to Do in Walla Walla

Beyond downtowns beautifully restored 19th century brick buildings and walk-able tree-lined streets; past the seemingly endless parade of winery tasting rooms, mouth-watering restaurants, talented street musicians, and picturesque cafés; into the lesser-known nooks and crannies of greater Walla Walla and the surrounding countryside; is a wealth of new and exciting experiences awaiting your discovery.

Here, on our Platinum Walla Walla Bucket list, is where we celebrate the more unique and aspirational experiences of our little slice of heaven. Though by no means exhaustive, this list of cherry-on-the-top activities are the ones we believe will turn your next trip to Walla Walla into an extremely memorable event.

As we like to say... come for the wine, stay for the adventure.

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  • Ski Bluewood

    High atop the Blue Mountains, just 52 miles northeast of Walla Walla in southeast Washington Bluewood ski area occupies the second-highest base elevation (4,545 feet) in the state. Bluewood also has a reputation of possibly having the best snow in the state as well as memorable tree skiing. For those who are unfamiliar with this area, the Blue Mountains rise out of a high-desert region, which provides clear skies and cold, smoke-dry powder. The average annual snowfall is more than 300 inches.

  • Northstar Winery Blending Experience

    After a brief presentation about Washington’s wine-growing regions, you'll be invited to use beakers, graduated cylinders, and other wine-making equipment to compose a custom bottler of Northstar wine.

  • Book a Chef’s Table Dinner

    Experience the pleasure of a freshly prepared meal, in the heart of the Marc Restaurant's kitchen. Seating is limited to 10 guests—with larger table settings available elsewhere in the hotel.

  • Divots Indoor Golf

    Divots Indoor Golf is the Walla Walla Valley’s only climate-controlled indoor golf experience available all year round. Perfect for the experienced golfer or as a recreational outing with friends, Divots Indoor Golf brings the latest in simulator technology paired with top of the line software to allow players to play through 80 different courses from across the globe or just work on their drive or chip shot. Our simulators are fully immersive in a comprehensive experience that makes you feel like you’re actually there on the green. Enjoy the ambiance of a traditional golf outing by partaking in beer and local wine selections and make Divots Golf your new go to for your next golf experience

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  • Visit Fort Walla Walla Museum

    There’s always something new at the old fort. Located on the grounds of a 19th century military fort, Fort Walla Walla Museum provides an exciting and educational experience for the whole family.

  • The Little Theatre of Walla Walla

    The Little Theatre of Walla Walla is a volunteer-driven community theatre, producing 4 main stage shows each season--and a children's theatre outreach production each summer. Established in 1944, their mission is to showcase the talents of local volunteers and entertain patrons through the production of well-practiced plays. 

  • Balloon Over Walla Walla Valley

    Seattle Ballooning offers exclusive flights, with breathtaking views of the Walla Walla Valley. Arrangements can be made for group flights, or romantic excursions for two.

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  • Tour The Whitman Mission

    The Whitman Mission National Historic Site is situated on the former Whitman Mission grounds—near present-day Walla Walla. The site is a  preservation of the cultural story of Marcus & Narcissa Whitman.

  • Play Pickle Ball in Pioneer Park

    Dedicated in November, 2015, Walla Walla’s Pioneer Park Pickleball Courts are some of the finest in the Inland Northwest. Six courts are available for play. Bring your gear and enjoy!

  • Drive a Luxury Exotic

    See Walla Walla Wine Country in style. Take a spin around the valley in a chauffered Rolls, or get behind the wheel of a curve-hugging Maserati for day of back-road driving adventure. Either way, RRoyal Rides is your local connection to luxury exotic driving fun. They specialize in wine tours, wedding conveyance, and special-occasion driving events.

  • Agriculture

    The Walla Walla Valley is famous for its wineries, having been compared to California’s Napa Valley. But when it comes to agriculture, the area has more to offer than just grapes. Klicker’s Strawberry Acres is famous for its juicy, flavorful fruits. Blue Mountain Lavender Farm channels the fields of Provence, with two acres and 25 varieties of lavender. Monteillet Fromagerie, the first farmstand artisanal cheese facility in the Valley, offers lessons in organic farming and animal husbandry.

    Farmers Market (2.0 Miles)
    Klicker’s Strawberries (5.2 Miles)
    Orchidaceae (3.9 Miles)
    Blue Mountain Lavender Farm (15.5 Miles)
    Monteillet Fromagerie (29.0 Miles)
    Farm Table (5.1 Miles)

  • Art

    Walla Walla has served as inspiration to local and visiting artists alike, with its colorful landscapes and rolling hills. The Walla Walla Foundry is an art organization that provides support and assistance to local artists; many of their works are eventually displayed in Walla Walla’s art galleries and museums. Walla Walla visitors can also catch a concert, production, or performance virtually any night of the week.

    Foundry (1.2 Miles)
    Broel Studio (0.1 Miles)
    Carnegie Art Center (0.5 Miles)

  • Dining

    You won’t have to leave the hotel to get a taste of Pacific Northwest cuisine. The Marc Restaurant offers guests the opportunity to try exciting New American dishes made with ingredients sourced from local suppliers or our own rooftop garden. The Vineyard Lounge familiarizes guests with the local wine over a plate of tapas.

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  • Education

    A community devoted to learning, Walla Walla is surrounded by higher education. Walla Walla Community College and Whitman College are both located in town, while Walla Walla University is located just up the road in College Place. These colleges frequently offer educational and entertainment events open to visitors.

    Whitman College (0.6 Miles)
    Walla Walla University (3.0 Miles)
    Walla Walla Community College (0.2 Miles)

  • Family Activities

    Your family will love exploring the local parks and recreation areas, visiting the Walla Walla Children’s Museum, catching a movie at the drive-in or playing a round of golf at Veterans Memorial Golf Course.

    Children’s Museum (1.5 Miles)
    Biking Trails (0.1 Miles)
    Drive-in-Movies (8.5 Miles)
    Golf Course (1.8 Miles)
    Jumpin’ JellyBeanz (17.1 Miles)

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