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Wander Walla Walla: Activities Guide

 Natalie profile picture NatalieJul 2, 2024

Wonders of Walla Walla: Wineries, Farms, History, And Outdoor Adventures Await!

Walla Walla is a fantastic destination for travelers looking to indulge in the land’s finest offerings. The town may be small, but it’s big in experience. Walla Walla has long been known for its award-winning vineyards and wineries, but there are also several excellent farms thanks to the town’s rich agricultural culture. In addition, there are terrific hiking trails, museums, restaurants, and so much more - there’s something for everyone.

Check out our guide of the best activities to do while in Walla Walla.

Blue Mountain Lavender Farm

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Distance from Wander: 10.1 miles

Location: 345 Short Road, Lowden, WA

Hours: 10AM-5PM, but texting ahead is recommended due to varying seasonal farm schedules

Phone: (509) 529-3276

Website: http://bluemountainlavender.com 

Blue Mountain Lavender Farm is an incredible experience. The farm is home to 25 different lavender varieties, and you can shop for a wide array of all kinds of lavender products too! From lavender tea to bath soaks, massage oils, culinary lavender, and more, it’s a treat for all the senses. The highlight of visiting Blue Mountain Lavender Farm is picking: as visitors, you’ll get to pick your own lavender from the fields, pay for it, and bring it home. 

Tip: Check out the seasonal schedules ahead of time; the fields and farm activities are closed during certain times of the year.

Wine Tasting

Top wineries to check out in Walla Walla!

Seven Hills Winery

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Distance from Wander: 5.5 miles

Location: 212 N. 3rd Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Hours: 10AM-5PM 

Phone: (509) 529-7198

Website: https://www.sevenhillswinery.com/ 

Spring Valley Vineyard

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Distance from Wander: 5.4 miles

Location: 2 E Rose St, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Hours: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: (509) 525-1506

Website: https://www.springvalleyvineyard.com/ 

Echolands Winery

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Distance from Wander: 5.6 miles

Location: 7 W Alder St, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM

Phone: (509) 676-2109 

Website: https://www.echolandswinery.com/ 

As one of the country’s top wine-producing regions, Walla Walla is a haven for wine lovers! You’re in for a treat: there are over 130 wineries to explore. If you’ve never had wine from this region, it’s the perfect opportunity to learn about the unique character of local wine brought about by the fertile land, its climate, and culture. The wineries are spread out throughout Walla Walla’s 6 districts, so if you only have a few days, going on a wine tour is a fun way to experience several wineries in one go.

Golfing at the Wine Valley Golf Club

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Distance from Wander: 5.5 miles

Location: 176 Wine Valley Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Phone: (509) 525-4653

Website: https://www.winevalleygolfclub.com/ 

Good news for golfers: many of Washington’s best golf courses are found in Walla Walla! The Wine Valley Golf Club is one of the most popular, and for good reason: this award-winning 18-hole golf course is designed by none other than Dan Hixson. It’s got world-class amenities, plus nothing beats the experience of playing golf on rolling hills, with an incredible view of the Blue Mountains to boot.


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Walla Walla is home to tons of world-class hiking trails. There are hikes for all skill and fitness levels. Bennington Lake is always a good choice; it’s just 5 miles away from downtown and it links to Mill Creek. Between the two destinations, there are over 20 miles of trails to discover. Mill Creek is also the perfect spot to cool down after hiking, especially during the summer.

Distance from Wander: 13.1 miles

Location: 3211 Reservoir Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Hours: 5AM - 10PM

Phone: (509) 526-4100

Catch a show at the Gesa Power House Theater

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Distance from Wander: 5.2 miles

Location: 111 North 6th Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Hours: The box office is open from 12 to 5 PM daily except Mondays, as well as 2 hours a show

Phone: (509) 529-6500

Website: https://phtww.org/ 

The Gesa Power House Theater is a popular venue for cultural, theater, and music performances. It’s housed in a stunning 120-year-old building, which once served as the Walla Walla Gas Plant. These days, it’s a well-loved venue showcasing the best of local culture! There’s always a fascinating event or show to check out: from concerts to ballet shows, shows, temporary art exhibits, and so much more! 

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