If you can get past the funny name, Walla Walla, Washington is quickly becoming one of the west coast’s trendiest cities. A popular vacation destination for high-class travelers looking to enjoy the sophistication of California’s wine country without all the crowds, Walla Walla’s tourist industry is booming. Celebrating her one hundred and fiftieth year as a city in 2009, this area has undergone a major transformation in recent years. The surrounding farmlands, that had once grown wheat and other traditional crops, are now supporting high quality vineyards. This new cash crop has inspired/helped pay for the city to renovate their downtown area. As a result this city is certainly charming and well kept, offering lots to see and do in its downtown area. Wine tasting is hugely popular in this area, and the local spirits are certainly gaining a reputation for quality. The Colombia River and the Blue Mountains provide great outdoor activities and are a short drive from Walla Walla. There ... read more
are also extensive bike trails that visit the major wineries and natural attractions surrounding the city proper. Overall, visitors to this growing vacation destination can expect to enjoy a high-class environment without all the high-class snobbery that comes with years of wine sipping.