Planning a mini-vacay or StayCation in Walla Walla, the town so nice they named it twice? Make the most of every moment with this three-day itinerary – you’ll savor savor Walla Walla from start to finish.
DAY ONE: ARRIVING FOR YOUR STAY IN WALLA WALLA
If you’re coming into town from Portland or Seattle, you won’t be able to miss the sweet little town of Lowden. Reward yourself for a long journey nearly completed with your first wine-tasting stop at Woodward Canyon.
Quick history on Woodward Canyon:
One of the first wineries in the Walla Walla Valley, Woodward Canyon has become notorious for exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon that features beautiful artwork on the labels. Their “Artist Series” Cabernet Sauvignon is an age-worthy standout vintage over vintage.
Wines you won’t want to miss:
The above-mentioned Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon, and their food-friendly summer essential, the Estate Sauvignon Blanc.
Plan to Spend: $100+ **
Woodward Canyon closes at 5 pm so plan your travel time accordingly.
WHERE TO STAY IN WALLA WALLA
Not quite in town: Courtyard Marriott
Right in the heart of things: The FINCH (pictured)
Under $100/night: La Quinta
Bed & Breakfast: The Barn B&B
DINNER, DAY ONE
For a laid-back dining experience + amazing food and cocktails, you really can’t do better than Passatempo Taverna.
CEO Jim German (of craft cocktail lore and Jimgermanbar fame), collaborator Mike Easton (of Seattle’s renowned Il Corvo)
Handmade pasta (TDF!), seasonally-inspired secondi dishes that will knock your socks off, and for those with dietary restrictions, a very accommodating kitchen that will leave meat off a dish or make simple substitutions with a smile. We personally recommend ordering several appetizers and sharing – the food is so good, you won’t want to be limited to just one dish!
Just do it. Drink whatever Jim recommends. His whimsical cocktail creations and craftsmanship are on display with signature menu staple cocktails as well as rotating featured beverages, so you simply can’t go wrong. There’s also an extensive, impressive wine list, with standout featured wines from The Walls.
Plan to spend: $200, because you won’t want to skip dessert
Passatempo Taverna accepts reservations up to 3 months in advance, so plan ahead for your stay in Walla Walla and lock in your dinner plans now!
Wrapping up Day 1:
Your first day of any vacation doesn’t have to be stressful. Walla Walla wine sets the tone, warm hospitality greets you, and an epic dinner fuels you up for your first full day of adventure. Rest up for Day Two of your Three-Night Stay in Walla Walla!