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Tips to Spend a Weekend in Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla, Washington is the perfect all-season destination. Its natural beauty showcases the numerous activities that are available all year. Activities range from immersing yourself in history to walking through a sculpture garden to strolling down an alluring hometown Main Street.

One of the biggest tips for everyone who will be spending a weekend in Walla Walla, Washington is to come often and throughout the seasons.

Summer in Walla Walla

Just as the temperature of the summer months is beginning to heat up, lavender is on show in all its glory at Blue Mountain Lavender Farm. Stop by the farm to inhale the scent and visually absorb the beauty of twenty-five different varieties of lavender. Usually beginning in the second week of June, the fields are open for picking your own lavender.

Additionally, you can participate in craft classes that showcase all the uses and enjoyment we can glean from lavender. Mindfulness and yoga sessions are also available at the farm. Pack a picnic lunch and savor the delights of lavender. Be sure to stop by the farm’s boutique, so you can bring the essence of lavender back home with you. Artisanal crafts that feature lavender, oils, bath and body necessities, and culinary treats with lavender as the star are available for purchase.

Walla Walla in the Fall

Cooler days and nights of the fall provide more delights being outside in Walla Walla. What says fall better than crisp freshly picked apples? Near Walla Walla there are a number of orchards that are open to families in the fall who want to pick their own apples. It’s a great way to spend a day early in the fall. When you return home from your weekend in Walla Walla, you’ll continue generating great memories as you bake apple pies or apple crisp.

To complement the freshly picked apples, don’t forget to stop by one of Walla Walla’s Cideries. Newer to the beverage scene than some of the local wineries, there are three cider producers that are worth a visit. Blue Mountain Cider uses apples from their own orchards to produce their tasty blends. Near downtown Walla Walla, stop into the tasting room of the Locust Cider and Brewery for a cider slushie. A bit outside of town, you’ll find Freewater Cider Company, who uses locally grown ingredients in their products.

Winters in Walla Walla

Get some fresh brisk winter air and stroll through the Whitman College Sculpture Walk. There are twenty-one uniquely crafted sculptures that adorn the campus. It’s a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors during the colder days of winter.

After you’ve immersed yourself in the world of sculptures, another great tip to spend a weekend in Walla Walla, is stopping by one (or two or more) of the over one hundred wineries. Touring the wineries and their tasting rooms is always a great option during any season. Leave the keys at the hotel and plan on sipping locally produced glass of wine in a cozy atmosphere to ward off the chill of winter.

Walla Walla in the Spring

For golfers, not much says spring like a round of golf. Grab your clubs and try one of the nearby courses. Veterans Memorial Golf Course is part of the Walla Walla park system. The Wine Valley Golf Club with its views of the emerging signs of spring is another great option.