While cross-border visits are off the table for now, a new immersive video from Visit Walla Walla, Washington offers a taste of what visitors can look forward to in the celebrated wine region.
Showcasing the rural-chic Americana vibe of the unofficial capital of Washington wine country, viewers can virtually experience what was deemed “America’s Best Wine Region” in the USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020.
Celebrating both the welcoming, world-class wine destination – Walla Walla is home to more than 120 wineries – and its accompanying arts, cultural, culinary and recreation opportunities, the video gives would-be visitors a taste of the region as they plan for future travels.
“So often we hear stories from visitors about how friendly local residents are, and how we tend to go out of our way to make them feel part of the community, and we wanted this video to offer viewers a sense of what makes Walla Walla so special,” says Tabitha Crenshaw, Visit Walla Walla board chair and guest service manager of Spring Valley Vineyards.
In addition to the USA Today accolades, Condé Nast Traveler recently hailed Walla Walla and its pioneering Peace of Mind Pledge as a role model for “How Cities Across the U.S. Are Signalling Safety to Visitors.”
Beyond world-class wineries and a creative culinary scene, the region is an outdoors destination, too, whether you’re enjoying a turn around the links at the Wine Valley Golf Club, a cycle through the winding, country roads or an adventure in the nearby Blue Mountains.
“Walla Walla checks all of the boxes when it comes to how people are travelling today,” Crenshaw says. “People want to foster a greater connection with communities and each other in a way that can only be experienced through travel. This is something Walla Walla has long excelled at, and we wanted the video to be as welcoming and inspiring as the community itself.”
The community of just over 30,000 residents is known for many things, including the quality of its wine, and of course the Walla Walla Sweet Onion.
To get there:
Walla Walla, Wa. is a scenic four-hour drive from Seattle or Portland, 6.5 hours from Vancouver, BC or 10.5 hours from Calgary, Alta.
The region can also be accessed directly via Alaska Airlines.