A city so nice they named it twice. Located in southeastern Washington at the base of the Blue Mountains 250 kms south of Spokane. Settled in the 1830s as the Whitman Mission and incorporated in 1862, the city was once the largest in the state, and a major supply stop on the Oregon Trail. The population has remained steady since 1920 but has recently been transformed by the grapevine. The downtown core is in restoration frenzy and has won awards for Main Street USA. The economy remains strong due to the local farming and wine growing and is famous for the Walla Walla sweet onion. Today, there are more than 80 vineyards producing some of the best wines in the world.