After you've toured the 117-acre campus of Whitman College, you can delve into local shopping, winery visits, and learning about the history of Walla Walla.
If you’re flying, the Walla Walla Regional Airport is just five minutes from the college. Horizon Airlines has flights to the city with connections in Seattle and Spokane. About 45 miles from Walla Walla is the Tri-Cities Regional Airport, serving the city of Pasco. From the two airports, you can use taxis and buses or rent a car to reach Whitman College.
The Walla Walla Valley is known for its wines, and is home to 120 vineyards. You can see a listing of all the area's wineries on the city's website, where you'll also find a directory for organized wine tours. For history lovers, Fort Walla Walla and Kirkman House are worth checking out. The latter is a Victorian house converted to a museum of period furnishings.
Whether you’re looking for souvenirs or building up your wardrobe in time for the start of the school year, there are several places to shop in Walla Walla. The Plaza Shopping Center is a one-stop mall and for clothes, try the Walla Walla Clothing Company, Marla Junes, and Forward Boutique. For antique lovers, the city is a treasure trove, with many shops dedicated to vintage objects. Check out Country Consignment and Antique Mall.