There's nothing quite so moving as the look of wonder in a child's eyes. Well, that's not exactly true. How about the look of wonder in the eyes of, say, 100 children? That's what you're likely to find at Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon, which offers endless possibilities for young ones to learn and explore.
The imagination is free to roam and set up shop in any of the museum's many exhibits, which include an interactive "market" and a tree-filled reading jungle. After your visit, head to the toy store to pick up an educational game, a science project, or a TV set plastered over with fun math equations.
Whimsical, romantic, and magical describe the delights that await you within Romanza. From beautiful jewelry to delicious wine, your treasure hunt is over for that elusive gift or that treasure for your home. A feast for your eyes and your soul. Romanza features items that fulfill longings you didn't know you have.
Built in 1909, the distinctive and intimate Green Gables Inn envelops guests within the comfortable confines of five elegant rooms, nestled among serene, tree-lined streets. Each potential slumber-party destination has flat-screen, cable-equipped TVs, wireless Internet, and a mini refrigerator for keeping computers and TVs ice cold, and select chambers feature gas fireplaces, claw-foot tubs, antique furnishings, and private balconies. All temporary tenants can awaken stomachs with a complimentary continental breakfast, including yogurt, granola, and pastries, offered 7 a.m.–9 a.m. daily.
At Hampton Inn & Suites Walla Walla, travelers exchange busy schedules and taxing lifestyles for a quiet, relaxing setting. The king bed's clean sheets and crisp pillow support weary bodies and the two queen beds provide fractured remnants of a luxurious Pangaea. After a rousing round of underwater air hockey or above-water swimming in the year-round outdoor pool, reenergize with cuisine from surrounding restaurants or exhaust the hotel's free high-speed Internet and other amenities, such as the gift shop, flat-panel LCD TVs, and hot tubs filled with champagne. When the morning sun rears its ultraviolet head, arrested and relaxed hotel guests are greeted with a complimentary hot breakfast. Nestled beside the Blue Mountains, the hotel positions sightseers fewer than 2 miles from historic downtown Walla Walla and next to Fort Walla Walla Museum.
Locati Cellars' 2009 sangiovese red infuses Rosebud Vineyard?s sangiovese?from Wahluke Slope?with fruit from Walla Walla?s Mission Hills Vineyards. The hybrid result earned silver medals in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition and the 2012 Seattle Wine Awards, with its pomegranate and cranberry scents that complement blueberry, black tea, and chocolate flavors.
The sangiovese is just one of the vintages sommeliers pour for tasting at the Locati Cellars, helmed by the Locati family for the past century. The winery rounds out its selection with the bone-dry Estate ros? and whites, such as the 2012 pinot grigio, rather than the original white wine?fermented grapes mixed with paper. The winemaking team strives to blend Italian winemaking traditions with grapes from the winery?s vineyards, which occupy Walla Walla?s rolling, fertile hills. Locati Cellars has won a number of accolades for their wine, such as gold for their 2009 Locati Innovation from Seattle Wine Awards, and gold for their 2009 Estate Sangiovese from the Great Northwest Wine Competition.