When writing our blog it’s often difficult to include all of the information that we would like. Williams is one of those towns that has a lot going for it and far more than we can do justice to in a short blog post. The town attracts tourist traffic partly because of it’s nearness to the Grand Canyon and partly because of renewed interest in all things Route 66. If you plan to visit Arizona and the Grand Canyon, Williams makes an excellent starting point for your trip. Here are a few of the things to see and do in Williams and definitely not an exhaustive list.
Cruisers, classic foods and brews, 233 Route 66 in Williams. www.cruisers66.com
Twisters, 50’s soda fountain and Route 66 Cafe, 417 E. Route 66 in Williams. www.route66place.com
Grand Canyon Brewery in Downtown Williams right behind Cruisers. www.grandcanyonbrewery.com
Pine Country Restaurant, 107 N Grand Canyon Blvd. World famous pies! www.pinecountryrestaurant.com
Francisco’s Mexican Food, 401 West Route 66 in Williams. Mexican food fresh every day Phone 928-635-3030
Rod’s Steak House On Route 66 since 1946, Open for lunch and dinner Phone 928-635-2671, 301 E Route 66
Jessica’s Family Restaurant, Greek, Italian and American Cuisine. Phone 928-635-4590.
Anna’s Grand Canyon Coffee & Cafe 137 W Railroad in Williams 928-635-4907
Maverick, Grand Canyon helicopter rides phone, 800-962-3869. www.flymaverick.com
Grand Canyon West, home of the Skywalk, river rafting, helicopter rides and more, www.grandcanyonwest.com
Planes of Fame Air Museum Phone 928-635-1000, www.planesoffame.org
Route 66 Zipline Phone 928-635-5358, www.ziplineroute66.com
Grand Canyon Deer Farm I-40 exit 171 East of Williams. Deer, porcupines, Bison, donkeys and more www.deerfarm.com
Williams Aquatic Center 1234 Railroad Ave. Phone 928-635-3005.
Ride the Rails on a steam train to the South Rim Phone 1-800-THE-TRAIN or www.thetrain.com
Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Adventure.928-635-2289, www.bearizona.com
Colorado River Whitewater Rafting. An unforgettable Grand Canyon Adventure! www.gcroa.org
Best Western Plus Inn of Williams, 2600 West Route 66 in Williams, www.bestwesternwilliams.com
Days Inn, Free deluxe Continental Breakfast, 2488 West Route 66 in Williams, www.DaysInn.com
The Red Garter Inn Bed and Breakfast, 137 West Railroad Ave, Williams www.redgarter.com
The Flintstones Bedrock City Theme Park, Gift shop, diner and camping. 25 miles south of Grand Canyon on
hwy 180 Phone 928-635-2600.
Kaibab Lake Campground, www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/kaibab/recarea/?recid=11659
Rentals and Misc:
Rent a Vette? You Bet! I–40 Auto Rentals, 441 E Route 66 Williams phone 928-635-9199, www.I40Fleet.com
Mountain Ranch Stables, horseback riding in the Kaibab National Forest Phone 928-635-2693 www.mountainranchstables.com
Western Outfitters and De Berge Saddlery 316 West Route 66 in Williams Phone 928-635-4013.
Elephant Rocks Golf Course, Championship golf in the cool pines. Phone 928-635-4935, www.elephant-rocks.com
Native America, Native American owned and operated gift shop 117 East Route 66 in Williams 928-635-4600
Not enough? Check these out:
For more listings and up to date calendar information check out www.grandcanyontourguide.com
Williams chamber of Commerce visitor’s center in the old train depot. Phone928-635-1418 www.experiencewilliams.com