"Williams - A Very Pleasant Surprise" Top 5 Page for this destination Williams by johngayton
Williams Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 156 photos
Much as I've enjoyed my US city visits and doing the touristy bits such as The Grand Canyon, Arches & etc. it is the small towns that have really made my trip. Williams is yet another one to add to my list of places where I wished I'd devoted more time. Williams has a wonderful "Old West" feel to it and in fact most of the buildings date from the turn of the 19th/20th centuries.
Situated on Route 66 Williams is an ideal stopover for Grand Canyon visits with both road and rail links, but in addition is a town worth a visit in its own right with its quirky shops, restaurants and bars. I especially liked the idea of staying at "The Red Garter Bar and Bakery", a former bordello.
Unfortunately we had just used the town as a stopover between the Canyon and Las Vagas and booked a hotel on the outskirts, but with hindsight (good old 20/20) should have spent another day at least here (especially the way that Vagas went - page to follow!).
- Pros:Enigmatic and Friendly
- Cons:None that I could see.
- In a nutshell:A touch of the Old West with a bit of style.
This is a brilliant characterful restaurant - an Irish-themed Mexican with some Navajo influences!! Food offerings... more travel advice
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