Williams, AZ, USA

Williams, AZ, USA

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Wilderness, history, and wildlife in Williams

Williams vacation rentals are the perfect place to immerse yourself in this historical town. This town isn’t called the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon” for nothing! Take a ride on the Grand Canyon Railway, shop along Historic Route 66, or ski down the snow-covered slopes in winter. Go wild like never before with a day out to the Bearizona Wildlife Park or sit back, relax and pause for thought in Arizona’s pine country. Whatever you decide to do, Williams will make you go “wow!”

Great and grand outdoors in Williams

When you book Williams vacation rentals, you’re guaranteed to have a great time. Get closer to nature with fishing in one of the area’s 7 fishing lakes. Or, hike, mountain bike and horseback ride through the Kaibab National Forest that surrounds this town. Want to see even more wilderness? Book a trip on the Grand Canyon Railway and you’ll be whisked through the pines to the infamous Grand Canyon. If you visit in winter when it snows, you will get to see a different side of Williams on top of skis, a sled or even snowshoes!

Williams is beary exciting

One of the biggest attractions in Williams in the Bearizona Wildlife Park. 160 acres of Ponderosa Pine Forest await you as you drive through the park and see the bears, wolves and bison in the wild. Stroll through “Fort Bearizona” and gaze at the baby bear cubs or, if visiting with younger children, stop by the petting zoo. Grab a map from the Visitor Center and immerse yourself in Route 66 history with a self-guided tour of the area. Stop in at one of the many cafes full of memorabilia for a hot cup of coffee or search for a souvenir in the neon-signed boutiques lining the streets.

Four seasons in Williams

There are four distinct seasons here, so Williams vacation rentals are great places to book all year round. Arizona is known for being hot, but this town has more of a cool-summer Mediterranean climate. Summers often see temperature highs of around 85°F and you can expect to see around 266 days of sunshine per year. For snow sports fans, winter is an excellent time to visit as Williams transforms into a winter wonderland. With average January lows of 20°F and 71 inches of snow, you’re sure to have some seriously great fun on the slopes in Williams.

There’s never too much nature in Williams

Camp in the Kaibab National Forest that surrounds the town to really experience the Arizona wilderness. Bears do live in these woods so make sure to be on your guard at all times! Extending from the south of Williams is the Sycamore Canyon—Arizona’s second largest canyon. With 11.3 miles of trails mostly accessible only on foot or horseback, you can truly feel a part of nature here. The Parson’s Trail will lead you through the desert where you may spy black bears, mountain lions and rattlesnakes.