Grand Canyon, AZ, Guide and Information
Our Favorite Things To Do in Grand Canyon
Okay, we know what you’re thinking — why do you need to do anything in Grand Canyon, Arizona, other than see the Grand Canyon?
Yes, while this magnificent geological wonder is the primary draw to the surrounding towns of Williams, Seligman and Tusayan, if you’re planning a full vacation around the Canyon, you’ll want to have a few other things on your itinerary. Get your sightseeing, tours and rim hikes out of the way and then see what else this beautiful region has to offer.
Historic Highlights of Williams, Arizona
If you're heading to the Grand Canyon, make sure you allow time to explore Williams, AZ.
Named after William Williams (also known as “Old Bill”), and known as the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon,” the town was founded in 1881 when life was still pretty darn rough and tumbling. Although it offers all of the best amenities to visitors, including all kinds of hotels, restaurants, shops and tour services, Williams fortunately has preserved much of its Old West spirit. There’s even a Cowboy Wild West Show that takes place on main street during summer evenings. It’s good romping fun that most definitely gives you the flavor of the day. Check with the Williams Visitor Center to find out more. Go ahead and wear your cowboy hat, boots and bandana–that’s all part of the scene.