66 Things to do on Route 66 in Williams Arizona

66 Things to do in Williams, Arizona, home to the best preserved stretch of Route 66!

1. Stop in at the Visitor Center for a map, visitor’s guide, and history of Williams

2. Get the lay of the land by walking Route 66 and take in the history

3. Stop in for a hot cup of coffee and tasty breakfast with the locals at many area restaurants- ask the volunteers at the Visitor Center for details

4. Plan an afternoon hike and a picnic lunch by one of seven lakes in the area

5. Take a walk on the wild side by visiting Bearizona Drive Thru Wildlife Park

6. Ride in style to the Grand Canyon on the historic Grand Canyon Railway

7. Get up close and personal with furry critters at the Grand Canyon Deer Farm

8. Visiting when there’s snow? Head to the Elk Ridge Ski & Recreation Area or Oak Hill Snow Play Area

9. Experience the wild west at the Wild West Junction

10. Get an ice cream cone, shake or malt on Route 66

11. Make plans to return in the winter for Mountain Village Holiday

12. Enjoy the cool weather, surrounded by the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest

13. Take the Downtown Historic Walking Tour

14. Visit the Grand Canyon Railway for National Train Day

15. Take in the Memorial Day Parade

16. Enjoy some tasty barbeque at the Northern Arizona BBQ Festival

17. Sit on Route 66 and celebrate America during the 4th of July parade and festivities

18. Route 66 Classic Car Show- it’s a must see and do

19. Marvel at the handmade leather goods in Williams- and purchase the perfect gift

20. Search for Route 66 souvenirs

21. Marvel at the cowboys at the Labor Day Rodeo

22. Get to geocaching and find some hidden treasure

23. Gather the kids and ride the Pumpkin Patch Train and decorate your very own pumpkin

24. Find the perfect postcards to send home to your friends and family with the fun, entertainment, and charm of Williams captured on them

25. Find the perfect lodging for you and the family at a Bed & Breakfast, hotel, motel, RV or camp site

26. Enjoy a mile high piece of pie- made from scratch daily at Pine Country Restaurant

27. Enjoy a slice of pizza or two on Route 66

28. Pick out the perfect spot to watch the lighting of the tree for Mountain Village Holiday

29. Pose for a picture under a Route 66 sign

30. Watch the cowboy action of a street-show shootout on Route 66 (no cowboys will be injured)

31. Get your kicks on Route 66

32. Visit the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Valle, AZ

33. Take in a round of Golf at Elephant Rocks Golf Course

34. Meet the Flintstones at the Flintstone’s Bedrock City in Valle, AZ

35. Enjoy a historic moment at the Bill Williams Monument Park

36. Engage your adventurous side by heading to Bill Williams Mountain and hiking to the top

37. Choose your dinner spot: burgers, pasta, barbeque, steak, pizza, American, Thai, Italian, Mexican..so much to chose from.

38. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and stroll Route 66 at night, lit with neon

39. Let the kids burn some energy at the skate park, rec center, aquatic center, or park

40. Enjoy the Interpretive Exhibit at the Visitor Center

41. Take a break and fish, bike, or hike in the Kaibab National Forest

42. Sit back and relax with a ride in a Horse Drawn Carriage along Route 66

43. Watch local artists at work and purchase your favorite piece

44. Enjoy a local micro-brewed beer

45. Enjoy a ride aboard the 4960 Steam Engine to Grand Canyon (specific dates- check for details)

46. Pose for a picture in front of a railroad car at Glassburn Park

47. Shop at one of the best quilt shops in Northern Arizona

48. Visit the 100 year old Santa Fe Depot- home of the Visitor’s Center

49. Take a sky hi ride on a zipline

50. Fly into the H.A. Clark Memorial Field airport and enjoy lunch in town

51. Enjoy an adult beverage at the bar with the longest operating liquor license in the state of Arizona – The world famous Sultana

52. Eat at Rod’s Steakhouse- in business since 1946

53. Lace up for the Mountain Man Run, Labor Day weekend

54. Purchase your ticket for the Taste of Williams event- 21 and over only please

55. Attend Cool Country Cruise-In, a favorite August event

56. Pose for a picture with a classic car

57. Capture the changing leaves and enjoy the crisp evenings as you stroll along Route 66 during Alpine Harvest Festival. Vote for your favorite scarecrow

58. Put on your favorite flannel pajamas and ride the Polar Express

59. Plan an anniversary or romantic getaway and escape to a local Bed & Breakfast

60. Watch the talent at a barrel racing event

61. Find the perfect gift handcrafted by a local artist

62. Purchase beef jerky, an ice cream cone, or a rope of licorice on Route 66

63. Visit a Bed & Bakery that not only has ghosts, but formerly housed an opium den and bordello

64. Sip some Arizona wine on Route 66

65. Enjoy the small town and historic charm Williams has to offer

66. Plan your next visit to Williams, Arizona!

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