Grand Canyon trip planning Enlightened
The quaint town of Williams Arizona lies along historic Rt. 66 and still holds much on its old west charm. Williams was the original gateway to the Grand Canyon, which is still its largest tourist attraction. The Grand Canyon Railway, which runs daily between Williams and Grand Canyon National Park, is a popular activity for train enthusiasts and families alike. Williams offers a fair selection of lodging and restaurants, and is only a 45-minute drive to the Park. Williams AZ is also the closest town to the Grand Canyon for travelers driving from Las Vegas, and offers a much slower pace than nearby Flagstaff.