Williams, Arizona, population 3000, is located at 6860 feet (2090 meters) in elevation so you should plan to bring layers of clothes for the cool weather. Include sunscreen and a hat for the strong sun but remember we have a steep set of stairs so if possible, lighten your luggage for your stay here. There has never been a problem with leaving extra luggage in your vehicle in the past twenty years, as a matter of fact, Williams was just listed as the fifth safest small town in Arizona.
Within a block or two of the Red Garter along Historic Route 66, are many excellent restaurants, gift shops and local beer and wine tasting rooms. Within five blocks you can be walking in the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world. The Grand Canyon Railway station is right across the street offering full day rail trips to the National Park and within a few miles are Bearizona Wildlife Park, Elephant Rocks Golf Course and the Sycamore Wilderness area.
There are two or three full days’ worth of things to do within a 90 minute drive of the Red Garter including National Parks and Monuments, Native American ruins and wild and scenic landscapes. For planning purposes, we advise our guests that any destination more than 100 miles away deserves a stay in that area. I will be adding more to this section, so check back with us.