In this episode of Cheap Family Travel ( Nick, Regan, Maggie and Kate visit Williams, Arizona, the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon”. Williams, AZ is best known for it’s proximity to the Grand Canyon. Visitors flock to Williams for food and lodging while visiting the National Park, but Williams has a lot to offer on its own. Main Street in Williams is one of the best preserved stretches of the famous historical Route 66. It also boosts many great restaurants and shops. However, the main tourist attraction in Williams is the Grand Canyon Railway. The railway transports over 225,000 passengers to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon every year. You’ll also want to catch a ride on the Route 66 Zipline. Williams’ newest attraction, takes people of all ages soaring over the Grand Canyon... Boulevard. It’s a blast. In addition, stop by Bearizona, a drive-thru wildlife park where you can get up close to all types of North American animals. We loved watching the young bear cubs play. Williams also offers hiking and biking in the nearby mountains and a world class golf course at Elephant Rocks. Cheap Family Travel totally recommends a visit to Williams, AZ. It’s a convenient stop on the way to or from the Grand Canyon Nation Park, there’s lots to do, and it’s full of history.
VisitWilliamsAZ Places to eat when visting Williams Arizona. Sponsor: Grand Canyon Hotel
Some of the great places where you can eat or get a drink and relax in wonderful Williams Arizona near the Grand Canyon along Route 66. A fun and historic town. This video is brought to you by The Grand Canyon Hotel, in Williams Arizona and was created by Time-Ography,
Mary Anne and Dave DeYoung Review Fun Activities in WIlliams, Arizona
Thinking about buying a home in a small town with mild temperatures and lot of fun things to do?
Check out Williams, Arizona the Gateway To The Grand Canyon
Find out about the great places to hangout on Rt.66, the city owned golf course called Elephant Rocks in Williams, Arizona.
Hear how a couple who knew nothing about Williams, Arizona felt about it after a couple of hours investigating the town.
3 hours to Phoenix, 3.5 hours to Las Vegas, 2.5 hours to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 30 minutes to Flagstaff and snow skiing. Williams, Arizona is the banana belt of the high desert with very mild winters.
Check out this great home for sale backing to the 10th green Elephant Rocks Golf Course in Williams, Arizona
Americas Best Value Inn-Grand Canyon Gateway Hotel - Williams, Arizona
Americas Best Value Inn-Grand Canyon Gateway 1 Stars Hotel in Williams, Arizona Within US Travel Directory Americas Best Value Inn is located in Williams, a sleepy mountain community, known as he Gateway to the Grand Canyon. Guests of this hotel are invited to enjoy many amenities including free breakfast with hot waffles, free coffee in the lobby and free local calls.
Business travelers will appreciate conveniences like free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms and access to a fax machine. Clean, relaxing lodging with spacious guest rooms are provided, as well as non-smoking rooms. Family units are also available.
Located along famous Route 66, this hotel is steps away from the 19th century historic district, with easy access to shops, galleries, restaurants, bistros and entertainment.
The hotel is less than one-half mile from the Grand Canyon Railway Depot that features the Polar Express train ride during the winter. The Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is 51.5 km away. This hotel is close to local attractions including the historic Grand Canyon Railway Depot, Deer Farms, the Elephant Rocks Golf Course, the Williams Ski Area, and the Polar Express train.
By special arrangement, the hotel also offers discounts to many of the area's attractions including excursions and meals.
9 Arizona Motor Hotel Motel - Williams, Arizona
9 Arizona Motor Hotel 2 Stars Hotel in Williams, Arizona Within US Travel Directory Located on world famous Route 66, this Williams motel offers simply furnished rooms equipped with cable TV. It serves a daily continental breakfast. The Grand Canyon Railway is 5 minutes’ walk away.
Air-conditioning is featured in each guest room at 9 Arizona Motor Hotel. For convenience, each guest room includes a microwave, a refrigerator, a telephone and an alarm clock.
A business centre with fax and photocopying services is available to guests of 9 Arizona Motor Hotel.
Elephant Rocks Golf Course is 6.4 km away. Flagstaff is 37 minutes’ drive east of this motel.
Lake Front Property - Williams Arizona - VRBO #650396 - SHORT
A beautifully detailed lake front home in desirable Williams Arizona. This 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home sits on an acre fronting Cataract Lake with spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks, Bill Williams Mountain and National Forest. Interior amenities include, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, wood- planked porcelain tile throughout, tongue and groove ceilings and much more. As you walk outside and enjoy a peaceful cup of coffee or entertain your family and friends on the expansive back porch; you can watch and admire the many varieties of wildlife that call Cataract Lake their home. You will also love the stunning Northern Arizona sunsets that can be seen from the front porch or upstairs bedroom. Outdoor amenities include fishing, golfing, family park and National Forest all within walking distance. Only minutes away is the challenging, well maintained Elephant Rocks 18 hole municipal golf course, one of Arizona's best kept secrets for golfers. The nearby county park has a playground, picnic tables and boat ramp perfect for a family outing. Take pleasure in the variety of restaurants, wine and craft beer tasting, art gallery’s and gift shops in Downtown Williams located on Historic Route 66. For all day adventures, explore Bearizona, Grand Canyon Railway (Polar Express) and the Deer Farm only a short drive away.
60 minute drive to the Grand Canyon National Park
30 minute drive to Flagstaff
40 minute drive to the Arizona Snowbowl
60 minute drive to Sedona through Oak Creek Canyon
90 minute drive to Jerome
2.5 hour drive to Phoenix
3.5 hour drive to Las Vegas
Home is air conditioned but rarely needed in the cool pines of Northern Arizona.
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Motel 6 Williams East - Grand Canyon in Williams AZ
Reservations: . . .. .. ... . . . . . . .. .. .. Motel 6 Williams East - Grand Canyon 710 West Route 66 Williams AZ 86046 Offering free Wi-Fi, this motel is 35 minutes’ drive from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. All rooms are equipped with a cable TV. Free coffee is served in the lobby each morning to all guests. Each room features air-conditioning, a seating area and a work desk at Motel 6 East Williams. An en suite bathroom is also included. A 24-hour reception assists guests at East Williams Motel 6. Fax and photocopying services are available. Free parking is provided. Williams Ski Area is less than 1 mile from the motel. Walkup Skydome is 35 minutes’ drive from Motel 6 East Williams.
WHITE CHRISTMAS IN WILLIAMS, ARIZONA NEAR THE GRAND CANYON
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Christmas lights and snow in Williams, Arizona, the Gateway to the Grand Canyon.
Elephant Rock State Park
Jack and Emily 's first trip to Elephant Rock
Bill Williams Mountain AZ 2013 - Part 1 of 2
video from in the lookout tower and as we hiked back down the mountain.
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10 24 12 RT66 Williams Arizona Downtown Drive Through
Driving tour of downtown William Arizona US Route 66 on 24 October 2012.
Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast Hotel - Williams, Arizona
Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast 3 Stars Hotel in Williams, Arizona Within US Travel Directory Situated at the base of Bill Williams Mountain, this bed and breakfast is 85.3 km from the Grand Canyon. This Wild West themed property offers free Wi-Fi on the property.
The Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast provides cable TV with a DVD player in each room. Every room has a mixture of rustic and antique furniture.
A full breakfast is offered at the Bed and Breakfast Grand Canyon. The breakfast starts with juice, a muffin or bread and then fruit. Guests can choose from a sweet dish or savory dish for their entrée.
Montezuma Castle National Monument is less than one hour and a half from the Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast Williams, Arizona. Elephant Rocks Golf Course is 4.8 km away.
The Hunt at Elephant Rock
The Hunt at Elephant Rock
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Jack Rabbit, Dinos, & Haunted Jail In Holbrook, AZ
Jack Rabbit Trading Post GPS 34.968058, -110.430376
Parking in Holbrook GPS 34.901754,-110.163321
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My name is Eric and I travel with my cat, “Jax” in a 2001 Chevy Fleetwood Tioga Arrow 24D Class C RV. We travel about 45 miles a day chasing 70 degrees year-round. Here are some popular questions asked:
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*GoPro Hero 3 Silver for Timelapses & Driving Narration.
*SJ4000 for driving shots out the window.
*Canon Vixia HF M500 with Canon WD-H43 Wide Angle Conversion lens for Macro and Zoom shots.
Stabilizer: Feiyu Tech 4GS 3 axis gimbal.
Time Lapses: Gopro Hero 3: 2 second intervals. Speed up 1200x, cropped 4K down to 1080 for panning
Night Lapses: Gopro Hero 4 Black manual settings: 800 ISO, 30 second Shutter, 3000K WB, Protune On
Audio: Sony ICD-PX333 (Audio swapped in post production)
Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Aerial Drone Shots: DJI Phantom 3 Standard
RV MPG: 7-11mpg depending on generator use. (7.4L 454 Chevy)
Solar: 500 watts on tilting brackets on roof. 5 AGM batteries totaling 400 amp hours
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San Rafael Valley, Arizona
Some aerial footage from our trip down to the San Rafael Valley south of Patagonia, Arizona. I love the seemingly endless grasslands bordered by mountains on all sides. One of the most beautiful places in southern Arizona!
Free music (Easy Lemon) provided by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.
The 10 Most Electric Entrances in College Football
Nothing beats the pageantry, the fans and the overall atmosphere of a college football game. From filling 100,000-plus seat stadiums to mascots that just don’t quit, there is nothing like Saturdays in the fall.
The college football season kicks off with a few huge games, as fans will pour into stadiums around the country to see the 2018 version of their favorite university’s program. When teams take the field, expect the noise to be deafening and the ground beneath your feet to shake, literally.
Tradition is the backbone of college football. Universities look for creative ways to engage fans and make their football programs stand out from the rest of the pack, and the best way to make yourself known is by making a great first impression.
When teams take the field, it’s time for business. Some universities have a knack for giving you goosebumps while other entrances simply make the other team stop and take a peak at the show.From player tributes to iconic sports songs, there are 15 college football entrances that stand high above the rest.
15. Oregon’s Duck Rides a MotorcycleIf you’ve ever ridden a motorcycle, you know that it’s a four limb job — one hand’s on the front brake, and the other operates the clutch.
14. Nebraska Walks It OutThe Cornhuskers’ slow, methodical journey underneath “The Sea of Red” at Memorial Stadium sets the tone for Nebraska’s long tradition of football excellence
13. Arizona State Honors a HeroBeginning in the 2013 season, the Sun Devils honored former all-conference linebacker Pat Tillman, who lost his life serving in Afghanistan in 2004, by building a statue of him, and creating a new aura for Arizona State football to look toward
12. Texas A&M’s Fightin’ Aggies BandThe Texas A&M drumline marches out ahead of the Aggies at Kyle Field, home of the 12th man, and sets the stage for their SEC powerhouse to take the field.
11. Oklahoma’s Sooner SchoonerTwo white horses, rightfully named Boomer and Sooner, pull the replica Studebaker Conestoga wagon on and around Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to welcome the Sooners to the field, but also after Oklahoma touchdowns.
10. Georgia Tech’s Ramblin’ WreckGeorgia Tech’s nickname is the Yellow Jackets, and their mascot is Buzz, but it’s a 1930 Ford Model A Sport Coupe that serves as the student body’s official mascot
9. Michigan’s Iconic BannerThe Michigan Wolverines have been playing football since 1879 and they’ve touched the Go Blue Banner since 1962.
8. Texas Tech’s Masked RiderSince the 1954 Gator Bowl, Texas Tech’s “Masked Rider” has led the team onto the field, but he was first seen roaming Texas Tech’s sidelines in 1936.
7. Colorado Runs with RalphieThere are live mascots, and then there’s this insanity. The Colorado Buffaloes began running Ralphie around the Colorado stadium before each half of home football games in 1967.
6. Miami’s SmokeSince the 1950s, the Miami Hurricanes have entered the field through a cloud of smoke in one of college football’s best entrances. The smoke is produced by fire extinguishers, and the Hurricanes’ emerge in an awe-inspiring moment that is only fitting for “The U.”
5. South Carolina’s Space OdysseyThe song was made popular by the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” but the University of South Carolina has put the movie’s iconic song to good use. Since 1983, the Gamecocks have taken the field while the melody blares over the speakers at Williams-Brice Stadium.
4. Florida State’s Tomahawk ChopChief Osceola rides in on Renegade and plants his spear at midfield while the Florida State faithful let their iconic war chant ring into the Tallahassee air during pregame ceremonies. The tomahawk chop, though, is mind-bending. Doak Campbell Stadium seats around 80,000 people, and all able-bodied FSU fans raise their arms, and chop in unison.
3. Tennessee Runs Through the TThe Pride of the Southland marching band sets the base of the iconic ‘T’ formation near the end zone, where the Tennessee football team gathers. The orange and white clad Volunteers run through the T onto the field, hanging a left towards their sideline for the opening kickoff.
2. Clemson Touches Howard’s RockSamuel C. Jones picked up a rock while traveling through Death Valley, California in the 1960s, and gave it to then-head coach Frank Howard. The rock was eventually set up in the East end zone at Memorial Stadium, where it remains today. Howard, who coached at Clemson for 30 years, once said “If you’re going to give me 110 percent, you can rub that rock. If you’re not, keep your filthy hands off of it.”
1. Virginia Tech’s Enter SandmanIf you’ve made it this far, you’ve realized that the ACC is by far the most electric conference for entrances in college football, and Virginia Tech is far and away the most exciting. Blacksburg, Virginia
Traveling Route SR 160 from Flagstaff, AZ to Four Corners M
Traveling Route SR 160 from Flagstaff, AZ to Four Corners Monument to experience the thrill of being in 4 states at once. Check out the landscape captured which is so different from Georgia - dry with many rock formations - courtesy of Peter from
The summit of Elephant Rocks State Park in Graniteville, Missouri.
Untold Arizona: An Aerial View Of Arizona's San Rafael Valley
The 1955 movie-musical Oklahoma! was filmed in the San Rafael Valley, a small patch of land in southern Arizona about 40 miles east of Nogales.
Arizona Park Welcomes Tourists With a Warning
Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument along the Mexican border has been fully reopened after a park ranger was killed by drug smugglers more than a decade ago. But visitors still have to watch their step. (March 12)
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