Williams, Arizona

A pretty slow spot by day, Williams comes to life in the evening when the Grand Canyon Railway train returns with passengers from the South Rim…and then closes down again on the early side. It’s a friendly town, with history up its sleeve, and openness to Grand Canyon tourists. Route 66 passes through the main historic district as a one-way street headed east; Railroad Ave parallels the tracks and Route 66 and heads one-way west.