Plan Your RV Trip to the Grand Canyon
Take the time to visit Williams, Arizona if you are planning a Grand Canyon vacation in your RV. Park at the visitor’s center near the historic downtown area and train station.
Eat, shop, and explore at historic Williams. It’s an all-day outing but definitely worth the extra time. Ride the Grand Canyon Railway to see the Grand Canyon. Schedule a train trip for travel to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and back to Williams.
My good friends, Rusty, and her husband, Jeff, helped my husband and me with a moving trip in November 2017. My husband, a professional driver, couldn’t make the trip. Therefore, the three of us teamed up with their RV and one of our cars. We parked at the Visitor Information Center and walked about a block to Anna’s Restaurant that we had been referred to.
Anna’s was jampacked. We kept walking and found a lovely country-style restaurant, Pine Country Restaurant, that suited us perfectly.
Discovering Pine Country Restaurant was a highlight of my November 2017 trip on Route 66. Though I’ve traveled on Interstate 40 in the southwestern states many times, I had never known about this fabulous place with a gift shop and large array of delicious-looking pies to choose from.
Pine Country Restaurant’s biscuits, gravy, and sausage entree looked extra good. I indulged – and ate pie! The biscuit and sausage entree plus dessert definitely filled me up for an entire day! But you know how it is on a road trip. Food stops. Snacking. Sightseeing, hiking, and exploring make a person hungry.
RV Parking in Williams, AZ
- Grand Canyon Railway RV Park – Good reviews, open all year, WiFi, Restroom and Showers, Restaurant, see more at: http://www.goodsamclub.com/travel/campgroundsandrvparks/generalinfo.aspx?cgid=250000533
- Railside RV Ranch and Cabin Resort – Next to historic Grand Canyon Railway tracks, this park has free cable and WiFi, open March 1-December 21, ask about their tours and see more information at: http://railsiderv.co
- Canyon Gateway RV Park – We stayed at this park across the road from Love’s Travel Center. Take Exit 163, go north on Grand Canyon Boulevard to the park. Kudos to Kendra who was helpful in answering questions about restaurants and giving directions! Ask Kendra about available tours during your Grand Canyon vacation.
Side Trip to Sedona
Include at least a day or two in the gorgeous red rock Sedona on your Grand Canyon RV trip. We didn’t visit Sedona on our RV trip, although I went there on my first moving road trip with my Texas long-time friend, Doris. That’s another story – see you on the next road trip blog post.
I love Williams, Arizona, and I have always wanted to take a trip on the Grand Canyon Railroad. That breakfast looks amazing. These are some great recommendations. Thanks for sharing.
Me, too! Downtown Williams is quaint and a fun place to visit. I have seen the Grand Canyon a few times. The first time I went with my parents when I was a pre-teen. I’ve been with my husband and our youngest daughter and have been there with one of my BFFs. The place is spectacular every time.