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Williams, Colusa County, California, United States
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About Williams

Williams, in Colusa County, is a gateway to the happy hunting and fishing grounds of northern California. Located about halfway between the Sierra Mountains and the Pacific Coast, Williams is a fertile landscape for both agriculture and wildlife. The town is small, with a little over 5,300 residents, but the surrounding area is rich in resources. The agricultural community produces everything from rice and grain to walnuts and tomatoes. The nearby Sacramento River provides a wealth of salmon, striper, steelhead and sturgeon. And the foothills run wild with pheasant, elk, deer and wild boar. Williams is a travel destination steeped in nature, and unlike any other.

Things to do in Williams

Williams is located in the heart of the Sacramento Valley, where the agricultural community thrives. In addition to the aforementioned crops, the area is ideal for growing a vast array of vine and seed crops. The land also offers plenty of resources for raising cattle. With such an abundance of wildlife and plantlife nearby, the surrounding area is host to numerous hunting clubs and game preserves. This northern California region is a hunting and fishing mecca, with plenty of fowl and four-legged game. Area canals abound with catfish, and trout fishing is well within driving distance. The Sacramento River, just 10 miles east, is a prime fishing spot. The great landscape surrounding Williams provides optimal conditions for outdoor activities. With average temperature highs that range from the mid-50s to 90s, the weather is pleasant for much of the year. Hiking, biking and touring the expanse of land bordering Williams are popular recreational activities for both locals and visitors alike. Visiting neighboring farms and sampling local produce is another. Make the most of the spring and autumn months by going on a picnic. If you’re planning on dining in town, head for Granzellas, open since 1976. This popular stop for travelers has a rich back story, from surviving a fire in 2007 to being Colusa County’s second largest employer. The Sacramento Valley Museum is another site where visitors can learn more about the region’s history. If you’re looking for a place to unwind, stop by the Wilbur Hot Springs Mineral Baths. For picking up a souvenir, no shop beats Granzella’s. With such regional treasures, exploring Williams is its own adventure. Williams is a traveler’s city, so numerous visitors pass through on their way to the Sierras or other parts of northern California each year. There’s no telling whom you might meet, or the tales of travel you’ll hear while in Williams.

Day trips from Williams

Williams is a great beginning, middle or end point for touring the greater Sacramento Valley. Start by exploring Colusa, located less than ten miles away. The town is home to Colusa Landing, a boat dock and restaurant on the banks of the Sacramento River; Colusa Casino, an establishment with dining, lodging and spa options; and East Park Reservoir, a popular camping ground. The Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area, ideal for boating, camping and going on picnics, is also nearby. Delevan National Wildlife Refuge, which is one of six refuges in the Sacramento National WIldlife Refuge Complex, is about 16 miles away. Mendocino National Forest, the only national forest in California without a major paved road marring its entrance is in Willows, approximately 27 miles away. Clear Lake, approximately 29 miles southeast of Williams, is the largest natural freshwater lake in California. It’’s known as the “Bass Capital of the West,” for its large populations of bass, bluegill, carp, crappie and catfish. While boating and fishing are popular, the warm waters of Clear Lake draw a lot of water sports enthusiasts as well. Water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing and swimming are popular recreational activities at Clear Lake. Just an hour and thirty minutes away, wine lovers will find California’s greatest wine destinations. Napa Valley, known for its legendary acclaimed wines and breathtaking countryside scenery is located about 75 miles from Williams. Drive even further due south, and visitors will eventually get to San Francisco, 115 miles away, and San Jose, 147 miles away.

Williams accommodations

Because Williams is a traveler’s city with visitors constantly passing through, the city offers several nondescript accommodations for easy booking. Grazella’s Inn is at the higher price end of the spectrum, offering an outdoor pool, casual dining establishments and a sports lounge on site. Econo Lodge, a budget hotel with simple rooms and an outdoor pool, is on the lower end of the price spectrum. The Ramada Inn, Motel 6, Stage Stop Inn and Traveler’s Inn are in the mid-range. Some offer perks such as free breakfast and wireless internet, while others offer the bare basics.

Transportation in Williams

Driving is the primary form of transportation in WIlliams, especially if the city is a stop within a wider travel itinerary. The closest major airports are Sacramento International Airport, 51 miles away, or Oakland International Airport, 117 miles away. Domestic and local airports nearby include Colusa Airport, 12 miles, Willows-Glenn County Airport, 36 miles and Chico Municipal Airport, 66 miles. Rental cars agencies are available at the major airports. The nearest Amtrak station is in Yuba City.

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