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Best Family-Friendly Restaurants in Williams, Arizona

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Williams, Arizona is truly one of the quirkiest little towns in the American Southwest.  This tourist-friendly town is full of charm, from the many shops and eateries to the old-fashioned train that shuttles to and from the Grand Canyon.  For folks traveling with little ones, Williams is the perfect place to stop, as there are tons of family-friendly restaurants to choose from when hunger strikes.  Whether you plan on staying in Williams for a few days or are just passing through on your way to Phoenix, here are some of the best restaurants your family is sure to love!

Red Raven

135 W Historic Rte 66, Williams, AZ

Red Raven is one of the most quaint restaurants in all of Williams.  With a menu offering just about anything and a quirky atmosphere, Red Raven is a must-try for anyone visiting Williams.  Popular menu items include the Salmon Cilantro, a charbroiled salmon fillet topped with cilantro pesto, and the Chicken Parmigiana, a breaded chicken breast topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.  

 

Pine Country Restaurant

107 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ

The Pine Country Restaurant will make you feel like you’re in your grandma’s kitchen!  This adorable spot is known for their “down home cookin’” and famous homemade pies in a variety of delicious flavors.  The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with American favorites like hamburgers, spaghetti and meatballs, and country fried steak.  If you go, be sure to stop by the gift shop and pick up some Williams souvenirs!

 

Goldie’s Route 66 Diner

425 E Route 66, Williams, AZ

Walking into Goldie’s Route 66 Dinner feels like stepping into a 1950s time capsule!  This gem of a restaurant features classic American dishes, like biscuits and gravy, chili burgers, and milkshakes.  Goldie’s is a great spot if you want a bit of nostalgia with your meal, and families with small children will love the kid-friendly menu (especially fussy eaters!).  If you’re in Williams, don’t leave without stopping at Goldie’s- poodle skirt and saddle shoes optional.

 

Station 66 Italian Bistro

144 W Historic Rte 66, Williams, AZ

If you’re in the mood for delicious Italian fare, Station 66 Italian Bistro has got you covered.  The restaurant features an extensive menu of classic Italian dishes, as well as a great variety of wines, beers, and cocktails.  One of the restaurant’s coolest features is the rooftop deck and patio, where patrons can dine and look out at Route 66 below. The hotspot also regularly features live music and entertainment, perfect for an exciting night on the town with the family!

 

Grand Canyon Coffee and Cafe

137 W Railroad Ave, Williams, AZ

The Grand Canyon Coffee and Cafe, also known as Anna’s, is the perfect little breakfast spot for those mornings when you just need a cup of coffee.  The cafe serves classic breakfast favorites like omelets, eggs, and hashbrowns, as well as some Mexican and Oriental dishes. The Grand Canyon Coffee and Cafe also features a pretty large kid’s menu, so your little ones will have no problem finding something they like!  

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Our Stay at Premier Inn Festival Park Basildon Essex

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely holiday. We had a blast here! I hope the year 2019 would be amazing in all areas of our lives. We started the new year in a big way with a captivating circus show. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it but first, let me tell you all about our stay at Premier Inn Festival Park Basildon Essex.

 

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Our Premier Inn Festival Park Basildon Essex Experience

We have stayed at this hotel many times but I never got the chance to write about it. I decided to change that this year. We spent 2 nights at this Premier Inn in Basildon and we have done so several times. The hotel location is easy to find and well situated with lots to eat and do around. It is a few mins walk away from a retail park with a cinema, club, bars and restaurants, so no dull moment here. The check in was quick and our room was on the ground floor which was good.

I was happy with the room space. We booked a family room with 2 individual beds for the kids and another king sized bed for us and I was glad we still had some room to keep our luggage.

 

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My Honest Thoughts

Our stay at this Premier Inn was ok overall. The rooms were properly cleaned and the TV and WIFI worked great. I have stayed in so many hotels that struggle with the simplest things so it was great to see this didn’t. The Premier Inn Bedding is also loved by us. I think it is super comfy and I love sleeping on their beds. The only issue we had was with the heating. We were shocked to find out the heating was not working in our ground floor room.

With the drop in temperature, I was shocked I had to bring this to the attention of the receptionist. She did provide two little heaters which she wheeled into our rooms (you can see one of them in the picture above). The heaters worked ok but it was annoying to have to keep manually switching it off and on. It was an inconvenience that we shouldn’t have had to deal with and I hope they sort it out asap.

 

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I don’t see myself returning here again. They have no air conditioning, so we won’t be able to stay here in the summer months and with the inconvenient heating arrangement, we won’t be visiting in the cold months either. I like comfort in hotels. If I have to struggle to get the basic amenities after parting with money, it makes me really grumpy. Having said that, I have stayed in some amazing Premier Inns and will be reviewing them when next I get the opportunity.

 

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Have you stayed in this hotel before? What do you think of Premier Inn hotels? Do sound off in the comments section below. Let’s hear your thoughts.

Thanks for reading and commenting. Have an amazing 2019!

A Few Useful Tips To Move Into Chelsea

Considering that the city is at the financial center of the world, finding an apartment in NYC is an extremely competitive process. This includes the neighborhood of Chelsea, as it is Manhattan’s artistic center and is near famous attractions. This article will provide some useful tips on how to score a decent apartment in this area.

 

Consider Your Transportation Needs

Since New York City is one of the few places in the country where it is a good idea to rely on public transportation, it’s a good idea to strategically place yourself near your route. Check out the official bus route map if you are not familiar with transportation in the area.

If you plan on driving, you will definitely need the availability of a parking space. If the property has no place to park your car, the expenses of storing your car in a parking garage are not negligible.

 

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Finding the Right Price

Chelsea is somewhat unique due to the extreme wealth gaps that affect rent prices. It is not uncommon to find a luxury apartment complex or gated community within walking distance of low-income housing.

Because of this, you may find absurdly low-priced apartments near blips of expensive places. Renting too cheap may bring you into an undesirable housing project. At the same time, luxury developments may be built too close for comfort.

 

Be Nice To Your Previous Landlords

Since some owners will want to see letters of recommendation from previous landlords, you may want to retain a decent relationship before moving out. In particular, the letter should claim that you pay on time, kept the apartment clean, and did not violate terms of the contract. Even if it is not a requirement, having a letter will be the icing on top when standing out from other tenant applications.

 

Use Loftey as a Broker

Loftey is a useful service as it cuts a lot of the due diligence when it comes to searching for Chelsea apartments. In exchange for the referral fee that is involved with the broker, you will quickly get moved into the neighborhood that you desire. You may also split the upfront moving fees into multiple payments when you pay through Loftey.

 

Shopping and Surviving

You will definitely need to be near grocery stores and other shops to live comfortably. If the shopping in the apartment’s area is bare, the struggle to commute to buy groceries in Manhattan can be quite time-consuming. If you’ve never lived in a densely populated location, you will soon learn why this is important.

After you’ve found your ideal living situation in Chelsea, you can finally enjoy the cultural attractions in the area. With the high density of artists, there are hundreds of galleries to look at. The area is also rich with ethnic diversity, meaning cool cultural events and a variety of restaurants. It is also is a very tolerant part of town as it’s home to a large concentration of LGBT residents.

 

Do you like the sound of living in Chelsea?

 

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