The town of Williams is in Colusa County in the heart of California’s Sacramento Valley. When you drive under the arch at the entrance of the town, you are passing through the Gateway to Northern California. The foothills around Williams are famous for fishing and hunting. Outdoorsmen who stay in budget hotels in Williams come here for deer, elk, pheasant and wild boar. Fishermen go to the Sacramento River, ten miles to the east, for salmon, striper, trout, steelhead, catfish and sturgeon. The countryside is beautiful, so camping is great for the whole family.
Depending upon which time of year you book into a discount hotel in Williams, you could have the good luck to participate in a fun event. In February there is the Historical Quilt Display at the Sacramento Valley Museum. The Annual Antique Show and Sale is held in March. Pioneer Day, held on the first Saturday of June, features a parade, an art show, a street dance, games and music. On November 21st you can go to the Annual Colusa Holiday Craft Fair and Gift Show. The Christmas Festival of Lights takes place in early December. Be sure to see the Sacramento Valley Museum. Housed in a high school built in 1911, it is open March through mid-November. It features many local exhibits from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Williams also has several lovely parks where you can have a picnic and let the children play.