Albany CA hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Albany California United States of America. California attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home. California hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Albany California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Queen Mary in Long Beach and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Folklore, Monsters, Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts and Legends in California
The reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; and the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless); cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; and the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; and the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture), are more weird folklore associated with California.
The many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Nature Reserves, State Parks, National Parks, National Forests, State Forests and Refuges in California
The basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Joshua Tree National Park; Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; Piedras Blancas; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; Kings Canyon National Park; Yosemite National Park with wildlife such as black bears and beavers, as well as specacular Tunnel View, from which you can see El Capitan, the Bridal Veil Falls and more; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Ano Nuevo State Park; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Point Reyes National Seashore; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; and Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Seattle, St Louis, Chicago, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Houston, Kansas City, Boston, Atlantic City, Anchorage, Santa Fe, Fairbanks, San Francisco, San Diego, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Sacramento, Corpus Christi, Savannah, Sitka, Honolulu, New York, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Juneau, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Skagway, Lake Tahoe and New Orleans are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The Ozarks, Yosemite National Park, the California coastline, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Everglades, the wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, Glacier Bay National Park, the Disney resorts, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Adirondacks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Florida Keys, the Appalachians, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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