Aliso Viejo CA hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Aliso Viejo California United States of America. California national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. California myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Aliso Viejo California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, Claridge's in London, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Wild turkeys, American avocets, gray whales, tule elk, otters, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), chipmunks, burrowing owls, mischievious raccoons, road runners, whip-poor-wills, California sea lions, bald eagles, woodpeckers, sea otters, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), harbor seals, elephant seals, dolphins, Allen's hummingbirds, numerous species of salamander, skunks, California condors, black bears, mule deer, bobcats, screech owls, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, minks, Anna's hummingbirds, humpback whales, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), coyotes, blue whales, Calliope hummingbirds and white pelicans are among the wild animals of California.
Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Legends, Monsters and Folklore in California
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); the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; 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 haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; and the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; and the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; 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); 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; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; and the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; 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 blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; 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; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel, are yet more strange folktales of California.
The USA is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the world, yet has preserved much of its wilderness and beautiful scenery. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Savannah, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Washington DC, Dallas, Chicago, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, Honolulu, Phoenix, Sitka, Corpus Christi, St Louis, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, Anchorage, Atlanta, Skagway, Miami, New York, Houston, Detroit, Fairbanks, San Francisco, Kansas City, Juneau, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle, San Diego, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and Fort Lauderdale. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Route 66, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yellowstone National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Appalachians, Mount Rainier National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, Mount Rushmore, the Ozarks, the Grand Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, the Everglades, Niagara Falls, the Florida Keys, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Bryce Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, Yosemite National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts and the Arctic wilderness of Alaska are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Camelopard.com and its staff hope that you enjoy your stay.
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