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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Alturas California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Chelsea Hotel in New York, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Folklore, Myths, Legends, Scary Stories, Monsters and Ghosts in California
The spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; 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 phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; 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 sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; 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.
Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; 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 haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; and the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; 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 ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; 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); and the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; 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; and Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in California
The human spectacle of Venice Beach; the resort of Palm Springs; the magical movie studios of Hollywood; Santa Barbara, the Californian Riviera; the magnificent scenery of the Big Sur coastal drive, from which sea life such as blue whales are sometimes seen; the notorious Alcatraz Prison; Dante's View over the scorching Death Valley; Lake Tahoe (the Nevada shore of which was occupied by the fictional Ponderosa Ranch), still offering both winter and summer sports; the state capital, Sacramento; the Danish architecture and culture of Solvang; San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge; the killer whales, dolphins and other creatures of Sea World in San Diego; the almost mythical suburbs of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills; the original Disneyland in Anaheim; and San Diego's world famous zoo, are among the attractions 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. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Sacramento, Kansas City, San Diego, Seattle, Lake Tahoe, Chicago, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Atlanta, St Louis, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlantic City, New York, Anchorage, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Detroit, Sitka, Santa Fe, Boston, Las Vegas, Skagway, Phoenix, Savannah, Washington DC and Juneau. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Yosemite National Park, Niagara Falls, Route 66, Mount Rainier National Park, the California coastline, the Everglades, Mount Rushmore, Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Ozarks, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, the Adirondacks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Disney resorts, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Florida Keys, Glacier Bay National Park and the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. Good luck on your travels.
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