Apple Valley CA hotels. Find hotels in Apple Valley California United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of California. California myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Apple Valley California hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Legends, Ghosts, Myths, Folklore, Monsters and Scary Stories in California
The Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; 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; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; and the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
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 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; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; 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 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 other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; and the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White, 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; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; 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 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; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; and cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in California
The notorious Alcatraz Prison; the human spectacle of Venice Beach; the original Disneyland in Anaheim; the magical movie studios of Hollywood; the state capital, Sacramento; San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge; Lake Tahoe (the Nevada shore of which was occupied by the fictional Ponderosa Ranch), still offering both winter and summer sports; the magnificent scenery of the Big Sur coastal drive, from which sea life such as blue whales are sometimes seen; San Diego's world famous zoo; the killer whales, dolphins and other creatures of Sea World in San Diego; the Danish architecture and culture of Solvang; Santa Barbara, the Californian Riviera; the resort of Palm Springs; the almost mythical suburbs of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills; and Dante's View over the scorching Death Valley, are among the attractions of California.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Juneau, Seattle, Santa Fe, St Louis, Indianapolis, Skagway, Washington DC, Anchorage, Miami, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Boston, Lake Tahoe, Savannah, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Detroit, Fairbanks, Los Angeles, Houston, Sacramento, Dallas, Sitka, Honolulu, Chicago, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Kansas City, Corpus Christi and New York you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The Appalachians, the Ozarks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yosemite National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Everglades, rodeos, the Adirondacks, Glacier Bay National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yellowstone National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Disney resorts, the Florida Keys, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the California coastline, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, Route 66 and Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Whether you travel America for business or pleasure, enjoy your journey.
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