Applegate CA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Applegate California USA. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Camelopard.com. California attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. California cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Applegate California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana and the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in California
Santa Barbara, the Californian Riviera; San Diego's world famous zoo; Lake Tahoe (the Nevada shore of which was occupied by the fictional Ponderosa Ranch), still offering both winter and summer sports; San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge; the human spectacle of Venice Beach; the almost mythical suburbs of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills; the killer whales, dolphins and other creatures of Sea World in San Diego; the notorious Alcatraz Prison; the magical movie studios of Hollywood; the original Disneyland in Anaheim; the resort of Palm Springs; the magnificent scenery of the Big Sur coastal drive, from which sea life such as blue whales are sometimes seen; Dante's View over the scorching Death Valley; the state capital, Sacramento; and the Danish architecture and culture of Solvang, are among the attractions of California.
Monsters, Ghosts, Folklore, Myths, Scary Stories and Legends in California
San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; and the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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 Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; 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; and the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco, 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 beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; 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); and the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach, are more weird folklore associated with California.
Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; 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 ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; and 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, are yet more strange folktales of California.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Albuquerque, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, St Louis, Boston, Chicago, Savannah, Indianapolis, Atlantic City, Skagway, Philadelphia, Houston, Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, Atlanta, New York, Juneau, Kansas City, Honolulu, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Washington DC, Detroit, Sitka, Salt Lake City, Fairbanks, Lake Tahoe, Dallas, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Corpus Christi, Los Angeles, Anchorage, San Diego and Miami you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yosemite National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Adirondacks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Florida Keys, the Disney resorts, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, rodeos, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, the Everglades, Mount Rainier National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, the Appalachians, the wild west town of Tombstone, the California coastline, Glacier Bay National Park, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon and the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Good luck on your travels.
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