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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Aptos California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Claridge's in London. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Monsters, Myths, Folklore, Ghosts, Legends 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 haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; 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 spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; 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 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 spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; 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; and the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco, are more weird folklore associated with 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); the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; 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; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; 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; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; and the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in California
The original Disneyland in Anaheim; the resort of Palm Springs; Santa Barbara, the Californian Riviera; the almost mythical suburbs of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills; the state capital, Sacramento; Lake Tahoe (the Nevada shore of which was occupied by the fictional Ponderosa Ranch), still offering both winter and summer sports; Dante's View over the scorching Death Valley; the notorious Alcatraz Prison; the magical movie studios of Hollywood; San Diego's world famous zoo; the killer whales, dolphins and other creatures of Sea World in San Diego; the magnificent scenery of the Big Sur coastal drive, from which sea life such as blue whales are sometimes seen; the Danish architecture and culture of Solvang; the human spectacle of Venice Beach; and San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge, are among the attractions of California.
America has some of the best facilities for travellers in the world. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sitka, San Diego, Detroit, Honolulu, Corpus Christi, St Louis, Seattle, Anchorage, Santa Fe, Minneapolis, Miami, Boston, Juneau, Chicago, New York, Fairbanks, Lake Tahoe, Houston, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Atlantic City, Fort Lauderdale, Savannah, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Skagway, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Dallas and Washington DC. 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 Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Adirondacks, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, Mount Rushmore, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Bryce Canyon, the Ozarks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, the Okefenokee Swamp, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yellowstone National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Disney resorts, Route 66 and rodeos. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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