Big Sur CA hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Big Sur California United States of America. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of California. California attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Big Sur California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, Claridge's in London, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau. are internationally renowned hotels.
Scary Stories, Myths, Legends, Ghosts, Monsters and Folklore in California
The spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; 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 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 spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; and the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; 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); Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; 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 bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; and the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 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 male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; 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; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco, are more weird folklore associated with California.
Cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; 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 spectral prisoners of Alcatraz, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Nature Reserves, State Forests, State Parks, National Forests, National Parks and Refuges in California
Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; Piedras Blancas; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; Point Reyes National Seashore; Kings Canyon National Park; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Joshua Tree National Park; Yosemite National Park with wildlife such as black bears and beavers, as well as specacular Tunnel View, from which you can see El Capitan, the Bridal Veil Falls and more; Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; Ano Nuevo State Park; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman; and the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Phoenix, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis, Savannah, Atlantic City, Honolulu, Dallas, Sacramento, Houston, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Miami, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Corpus Christi, Seattle, St Louis, Boston, Skagway, New York, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Diego, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Juneau, San Francisco, Sitka, Santa Fe, Fairbanks, Kansas City, Albuquerque and Detroit you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Yosemite National Park, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yellowstone National Park, Bryce Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Disney resorts, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Ozarks, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Glacier Bay National Park, the Everglades, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon and the Florida Keys. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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