Bishop CA hotels. Find hotels in Bishop California United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of California. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of California.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Bishop California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Legends, Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories, Folklore and Myths in California
The ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; 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; and the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
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 reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; 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 more weird folklore associated with California.
The spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; 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 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 who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Nature Reserves, National Parks, National Forests, State Parks, State Forests and Refuges in California
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; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Point Reyes National Seashore; Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman; Kings Canyon National Park; the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Ano Nuevo State Park; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; Piedras Blancas; and Joshua Tree National Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Savannah, Phoenix, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Juneau, Boston, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Sitka, Dallas, Sacramento, Fairbanks, Miami, New York, San Diego, Skagway, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, San Francisco, Corpus Christi, Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, St Louis, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale and Seattle are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The Grand Canyon, the Florida Keys, Route 66, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yellowstone National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rainier National Park, rodeos, Glacier Bay National Park, the Adirondacks, the California coastline, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, the wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yosemite National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades, Bryce Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp and Mount Rushmore.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.
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