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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Davis California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau and the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in California
The state capital, Sacramento; the notorious Alcatraz Prison; the human spectacle of Venice Beach; the resort of Palm Springs; San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge; the Danish architecture and culture of Solvang; the killer whales, dolphins and other creatures of Sea World in San Diego; the almost mythical suburbs of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills; Dante's View over the scorching Death Valley; Lake Tahoe (the Nevada shore of which was occupied by the fictional Ponderosa Ranch), still offering both winter and summer sports; the magical movie studios of Hollywood; the magnificent scenery of the Big Sur coastal drive, from which sea life such as blue whales are sometimes seen; Santa Barbara, the Californian Riviera; the original Disneyland in Anaheim; and San Diego's world famous zoo, are among the attractions of California.
Monsters, Ghosts, Legends, Scary Stories, Myths and Folklore in California
The ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; 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; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; 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); Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; and the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
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 blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; 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; and the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; and the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; 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 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 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 barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; and the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets, are yet more strange folktales of California.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Anchorage, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Sitka, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Boston, Honolulu, San Diego, Dallas, Juneau, Skagway, Seattle, Washington DC, Santa Fe, Kansas City, Atlantic City, Corpus Christi, Lake Tahoe, Detroit, Chicago, Savannah, St Louis, New Orleans, Phoenix, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Houston 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 Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Ozarks, the Florida Keys, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Route 66, the Grand Canyon, the California coastline, Glacier Bay National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Bryce Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Everglades, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos and the wild west town of Tombstone.
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. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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