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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Fortuna California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como and the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, elephant seals, bobcats, numerous species of salamander, tule elk, sea otters, California condors, gray whales, coyotes, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), wild turkeys, burrowing owls, harbor seals, Allen's hummingbirds, humpback whales, black bears, blue whales, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), minks, American avocets, road runners, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), Calliope hummingbirds, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, whip-poor-wills, California sea lions, bald eagles, mule deer, otters, skunks, Anna's hummingbirds, woodpeckers, dolphins, screech owls, mischievious raccoons, chipmunks and white pelicans are among the wild animals of California.
Ghosts, Scary Stories, Monsters, Myths, Legends and Folklore in California
The ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; 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); cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; 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 spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; and the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
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 haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; and the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; 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 bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; 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 more weird folklore associated with California.
San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; 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; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; and 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, are yet more strange folktales of California.
The USA is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the world, yet has preserved much of its wilderness and beautiful scenery. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Savannah, Seattle, Atlanta, Phoenix, Kansas City, Juneau, Washington DC, Sitka, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Chicago, Honolulu, San Diego, New York, Skagway, Albuquerque, Dallas, Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, Miami, Corpus Christi, Houston, New Orleans, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Santa Fe, San Francisco, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Detroit and Fort Lauderdale 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 Adirondacks, Mount Rainier National Park, Route 66, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yellowstone National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the California coastline, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, rodeos, the Appalachians, Glacier Bay National Park, the Florida Keys, Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, Mount Rushmore, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the wild west town of Tombstone and the Ozarks.
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. Whether you travel America for business or pleasure, enjoy your journey.
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