Freedom CA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Freedom California United States of America. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. California attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of California.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Freedom California hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai and the Mandarin Oriental Macau. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
State Parks, National Forests, National Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in California
Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; Kings Canyon National Park; Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman; Piedras Blancas; Ano Nuevo State Park; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; 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; Point Reyes National Seashore; and Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends, Myths, Ghosts and Folklore in California
The spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; and Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; 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 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 spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; 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 spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; 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 ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; and Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery, 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); Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; 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 spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; and the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Salt Lake City, Sitka, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Fairbanks, Sacramento, Detroit, Seattle, Phoenix, Chicago, Washington DC, Skagway, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Miami, San Francisco, New Orleans, San Diego, Santa Fe, Savannah, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Anchorage, Juneau, New York, Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Honolulu, Atlanta, St Louis, Houston and Dallas. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Appalachians, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rushmore, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, Route 66, the Ozarks, the Okefenokee Swamp and Glacier Bay National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Good luck on your travels.
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