Heartland FL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Heartland Florida United States of America. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Florida. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Florida.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Heartland Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau and the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
The romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Sanibel Island; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Gatorland; Pensacola; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; St Petersburg; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; and Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park, are among the attractions of Florida.
Monsters, Ghosts, Legends, Scary Stories, Folklore and Myths in Florida
The toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; unexplained phenomena at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami (ghostly events are associated with the fact that the hotel was used as a soldiers' hospital during WW2); the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; and the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; spirits of the Agustin Inn in the St Augustine Historic District, including a man in white, who walks through walls and who may also be the ghostly Chiles who "goes bump in the night"; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; and the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The numerous ghosts of the Cassadaga Hotel, Cassadaga, which embraces its phantom guests and usually has a professional psychic on hand (spectres include girls Katlin and Sarah, Gentleman Jack with his trademark cigar and a rather naughty ghost called Arthur); sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; unusual hauntings of a Victorian guesthouse, Artist House, in Key West (the turret is said to be haunted, both by Anne, the wife of artist and author Robert Eugene "Gene" Otto and by the malevolent spirit of a sailor doll, also called Robert - the "possessed" doll itself is sometimes displayed in the Fort East Martello Museum or at the Old Post Office and Customhouse and is claimed to be the inpiration for the Chucky movies); and the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the thoroughfare popularly called Bloody Bucket Road and the similarly prefixed bridge and woods in Wauchula where, at night, blood appears in the water below the bridge and the sound of crying babies is heard from the woods (a murderous midwife is said to have been haunted by a bucket that supernaturally filled with the blood of her victims, which she tried to pour out at the bridge); the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and the gash-throated phantom of Luc Simone Aury that haunts the area outsde of the Amelia Island Museum of History, formerly the Old Jail where he was hanged, in Fernandina Beach (his attempt at suicide failed and his throat was stitched by a surgeon but the long drop of the gallows caused his wound to open and shower the horrified spectators with blood - Aury couldn't have planned it better if he had tried!), are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
America has some of the best facilities for travellers in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Chicago, Juneau, New York, Sitka, Dallas, Savannah, Minneapolis, Atlantic City, San Diego, Washington DC, Skagway, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Kansas City, New Orleans, Fairbanks, Albuquerque, Anchorage, Las Vegas, Miami, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Indianapolis, Corpus Christi, Santa Fe, 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 Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, Route 66, Glacier Bay National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Disney resorts, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, the Adirondacks, Mount Rushmore, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the wild west town of Tombstone, Bryce Canyon and the Arctic wilderness of Alaska.
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. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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