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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Los Banos California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong and the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune). are internationally renowned hotels.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in California
Lake Tahoe (the Nevada shore of which was occupied by the fictional Ponderosa Ranch), still offering both winter and summer sports; San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge; the almost mythical suburbs of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills; Santa Barbara, the Californian Riviera; the resort of Palm Springs; San Diego's world famous zoo; the state capital, Sacramento; the human spectacle of Venice Beach; the magnificent scenery of the Big Sur coastal drive, from which sea life such as blue whales are sometimes seen; the original Disneyland in Anaheim; Dante's View over the scorching Death Valley; the notorious Alcatraz Prison; the magical movie studios of Hollywood; the Danish architecture and culture of Solvang; and the killer whales, dolphins and other creatures of Sea World in San Diego, are among the attractions of California.
Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths, Legends, Monsters and Folklore in California
The ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; and the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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); the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; 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 ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; and the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; 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 phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; 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 haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; and the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child, are yet more strange folktales of California.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Houston, Dallas, Honolulu, Anchorage, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, New Orleans, New York, Albuquerque, Savannah, Santa Fe, Boston, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, St Louis, Corpus Christi, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, Sitka, Skagway, Detroit, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Atlantic City, Sacramento and Juneau you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The Everglades, the Appalachians, the Florida Keys, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, Niagara Falls, the California coastline, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Route 66, Bryce Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and the Okefenokee Swamp. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics.
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