Mecca CA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Mecca California United States of America. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of California. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of California. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Mecca California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Myths, Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends and Folklore in California
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 ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; 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 spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; 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 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 bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; and the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
Cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; 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 spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; 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 many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; and 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), are more weird folklore associated with California.
The ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; 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; and the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, are yet more strange folktales of California.
National Parks, State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests and Refuges in California
Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; 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; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Ano Nuevo State Park; Kings Canyon National Park; Point Reyes National Seashore; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman; the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; Joshua Tree National Park; and Piedras Blancas, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges 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. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Sitka, Santa Fe, Savannah, New Orleans, New York, Kansas City, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Anchorage, Detroit, Corpus Christi, St Louis, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Skagway, Boston, Fairbanks, Sacramento, Honolulu, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Juneau and San Diego 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 California coastline, rodeos, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Ozarks, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rushmore, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Bryce Canyon, Route 66, the Appalachians, the Florida Keys, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rainier National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, Yellowstone National Park and Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park.
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. Happy travelling!
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