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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Miami Shores Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; St Petersburg; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Gatorland; 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 Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Sanibel Island; Pensacola; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; and wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea, are among the attractions of Florida.
Monsters, Myths, Folklore, Scary Stories, Ghosts and Legends in Florida
The White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; 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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; 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); the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
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 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); the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; and the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
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 ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; and hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; 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.
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 Skagway, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Sitka, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlantic City, Atlanta, Savannah, San Diego, Sacramento, Detroit, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Miami, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Juneau, Anchorage, Corpus Christi, Boston, Washington DC, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, San Francisco, New York and St Louis. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Glacier Bay National Park, rodeos, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, the California coastline, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Ozarks, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount Rushmore, the Everglades, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Route 66, Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, the Florida Keys, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii and the Grand Canyon are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.
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