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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Newport News Area Virginia hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio and the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Virginia

    Busch Gardens amusement park; Arlington National Cemetery; Shenandoah National Park with its famous Skyline Drive; the Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark; the scenic wildernesses of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains; historic Lexington; Manassas National Battlefield Park; the many attractions of Virginia Beach, including the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond; Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson; Mount Vernon, the Palladian home of George and Martha Washington; the historic Woodlawn Plantation; Colonial Williamsburg; and the Richmond Canal Walk, are among the attractions of Virginia.

    Myths, Ghosts, Monsters, Legends, Folklore and Scary Stories in Virginia

    Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; spirits of the historic and very haunted Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, including a phantom cat and a spectral former employee who tells people that there are ghosts on the higher floors; mysteries of the Great Dismal Swamp, including a spectral raft with two occupants, illuminated by a bottle of fireflies, on Lake Drummond (the occupants are the ghosts of a man who went mad with grief and that of his lover, whose spirit the man desperately sought in the swamp); the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; and spooky tales of the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, haunted by ghostly foosteps and two Confederate soldiers who sit and converse under a tree, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.

    The phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; hauntings of Woodlawn Plantation, Mount Vernon, including the beautiful and fragrant ghost of Eleanor "Nelly" Custis (near the boxwood trees) and the well in the gift shop that may be a portal to another world; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; spooky goings on in the Martha Washington Inn and Spa, Abingdon, including Civil War bloodstains appearing on new carpets and a phantom woman seeking her lover; the creation, by the Great Spirit, of the Natural Bridge over Cedar Creek, Rockbridge County, for the benefit of the Monacan tribe (their women and children escaped across the bridge while their menfolk were able to defend the narrow path from a larger number of Powhatan warriors); the hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; and the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.



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    You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Chicago, Las Vegas, Honolulu, New Orleans, Skagway, Boston, Salt Lake City, Sitka, Fairbanks, Indianapolis, Albuquerque, St Louis, Detroit, Lake Tahoe, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, Houston, Phoenix, Washington DC, Sacramento, San Diego, Corpus Christi, Seattle, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Anchorage, San Francisco, Savannah, Philadelphia, Juneau, Kansas City, Miami, Dallas and Atlantic City 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 Florida Keys, the California coastline, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, the Everglades, Yosemite National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Bryce Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park and the Disney resorts.

    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 hope that you found today's Camelopard tip useful.

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