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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen South Beaches California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai 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 California
The killer whales, dolphins and other creatures of Sea World in San Diego; San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge; the magnificent scenery of the Big Sur coastal drive, from which sea life such as blue whales are sometimes seen; the almost mythical suburbs of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills; the Danish architecture and culture of Solvang; Lake Tahoe (the Nevada shore of which was occupied by the fictional Ponderosa Ranch), still offering both winter and summer sports; Santa Barbara, the Californian Riviera; the magical movie studios of Hollywood; the original Disneyland in Anaheim; the human spectacle of Venice Beach; the state capital, Sacramento; Dante's View over the scorching Death Valley; the notorious Alcatraz Prison; the resort of Palm Springs; and San Diego's world famous zoo, are among the attractions of California.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Monsters, Legends, Myths and Ghosts in California
The sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; 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 ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, 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; and cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; 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; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; and the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain, are more weird folklore associated with California.
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; 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); Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; and the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier, are yet more strange folktales of California.
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. New Orleans, Sacramento, Atlantic City, Savannah, New York, Las Vegas, Juneau, Chicago, Skagway, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St Louis, Seattle, Kansas City, Sitka, Fairbanks, Detroit, Minneapolis, Anchorage, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Lake Tahoe, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Honolulu, Dallas, Boston, Corpus Christi, Fort Lauderdale, Houston 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 Disney resorts, Yellowstone National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Ozarks, rodeos, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Route 66, the Adirondacks, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, the Appalachians, the California coastline, Glacier Bay National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii and Bryce Canyon.
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. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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