South El Monte CA hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in South El Monte California United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of California. California fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your South El Monte California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Claridge's in London, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China and the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Myths, Monsters, Folklore, Legends, Scary Stories and Ghosts in California
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 reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; and the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; 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); 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 blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; 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 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; 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; and the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; 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; 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 parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; 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; and the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz, are yet more strange folktales of California.
National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests and Refuges in California
Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; 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; Kings Canyon National Park; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; Joshua Tree National Park; Piedras Blancas; the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman; Point Reyes National Seashore; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; and Ano Nuevo State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. 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 Savannah, Boston, Kansas City, New York, New Orleans, San Diego, Fairbanks, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Sacramento, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Skagway, Miami, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Dallas, Las Vegas, Chicago, Sitka, Atlanta, St Louis, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Atlantic City, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Juneau, Albuquerque, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, Corpus Christi, Houston, Washington DC and Anchorage. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, the Everglades, rodeos, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Route 66, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Florida Keys, the California coastline, the Okefenokee Swamp, Niagara Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska and Yosemite National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Whether you travel America for business or pleasure, enjoy your journey.
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