Strawberry CA hotels. Search for hotels in Strawberry California USA. California cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. California national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Strawberry California hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau and the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Folklore, Myths, Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends and Ghosts in California
The ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; 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); 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 many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; 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 haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; and the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
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; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; 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 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; and the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; and the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim, are more weird folklore associated with California.
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 reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; and the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests, are yet more strange folktales of California.
State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Forests, National Parks and Refuges in California
Joshua Tree National Park; the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Ano Nuevo State Park; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; Kings Canyon National Park; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; 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; Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman; Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; Point Reyes National Seashore; Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; and Piedras Blancas, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Salt Lake City, Seattle, Honolulu, New York, Kansas City, Boston, Los Angeles, Corpus Christi, Skagway, Sitka, Fort Lauderdale, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Phoenix, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Albuquerque, Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City, San Diego, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Atlanta, Savannah, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Houston, Juneau, St Louis, Miami, Dallas, Sacramento, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia 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 Bryce Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, the Disney resorts, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Appalachians, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Ozarks, Route 66, Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Niagara Falls, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, the Okefenokee Swamp and the Adirondacks.
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. Travel safely and happily.
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