Taft CA hotels. Look for your hotels in Taft California USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of California. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of California. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Taft California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in California
Piedras Blancas; Ano Nuevo State Park; Kings Canyon National Park; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; Joshua Tree National Park; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; Point Reyes National Seashore; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; 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; and 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, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths and Legends in California
The ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; 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 ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; and Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; 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 bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; 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; the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; and 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), are more weird folklore associated with California.
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 spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; and the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Almost everyone wants to travel in the USA. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Atlanta, Sitka, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston, Salt Lake City, Anchorage, New York, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Santa Fe, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, St Louis, Juneau, Detroit, Atlantic City, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Savannah, Fairbanks, San Diego, Las Vegas, Skagway, Washington DC, Corpus Christi, Honolulu and Kansas City. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as The Ozarks, Glacier Bay National Park, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Route 66, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rushmore, Bryce Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, the Everglades, the California coastline, the Florida Keys, Yellowstone National Park and rodeos. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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