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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Toano Virginia hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Claridge's in London, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar and the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Virginia
Historic Lexington; Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond; Colonial Williamsburg; Busch Gardens amusement park; Shenandoah National Park with its famous Skyline Drive; the historic Woodlawn Plantation; the Richmond Canal Walk; Mount Vernon, the Palladian home of George and Martha Washington; the scenic wildernesses of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains; the many attractions of Virginia Beach, including the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson; Arlington National Cemetery; Manassas National Battlefield Park; and the Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark, are among the attractions of Virginia.
Folklore, Myths, Legends, Ghosts, Monsters and Scary Stories in Virginia
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; the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; 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 magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; and the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
The Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; 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; 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 hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; 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; 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 other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Washington DC, Chicago, Anchorage, Albuquerque, Lake Tahoe, St Louis, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego, Indianapolis, Atlantic City, New Orleans, Detroit, Houston, Philadelphia, Juneau, Boston, Fairbanks, Skagway, Honolulu, Sitka, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Miami, Sacramento, Savannah, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, Corpus Christi, New York and Phoenix 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 Appalachians, the Grand Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Everglades, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, the Adirondacks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, rodeos, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, Yosemite National Park and Route 66.
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 at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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