Watsonville CA hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Watsonville California USA. California national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of California.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Watsonville California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Queen Mary in Long Beach and the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
National Forests, State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in California
Point Reyes National Seashore; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Joshua Tree National Park; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; 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; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; Piedras Blancas; Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; Ano Nuevo State Park; and Kings Canyon National Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts, Legends and Myths in California
The haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; 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 haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; 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 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 the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets, 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; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; 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; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; and the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain, 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 beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; and the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes, 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 many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; 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 Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; 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 ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; and Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery, are yet more strange folktales of California.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Albuquerque, Lake Tahoe, Detroit, Skagway, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Francisco, Philadelphia, St Louis, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Savannah, Boston, Sacramento, Santa Fe, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Miami, Juneau, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlantic City, Washington DC, Seattle, San Diego, Honolulu, Anchorage, Indianapolis, Fairbanks, Sitka, Houston, New York and Corpus Christi. 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 wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, rodeos, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, Mount Rushmore, Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, Route 66, Glacier Bay National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Ozarks, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Appalachians, the Everglades, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.
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