Bodega Bay CA hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Bodega Bay California USA. Ghostsafari travel tips and hints. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of California. California folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings.
Ghostsafari wishes you a comfortable stay in your Bodega Bay California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana and the Grand Hyatt Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
National Parks, State Forests, National Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in California
Kings Canyon National Park; 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; Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman; the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Ano Nuevo State Park; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; Joshua Tree National Park; Point Reyes National Seashore; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Piedras Blancas; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; and Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Folklore, Monsters and Legends in California
The ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; and the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
Cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; 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; and the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; 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; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; and the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; 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 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 spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; 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 spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; 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 ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco, are yet more strange folktales of California.
So you want to see America. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Miami, Kansas City, Boston, San Diego, Sitka, Fairbanks, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Savannah, Lake Tahoe, Dallas, Anchorage, Washington DC, Skagway, Sacramento, Juneau, Seattle, Corpus Christi, New York, Minneapolis, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Honolulu, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Houston, Atlanta and St Louis 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 Okefenokee Swamp, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, the Disney resorts, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, the Everglades, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks and Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa.
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 hope that you found today's Ghostsafari tip useful.
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