Las Vegas: Caesars Palace Turns 50

Caesars Palace 50th Anniversary GalaShowgirls in towering feather headdresses danced in the aisles as a drum corps marched across Caesars Palace’ massive Octavius Ballroom.

Long Beach: The Queen Mary; Haunted Hotel

Ghost - The Queen MaryOnce the largest passenger ship in the world, the stately Queen Mary retired from cruising in 1967, becoming a permanently-docked hotel in Southern California’s Long Beach Harbor near Los Angeles.

Nantucket: Ships Inn; Haunted Hotel

Ships Inn - HallwayThis historic, romantic Bed & Breakfast didn’t feel the least bit haunted when I arrived by ferry from Cape Cod on a perfect summer day.

Estes Park: The Stanley Hotel; Haunted Hotel

Stanley HotelThis picturesque 106-year-old grand hotel 7,500 feet above sea level at the entrance to Colorado‘s majestic Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most beautiful – and infamous — of the illustrious Historic Hotels of America.

Mt Hood: The Timberline Lodge; Haunted Hotel

Timberline LodgeHeeeeerrrre’s the Shining hotel! When film director Stanley Kubrick was looking for the perfect stand-in for the fictional Overlook Hotel, this unique 1930s ski lodge on top of Oregon’s Mt.