Except for the addition of a cellphone tower, the exterior of the El Cortez, with its old-style signage, looks much like it did 75 years ago.(El Cortez) It’s party time for yet another long-standing Las Vegas hotel. Mount Hope Cemetery extended visitor hours to accommodate all who want to say thanks to the women’s rights icon.Following Caesars Palace’s 50th anniversary this summer, the El Cortez is marking an even-bigger milestone – 75 years – this week. Lines formed Tuesday as people placed "I Voted" stickers at the site. The grave has been decorated with ‘I Voted’ stickers, American flags and yellow roses, a women’s suffrage movement symbol.Built for just 5,000, the El Cortez filled a full city block when it opened on Nov. Read more People began gathering Monday at the grave of women's suffragist leader Susan B. (Tina Macintyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle/Associated Press) Your local polling place isn’t the only location where you’ll encounter lines on election day. Read more Get into training this winter on the Alaska Railroad with a Winter Escape Getaway, offered now through mid-May.The sprawling resort, a five-hour drive from Los Angeles, is marking its season debut with lift tickets (ages 13-to-22 are ).On Friday, military veterans ski free in honor of Veterans Day.The snowy train trips are a result of expanded service at Christmas and New Year’s, as well as in February and March.
Read more Amtrak is adding extra trains along many California routes to handle the Thanksgiving crush.Mammoth Mountain opens Thursday, with top-to-bottom skiing, courtesy of generous early-season snows.The forecast calls for clear skies with temperatures in the 60s.Read more Except for the addition of a cellphone tower, the exterior of the El Cortez, with its old-style signage, looks much like it did 75 years ago.
The downtown Las Vegas hotel helped put the “sin” in Sin City when mobsters purchased it in 1945.But travelers on its Pacific Surfliner service between San Luis Obispo and San Diego need to know that reservations will be required over the holiday weekend. 23 (the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) through Nov.