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Wednesday Travel Ticker: Vegas addition ready for takeoff

June 27, 2012|By Chris Erskine
  • A construction crew at Terminal 3 at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas: Flights out of the new 14-gate addition begin today.
A construction crew at Terminal 3 at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas: Flights… (Associated Press )

McCarran Airport in Las Vegas opens its newly expanded Terminal 3 today (Wednesday), a 14-gate addition that took six years. By the end of the summer, “T3” will house nearly two dozen international and domestic air carriers . . . . Heading to Tahoe? To catch the busy live-music scene, check out www.TahoeHighNotes.com, which covers free events and ticketed performances in north Lake Tahoe. Up Friday, surf guitar legend Dick Dale, at the Crystal Bay Club . . . .  Squaw Valley hosts free outdoor movie nights every Thursday in July and August. Movies start at 8:30 p.m. in the Events Plaza in the Village at Squaw Valley . . . . The Tahoe Rim Trail Assn. is hosting a free guided hike Thursday, sponsored by Deuter Backpacks and Tahoe Mountain Sports. The 6.5-mile trek has guests testing new packs of all shapes and sizes from small, light hydration haulers to dependable daypacks to expedition-size packs. The hike starts at the Mt. Rose trailhead, which is located off Highway 431 near Incline Village. Click herefor details  . . . . Closer to home, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. presents two evenings of music,July 13 and 27. The first program is classic rock, blues and pop, the second night features world music from Ireland, France and Africa, among others. Tickets (323) 644-6042 or online at http://www.lazoo.org . . . . Park Hyatt Aviara is marking the start of the Del Mar racing season in July with lodging and turf club packages at $395 per night. Info, click here . . . . Yellowstone National Park  is “Fall Wolf & Elk Discovery,” in four-night programs starting Aug. 23 and lasting through late autumn. Info, click here. . . . Legoland is holding a stroller parade competition July 4, along with lawn games and musical performances and a fireworks display.  Travel quote of the day: ”Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.” (John Gunther)

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