This weekend we arrived in Las Vegas to find the entire strip was closed down, as well as most of the feeder roads. It took over 90 minutes to get from the airport to our hotel (Treasure Island). It was very frustrating. I saw emergency vehicles stuck in traffic as well, I hope no one suffered because of the marathon induced gridlock. I am shocked that las vegas city council thinks this is a good idea: Shut down the roads that provide transportation for the most important revenue source in the city. Why not hold this race out at red rock or someplace???? I could go on but I will hold my tongue Anyway, enough of the complaining, my question is: How to avoid this in the future? Is there a good website that tracks when the worst times to visit are (due to events like this)? PS: Is this the right thread for this?