As a Vegas lover, these pictures are just awkward. Since moving to Florida, I don’t get to visit as often as I did when I lived in California. The city has such a magic and energy. Seeing these photos tonight just stunned me. They’re sad. Life has changed for all of us. Vegas has had its dark times these past few years. I look forward to another comeback.
The area in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, where tourists often line up to take photos, is shown empty as most businesses in the area are closed as a result of the statewide shutdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus across the United States on March 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Friday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a mandatory shutdown of most nonessential businesses in the state until April 16 to help combat the spread of the virus.
The marquees at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Park MGM and the Aria Resort & Casino.
The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino is shown blocked off as businesses remain closed.
The shuttered A Little White Chapel on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Most of the exterior building lights at Bellagio Resort & Casino are turned off.
Ana Gabriel-Ramos cleans a pedestrian overpass at Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.
The closed Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino and Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel at the Fremont Street Experience and its Viva Vision canopy attraction blocked off.
A marquee at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino displays a message above escalators that are blocked off.
Flamingo Las Vegas.
Shuttered Flamingo Las Vegas.
An exterior view shows The Forum Shops at Caesars as parts of the Las Vegas Strip go dark as a result of the statewide shutdown.
The closed Evel Pie restaurant in the Fremont East Entertainment District.
Baggage claim area at McCarran International Airport display welcome signs and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on protection from the coronavirus on March 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Tuesday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a statewide closure of all nonessential businesses, including all hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, for at least 30 days to help combat the spread of the virus.
Entrance at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino.
Baggage claim area at McCarran International Airport.
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department vehicle is parked at Paris Las Vegas as parts of the Las Vegas Strip go dark.
The entrance to the A and B gates at McCarran International Airport.
A sign at Little Darlings Las Vegas strip club advertises "drive-thru lap dances" despite a 30-day shutdown of nonessential businesses.
An entrance to The Mirage Hotel & Casino is blocked off.
Most of the exterior building lights at Paris Las Vegas, including on its 50-story replica Eiffel Tower, are turned off .
A health and safety sign is shown in a gaming area at the shuttered Flamingo Las Vegas.
The check-in area for American Airlines.
A gaming area with slot machines is blocked off at McCarran International Airport.
An entrance to the shuttered Paris Las Vegas is blocked off.
Lights at Bellagio Resort & Casino are turned off as parts of the Las Vegas Strip go dark.
An empty walkway connecting McCarran International Airport to a parking garage.
Empty baggage claim area at McCarran International Airport.
Most of the exterior building lights at Bellagio Resort & Casino, shown to the left of Caesars Palace, are turned off.
Las Vegas Strip near Caesars Palace shows light vehicle and pedestrian traffic.