About the Eclipse
The total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 marks an historic event for the US population. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the Earth and the sun such that the moon partially or completely blocks the sun’s position in the sky. This causes the moon to cast a shadow across parts of the Earth. This is a common event from a global perspective, but to witness one in your location is extremely rare!
On August 21, a total eclipse will pass over 14 states as it sweeps across the country. The US hasn’t experienced a major total eclipse like this since 1918 and won’t again until 2045! You won't want to miss it.
How to Prepare
Prepare carefully! The path of totality is narrow. Viewers outside of the path will still be able to witness a partial eclipse, but you’ll need to be inside the path to watch the moon cover the sun completely (this is called “totality.”) If you don’t live near the path of the shadow, we’ve gathered a list of hotels for you to travel to that are located in or close to the eclipse’s totality shadow. Book now… Rooms are filling up quickly!
If you plan to stay outside of the path, make plans to drive to a location under the shadow to experience totality. We recommend downloading the Totality app (only available for iPhone at this time) or the Eclipse2017 app (for iPhone and Android) to check your location for local start and end times.
Popular Viewing Destinations
The eclipse’s path of totality will touch 14 states, but many popular destinations are already fully booked. Here’s our choice of popular locations along the path of this summer’s eclipse. Click through to see available hotels in each city: