Best Places to Spot the Solar Eclipse

Are you ready for the Great North American Eclipse? An eclipse occurs when a planet, a moon, and a star line up in a specific way. During a total solar eclipse the moon completely blocks out the sun, briefly turning day into night. It is an amazing phenomenon to experience! You just have to be in the right place to experience the celestial event.

On Monday April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will pass over the United States, following a path of totality across 13 states. It enters the United States in Texas, and will travel through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Residents in certain areas of Tennessee and Michigan will also experience the total solar eclipse. 

There’s plenty of time for you to plan your solar eclipse viewing party! Keep reading as we divulge the best places to spot the solar eclipse…



April 8 will be the first time since 1806 that Ohio will be the site of a total solar eclipse. Where are the best places to spot the solar eclipse in Ohio? Keep reading to find out!

Warren County

Warren County, Ohio is a great place for the whole family to view the total solar eclipse. Located just off Interstates 71 and 75, Warren County is easily accessible by car. After the solar eclipse, families can take advantage of Ohio’s Largest Playground by visiting the indoor waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge or by bouncing around at Altitude Trampoline Park.

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If you are looking for an affordable and inviting location to experience the total solar eclipse then look no further than Streetsboro, Ohio! Streetsboro is easily accessible, located just minutes away from Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown. Visitors can enjoy the eclipse and then dine at one of the 50+ family friendly restaurants. For even more fun, visitors can choose from more than 60 nearby attractions including TimberBeast Axe Throwing, Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum.

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New Hampshire is one of the 13 states that will experience the totality of the Great North American Solar Eclipse. All of New Hampshire will experience the eclipse, with some areas experiencing totality and other areas experiencing about 95% totality. 

Are you wondering where you should enjoy the eclipse in New Hampshire? We’ve got your answer below!

White Mountains

New Hampshire’s White Mountains are one of New England’s most popular destinations. Home to the northeast’s highest peak, Mount Washington, the White Mountains offer breathtaking waterfalls and unlimited recreational opportunities. During the eclipse visitors can take advantage of all the White Mountains have to offer by enjoying a viewing party at one of the many lodging opportunities. Take advantage of offers such as:

  • Eastern Slope Inn is offering packages during the eclipse that include an Eastern Slope Inn eclipse-branded bottle of wine from the White Mountain Winery, half-moon cookies from Mystic Sugar Bakery, and viewing glasses. 
  • Snowvillage Inn’s viewing party package includes a two-night stay with breakfast each morning. During the eclipse, guests can share in the experience with souvenir glasses and appetizers and drinks on the lawn.
  • White Mountain Hotel & Resort’s viewing package offers dinner and breakfast with two nights accommodation. Guests will also be greeted with a Solar Eclipse 2024 gift bag and are invited to attend a special Eclipse Viewing Party that includes appetizers, a specialty cocktail or mocktail, special viewing glasses, and local entertainment. 

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New York

New York

The total solar eclipse will cut a 124-mile path across New York. New York offers countless destinations to experience the magic of the eclipse. Our top picks are described below.

Adirondack Coast

The Adirondack Coast is where Lake Champlain meets the Adirondacks. Spring in the Adirondack Coast is lovely, with warmer temperatures and the smell of maple in the air. This year, it will be even better with the total solar eclipse. Plattsburgh will be on the path of totality and will plunge into total darkness for nearly four minutes—one of the longest stretches of any other New York stop! 

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Niagara Falls

Did you know you can immerse yourself in the celestial experience of the total solar eclipse while surrounded by the roaring waters of Niagara Falls? Niagara Falls promises an elevated viewing experience. Visitors to the falls will have the chance to watch the perpetual rainbow above the falls change in color from rainbow to pink! Visitors who arrive on the days before the event can learn more about the total solar eclipse from NASA. NASA will be providing free exhibits throughout the area. 

We recommend that visitors travel by rail for their trip because Amtrak makes it so easy to visit New York’s side of Niagara Falls. Visitors can either take Amtrak’s Maple Leaf or Empire Service lines to reach the Greater Niagara region. Plan a better trip and request your free New York By Rail guide today!

Chautauqua County

Chautauqua County is home to five magnificent lakes including Chautauqua Lake and Lake Erie. Visitors to Chautauqua Lake can take in the total solar eclipse at the Solar Eclipse Spectacular at the Chautauqua Golf Club. The celebration will provide eclipse viewing classes and offer eclipse-themed food as well as tasty libations.

Visitors who prefer to experience the Great North American Eclipse alongside a Great Lake will be delighted in their choice of shoreline and parks along Lake Erie. Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic for a cozy viewing experience.

Chautauqua County is also home to more than 20 wineries which make up Lake Erie Wine Country. Visitors can relax, sip, savor, and then toast the eclipse with award-winning wines from some of the best wineries in the region!

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Cayuga County

Cayuga County has so much to offer during the total solar eclipse. With ample wide-open spaces it is an ideal viewing destination. Cayuga County also has a variety of special eclipse events to choose from, including the following: 

  • Solar Eclipse Planetarium Show at the Southern Cayuga Planetarium
  • Solar Eclipse Weekend at the Cayuga Museum
  • First Friday – Cosmic Jazz & Solar Eclipse at the Equal Rights Heritage Center
  • 1920’s Themed Eclipse Party Fundraiser at the Cayuga Museum of History and Art & Case Research Lab
  • STEAM Fair at the Cayuga Museum of History and Art & Case Research Lab
  • Totality Fest 2024 at Colloca Estate Winery 
  • Stellar Day in Sterling at the Sterling Nature Center
  • Solar Eclipse Events at Fair Haven Beach State Park 
  • Solar Eclipse Event at the Conquest Recreation Field
  • “Where were you when the lights went out?” Solar Eclipse Party at Izzo’s Winery
  • Viewing Party in Red Creek
  • Falcon Park Eclipse Fest in Auburn

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