Unique Travel Destinations for the 2017 Solar Eclipse
A total solar eclipse is all set to pass across the USA from Oregon to the South Carolina on the 21st August 2017. The sky gazers and the astronomy enthusiasts are all counting days for the rare event to take place. Most of the hotels and campsites in places that are experiencing total solar eclipse are all reserved. People across the USA are planning to travel to various spots on the centerline from where they could view the solar eclipse better. The Great American Solar Eclipse has now become a reason for national celebration.
As the total solar eclipse is supposed to be occurring on a Monday, many astronomy aficionados and fun lovers are planning long weekends at places close to the centerline. Some cities and towns that are close to the centerline are all gearing up for the special event as they are expecting a huge influx of tourists who are interested in indulging in a day’s drive for enjoying the total solar eclipse experience. Many of you are planning a night stopover at a place, a short distance away from an eclipse-viewing hot-spot that lies within the path of totality.
Several packages are being offered for some creative activities and rafting trips to be close to the action area. Here are some of the opportunities you could grab to enjoy and celebrate the rare natural phenomenon that has caught the imagination and fancy of an entire nation.
Go to Idaho for Salmon River Rafting
A reputed adventure travel company, the Mountain Travel Sobek, has come up with a never before opportunity to view the Great American Solar eclipse from a river. All adventurous rafters could avail the offer of the Salmon River Adventure and enjoy the glorious cosmic moments from the river. You could go river rafting. The added bonus would be the mesmerizing solar eclipse viewing experience. Mountain Travel Sobek offers a six-day adventure trip and you could be at the Tappan Falls on August 21st morning to be along the path for viewing the total solar eclipse 2017.
Visit St. Joseph & Stay at One of the Missouri Campgrounds & Hotels
The total eclipse of the sun would be taking place at exactly 1:06 pm CDT. This is supposed to be among the longest few in the USA and would be of 2 min and 38 sec duration. St. Joseph is gearing up for the fantastic event and there are great plans for exhibitions and parties to make this rare natural phenomenon truly memorable.
Go to Jackson County in North Carolina
There are four towns in this county that are falling in the path and so there is huge anticipation and people are all geared up for fun and merriment on the big occasion. The celebrations include music, food, entertainment, and interesting solar panel discussions just before totality that is expected to take place at 2.35 p.m.
Most of the hot favorite spots are all booked up well ahead of the event. We have discussed some of the places that may still have some scope for you to get a hotel or campsite booking. Act fast before it is too late. Do not miss the golden opportunity of catching a glimpse of the spectacular solar eclipse 2017.
Andrew Thompson is a senior interior decorator working with a property development company that has executed a number of prestigious residential projects in Prabhadevi, Mumbai.