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Want to be an Eclipse Chaser? Your Guide to 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses

By Mer Norwood

Eclipse chasers are excited for the eclipse event happening in 2024. Save the date: April 8, 2024, is when the Total Solar Eclipse occurs. If you’re a new eclipse chaser and want to make a vacation chasing eclipses, this guide is for you.


What is a total solar eclipse?

According to NASA, “A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun”. As a result, the sky will darken, as if it were dawn or dusk. The last total solar eclipse happened around 5 years ago, and this time, it is definitely worth eclipse chasing.


When is the next total solar eclipse?

The next total solar eclipse occurs on April 8, 2024.


Where can I see the total solar eclipse?

Below is a list of locations you can see the total solar eclipse.


Dallas, Texas

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and it’s no surprise that Dallas is home to the Dallas Cowboys, the nation’s largest arts district, and a multitude of Texas bbq hot spots.

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Lake Dallas Inn & Suites


Paducah, Kentucky

As a UNESCO designated Creative City and known as Quilt City USA®, Paducah, Kentucky is a hidden gem that will surprise and delight you.

Book your stay at Best Western Paducah Inn.


Evansville, Indiana

Head to the Mesker Park Zoo when you’re in Evansville, Indiana – the oldest and largest zoo in Indiana.

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Ownsboro.


Cleveland, Ohio

From eating your way through Cleveland’s Little Italy to riding a thrilling roller coaster at Cedar Park Amusement Park, Cleveland, Ohio has fun for every taste and interest.

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Mentor-Cleveland Northeast.


Buffalo, New York

Embrace arts in culture in Buffalo, New York. Visit Niagara Falls from the New York side, and make a visit to the Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, and Buffalo AKG Art Museum, too.

Book your stay at Best Western On The Avenue.


Oswego, New York

Enjoy maritime culture in Oswego, New York, with the beautiful Lake Ontario as a must-visit attraction. Explore the lakefront at Brietback Park, visit the West Pierhead Lighthouse, or pick up fresh product at Ontario Orchards.

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Oswego Hotel and Convention Center.


Penn Yan, New York

If you’re a wine lover, you’ll love Penn Yan, New York. Sip and savor the flavors of wine on the Keuka and Seneca Lake Wine Trails, which includes multiple wineries and vineyards right in the Finger Lakes.

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Vineyard Inn & Suites.


Burlington, Vermont

Spend a leisurely day enjoying the outdoors at Church Street Marketplace and the Burlington Farmers Market.

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn & Conference Center.


Waterbury, Vermont

Stroll Waterbury’s charming Historic District, filled with adorable shops and historic architecture, explore scenic state parks – like Little River State Park, or grab a cone at the close-by, fun-filled Ben & Jerry’s Factory.

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe.


Lancaster, New Hampshire

Hop aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway, the world’s first mountain climbing cog railway, right in Lancaster, New Hampshire.

Book your stay at Woodwards White Mountain Resort, BW Signature Collection. 


Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Hot Springs National Park’s mineral spring waters attracts people from all walks of life. Stroll “Bathhouse Row” and pop into Superior Bathhouse Brewery, a converted bathhouse turned beer hall for a brew and lunch.

Book your stay at Best Western Winners Circle.


Monticello, Illinois

Centrally located by East Central Illinois communities like Champaign and Decatur, plus close by to the beautiful Allerton Park, a 2,000 acre forest, and Registered Natural Landmark, enjoy your stay wherever you choose to go.

Book your stay at Best Western Monticello Gateway Inn.


Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine is the gateway to Acadia National Park, one of the most population National Parks in the country. Enjoy the shoreline on Ocean Drive and discover a light house or two in the 49,000 acres of Acadia National Park.

Book your stay at Best Western Acadia Park Inn.


Woodhaven, Michigan

Spend a night by Lake Erie to wake up to a boat trip or support your favorite Detroit sports team, from the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons or Red Wings at the nearby stadiums.

Book your stay at Best Western Woodhaven Inn.


St. Louis, Missouri

Located minutes from Downtown St. Louis, the St. Louis Arch, St. Louis Zoo, and St. Louis Science Center, your stay is your gateway to all things St. Louis.

Book your stay at Aviator Hotel & Suites South I-55, BW Signature Collection.


Madill, Oklahoma

Conveniently located a few miles away from Lake Texoma and Chickasaw Point Golf Club, enjoy a relaxing escape golfing, fishing, and boating. Also located near the border of Oklahoma and Texas, enjoy the value of being by two states during your stay.

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Sand Bass Inn & Suites.


Fredericton, New Brunswick

While the capital of New Brunswick boasts night markets and music festivals during the summer, yearlong you can hop the Taproom Trail. The Fredericton Capital Region has one of the most taprooms per capita in Canada, with one taproom per 5,400 people.

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Fredericton Hotel & Suites.


Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario is home to seven out of Canada’s nine national museums. After getting your arts and culture fix, head over to the delicious, iconic ByWard Market, one of Canada’s oldest farmers’ markets.

Book your stay at GLō Best Western Kanata Ottawa West.


Montreal, Quebec

Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles (Place-des-Arts) neighborhood, you are conveniently steps away from Old Montreal, Chinatown, and the Quartier Latin neighborhoods – exciting neighborhoods that will give you a true taste of Montreal.

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Hotel Montreal.

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