Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Where People are Traveling to See the Solar Eclipse

If you haven’t already heard, there’s going to be a total eclipse of the sun on August 21.

If you plan properly, you can be in a perfect position to catch it.

In fact, 81 percent of the U.S. population lives within 600 miles of the path of the eclipse.

It’s actually a 70-mile wide route that goes from South Carolina to Oregon.

If you happen to be in a place called Hopkinsville, Kentucky, you won’t be alone.

More than 50,000 people are expected to be there to watch it.

It’s supposed to be the best place to watch.

But there are many other options.

Royal Caribbean will have a ship cruising the Bahamas that will have a great view.

Also, check out Amtrak—many of its 500 routes actually intersect the path of the eclipse.

If you’re flying, don’t just go to the major airports, go to the alternate airports anywhere from South Carolina to Oregon.

To put this into some historical perspective, the last time a total eclipse literally crossed the U.S. was 99 years ago.

It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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