7 Family-friendly spots to catch the next total solar eclipse in 2024
While you’re still basking in your solar eclipse high from August 21, it’s not too early to start thinking about your next opportunity to view this natural wonder. The next full solar eclipse for the USA will be April 8, 2024. The path of totality will travel in a northeastern direction from Texas to Maine. Luckily for families, some of the spots that will be totally in the dark are among KidTripster’s favorites. Take a look!
In a city that embraces the slogan, “Keep Austin Weird,” we’re expecting great eclipse events here. And with lots of parks and a series of lakes intertwined in the hill country, you’ll have some open spaces to choose from. Plus, we’ve already found the best places to stay, visit, and eat while you’re there. Just click here.
As they say, things are bigger in Texas, and the solar celebrations in Dallas will be too. Our local insider has searched this big city destination for KidTripster’s Top 10 Plays, Top 10 Stays, and Top 10 Eats. So mark your calendar to spend April 8, 2024, in the Big D.
3/Lake Ouachita, Arkansas
Houseboating would be a truly unique way for your family - and maybe even a few family friends - to experience Solar Eclipse 2024. Fortunately, one of our favorite houseboating lakes - Lake Ouachita in Arkansas - is right in the path of totality. You’ll want to reserve early for sure. Click here to find out more.
Hot Springs National Park also will be in the totality path, even though we admit that it’s not one of our favorite national parks. But there’s some darn good barbecue in Hot Springs!
This City of Speed is sure to take full advantage of its few seconds of total darkness. Fortunately for you, we’ve already come up with a family-friendly, 4-day itinerary that will entice you to stay even longer. Click here.
5/Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
This little-known national park between Cleveland and Akron is sure to be found by eclipse fans. After the sun reappears, make sure to explore the area by bike or train. Find out more here.
6/Niagara Falls, New York
Niagara Falls will be right there on the edge of the eclipse’s totality path. When the lights go back on, you’ll want to explore! Find out which Niagara experiences we think are worth the money - and which aren’t. Read more.