Anticipation Rising for the Eclipse of a Lifetime

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Monday, August 21, 2017 will provide an opportunity to glimpse one of the most dramatic cosmic activities in the universe – a total solar eclipse. While everyone in North America will have a chance to witness at least a partial eclipse of the sun, those wanting a full view of the eclipse will need to be aligned in just the right path.

Hotels.com® determined that due to the eclipse, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Idaho and Kentucky saw the largest increase in hotel searches when compared year over year.* Properties in these states are seeing people from all over the country making their reservations to witness the total eclipse; which was last seen in the United States in 1979.

Path of eclipse

Thomas Hettinger, Ph.D. Astronomy & Astrophysics and a member of the Hotels.com team commented: "Total solar eclipses are special events in the Universe. In addition to requiring a moon at just the right distance with just the right size, a planet must also have a star at just the right distance with just the right size. You don’t want to miss this rare and easy opportunity to view such a wonderful cosmic performance!"

For those just now making the decision to try to get a glimpse of this once in a lifetime eclipse, Hotels.com has picked hotels that still have availability -- all located within a few hours’ drive (at most!) to locations across the path of the eclipse. Plus, great places to stay are on this deals page.

Nebraska

Element Omaha Midtown Crossing

Element Omaha Midtown Crossing
Omaha, Nebraska
4.4 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
From $209 per night

Magnolia Hotel Omaha

Magnolia Hotel
Omaha, Nebraska
4.3 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
From $169 per night

Additional option: Sonesta ES Suites Omaha

Kansas

The Bluemont Hotel

The Bluemont Hotel
Manhattan, Kansas
4.5 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
From $184 per night

Anderson Bed & Breakfast

Anderson Bed & Breakfast
Manhattan, Kansas
4.9 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
From $141 per night

Additional option: Clubhouse Inn Topeka

Missouri

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Kansas City

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Kansas City
Independence, Missouri
4.7 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
From $154 per night

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection

The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection
Kansas City, Missouri
4.7 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
From $339 per night

Idaho

The Riverside Hotel

The Riverside Hotel
Boise, Idaho
4.2 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
From $318 per night

My Place Hotel-Meridian

My Place Hotel—Meridian
Meridian, Idaho
4.6 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
From $198 per night

Kentucky

21c Museum Hotel Louisville

21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
4.7 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
From $236 per night

Vu Guesthouse

Vu Guesthouse
Louisville, Kentucky
4.3 out of 5 guest review rating on Hotels.com
From $209 per night

In just a few clicks you could be on your way to view the eclipse of a lifetime. Don’t forget to book with Hotels.com® Rewards for instant savings and when you collect 10 nights, you get one free.

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