The 19 Best Places to Catch the Great American Solar Eclipse

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina

If it takes a solar eclipse to get you to this cool and outdoorsy South Carolina town (voted one of our Best Places to Live in 2016), then so be it. Greenville goes totally dark at 2:38 p.m. for a total of two minutes and 10 seconds. And with so many great new restaurants and bars in town, there's sure to be a party going from early till late.

Watch: Any place in Greenville’s completely walkable downtown will offer good viewing, with Falls Park on the Reedy — a 32-acre park right next to downtown with nature trails and scenic overlooks — promising to be packed with revelers. Consider getting a bit out of town, too, perhaps to Paris Mountain State Park for some good biking and hiking trails.

Stay: Courtyard Greenville Downtown and Hampton Inn Greenville/Travelers Rest still have availability and are offering eclipse packages.

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