The 19 Best Places to Catch the Great American Solar Eclipse

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Lincoln City, Oregon
Cody Cha14/19

Lincoln City, Oregon

Join the crowds on the beach in this coastal Oregon town, and you’ll be among the first people in the U.S. to catch the eclipse. Lincoln City goes dark at 10:16 a.m. for a minute and 55 seconds. And since August is usually the warmest month on the Oregon coast, you might even be up for braving the ocean for a surf or kite run during the event.

Watch: Siletz Bay or any spot along Lincoln City's seven miles of beach will be perfect for spreading out a blanket to take in the show. Or head a few miles north of town to the Cascade Head hiking trail for a forested backdrop.

Stay: The Coho Oceanfront Lodge and Surftides still have rooms available on the nights leading up to the eclipse.

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