The 8 Best Places To See The 2024 Solar Eclipse In The South

San Antonio, Texas

Alamo City is preparing for the solar eclipse in totality. On April 8, there will be watching parties large and small around the city, but the Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk hotel rooftop is a great site.

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth will witness totality for 2 minutes and 30 seconds at 1:40 p.m. CST. At a community watch party, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and Fort Worth Botanic Garden will provide family-friendly activities.

Houston, Texas

Houston won't get totality, but it will see 94% obscuration, which is high relative to other U.S. cities. Total Solar Eclipse Celebration at Space Center Houston is one incentive to watch in Houston.

Grapevine, Texas

The Texas Hill Country's broad areas and stunning views make Grapevine a favored eclipse destination. For the eclipse, the little town is throwing a huge celebration in the Main Street Historic District with galactic-themed food and drink offers.

Kerrville, Texas

NASA's Primary Eclipse Partner, Texas Hill Country may be Solar Eclipse Central. The NASA Kerrville Eclipse Festival will take place at Louise Hays Park on April 8 at 10 a.m., only miles from totality.

Little Rock, Arkansas

Educational discussions, family-friendly games, and laser displays are part of a full day at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. The eclipse will hit Little Rock at 1:51 p.m. CST and last 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Some of the most popular eclipse viewing spots may include Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, one of two national parks in the line of totality for the 2024 eclipse.

Branson, Missouri

Branson missed totality, but the city will be about 99% dark. Branson is a major city with many attractions for eclipse trips. Branson Lakes Resort and Branson Woods Resort provide Eclipse Watch Parties with themed refreshments.