Apr 9, 2024 - News

πŸ‘€ Eclipse had rentals all booked solid

Share of Airbnb and Vrbo listings booked ahead of the April&nbsp8 eclipse
Data:Β AirDNA; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

If you're already anticipating the next total solar eclipse β€” up in the Northwest in 2044 β€” it might be worth booking your trip earlier rather than later.

State of play: Airbnbs and similar offerings were booked solid in and around the path of totality this week, per estimates from short-term rental analytics platform AirDNA.

  • It painted an almost perfect picture of the path the eclipse took as it crossed America from Texas to Maine.

Thankfully, Tyler didn't need a rental to enjoy the big day.

  • He found a nature preserve off the beaten path in Morrow County and took in the spectacle alone (and at peace) in the woods.
Darkened trees during an eclipse in the woods.
Totality as seen in the Flying Squirrel Preserve in Morrow County. Photo: Tyler Buchanan/Axios

What's (way) next: Those who prefer to stay put will have to wait until Ohio's next total solar eclipse in 2099.

  • Don't worry … that's only 19 presidential elections away!
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