Mar 7, 2024 - News

Denverites are flocking to other cities to see the total eclipse in April

People gather to watch the solar eclipse at Denver's Civic Center Park in 2017. Photo: Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images

As the April 8 total eclipse approaches, thousands of Denverites are making plans to travel to one of the 13 states where the solar spectacle will be fully visible.

By the numbers: Searches for short-term rentals along the solar eclipse path in the U.S. for the period of April 5-8 have increased 1,000% compared to the same period in 2023, per new Airbnb data.

  • Denver ranks 7th among for cities with the most people traveling to places along the path of totality. New York City, Mexico City and Seattle lead the pack.

What they're saying: There's a "huge wave" of Denverites fueling the tourist surge in hot spots like the Texas Hill Country, Arkansas and Indianapolis, Airbnb spokesperson Haven Thorn told us.

🕶️ If you go: Don't wait to buy eclipse glasses.

  • "By mid-March 2024, we expect to start hearing reports about various sellers running out of stock," Richard Tresch Fienberg, a senior adviser at the American Astronomical Society, told Axios. "It'll get worse the closer we get to April 8."
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