On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will become visible across the entire United States for the first time since 1918. This is the first time since 1979 that an eclipse of any kind has been visible at all from the mainland U.S., and there won’t be another eclipse visible across the entire country until 2045.
As you might expect, thousands of visitors are planning to follow the eclipse along its “path of totality,” which will stretch across fourteen states, starting on the Oregon coast at 9am PDT and ending on the South Carolina coast at about 4pm EST. The total “corridor” of the eclipse will be about seventy miles wide and be visible across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
As you might expect, there are festivals and gatherings happening from coast to coast to catch a glimpse at this rare event. This includes events like the OSU150 Space Grant Festival Total Eclipse Experience in Corvallis, Oregon; a NASA presentation at Craters of the Moon in Idaho; Astrocon in Casper, Wyoming; and a gathering at the “Eclipse Crossroads of America” in Carbondale, Illinois.
As you also might expect, accommodations all along the path of totality are either booked up or wildly expensive from now until the eclipse happens. Your chances of finding an affordable room anywhere along the path of the 2017 eclipse are as dim as the event itself.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t still have options! If you want to be a part of this unique occurrence, Metropolitan Shuttle can help hook you up with a tour bus, party bus, or other transportation. We have buses for groups of every size, whether you need a multi-day journey across state lines, or just a trip across town. Renting a bus from Metropolitan Shuttle can make your journey to the eclipse comfortable and exciting, letting you relax with wi-fi and DVD / satellite TV while someone else does the driving.
Metropolitan Shuttle also has buses available in many of the cities in the path of the eclipse, including:
We’re also nearby to many other metropolitan areas. Just remember, wherever you are, to view the eclipse safely.
In some places, you’ll have to be in a certain part of the city to see the totality of the eclipse. Metropolitan Shuttle can help with that, too. We have shuttle buses, shuttle vans, and school buses for trips across town — often cheaper and more convenient than rental cars or carpooling.
Face it, you don’t want to miss a chance to see the 2017 eclipse. Metropolitan Shuttle is here to make it easy to get on the road. We’re a reservation company that can hook you up with the safest and most reliable charter buses in the industry. It’s not too late! Call us at 1-866-556-3545 or contact us today for a free quote.