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The Best Places Across the Country to Watch the Solar Eclipse
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The Best Places Across the Country to Watch the Solar Eclipse

It's going to be out of this world

The upcoming Solar Eclipse on April 8 will be a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event. Spectators from around the globe are planning to travel near and far for the opportunity to witness the cosmic phenomenon where the moon completely blocks the sun. Whether you are new to astrotourism or a seasoned stargazer, Loews Hotels in Arlington and Chicago are some of the best places to experience this memorable event.


Dallas, Texas is one of the best places in the United States for viewing the upcoming Solar Eclipse, and neighboring city, Arlington, is scheduled to be in the path of totality for 3 minutes, 22 seconds from 1:40 - 1:43 p.m. The sun will be under a partial eclipse for 2 hours, 39 minutes in Arlington from 12:23 - 3:02 pm, excluding the three-plus minutes when the total eclipse is in effect.

Live! by Loews - Arlington will host a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party for hotel guests on the Pool Deck from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm on Monday, April 8. Sip on cosmic cocktail, Outer Limits, while swaying to live music by local artists and during this once-in-a-lifetime celestial event. Attendees will receive complimentary commemorative glasses for viewing. Poolside cabanas are available for rent and food and beverage will be available to purchase from swim up bar, SOAK. 

Loews Arlington Hotel is offering a celestial service at The Spa to celebrate the cosmic event. Guests and locals may book the Solar Eclipse Moonstone Massage. Experience a rejuvenating 80-minute full body massage ($280) using warm hand-carved salt stones from the Himalayan Mountains, combined with the healing energy of Moonstone crystals to lead the body, mind, and spirit into deep relaxation. This holistic treatment is known to improve sleep, reduce inflammation and leave you with a profound sense of emotional tranquility. Guests receive a complimentary Moonstone crystal to take home. Available April 5 - 8, 2024. Call The Spa to book: 682-318-2830.


As the upcoming celestial event sweeps the Midwest, Loews Chicago Hotel is offering guests and locals an opportunity to witness the total solar eclipse on April 8 from the outdoor rooftop terrace, Streeterville Social, located on the third floor.

Preview cocktails and starters from the new Streeterville Social menu at the ETA Lobby Bar. With each purchase of a cocktail or food item, spectators will receive a complimentary pair of Solar Eclipse Glasses* and have access to the outdoor terrace space to observe the eclipse.  

As the sun disappears, join in the celebration of the sun rising for the season at Streeterville Social (slated to open Memorial Day weekend). Make a night out of the occasion and enjoy premier accommodations in the heart of downtown Chicago. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to witness nature's grand spectacle in the heart of the city.

*Limited supplies available for solar eclipse glasses