Plan a Trip to Fredericksburg for the Total Solar Eclipse
It’s not often that you can see a dark Texas sky in the middle of the day! But that’s what will happen over Fredericksburg when a total solar eclipse rolls over the Texas Hill Country in 2024. This eclipse is sure to be an awe-inspiring event, and Fredericksburg is the perfect place to experience it.
On April 8, 2024, a solar eclipse will take place between 12:15 – 3 p.m. CT, with the total eclipse
happening between 1:32 p.m. to 1:37 p.m. over Fredericksburg. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the Earth and Sun, and it is close enough to the Earth to be large enough to block out the sun completely. The skies become dark during the period of totality, which will last less than 5 minutes, before sunlight returns as the moon passes. With proper eclipse eye protection, viewers will be able to fully witness this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
There will be a number of public viewing events in Fredericksburg and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. There will be a special viewing event at Ladybird Johnson Municipal Park, where solar eclipse glasses will be handed out, and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is also expected to be a prime viewing spot. The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau has detailed information about the eclipse and local events on their website.
Fredericksburg has no shortage of activities, shopping and great food to keep visitors entertained leading up to the eclipse. Since April 8 falls on a Monday, staying for a long weekend in Fredericksburg would be the perfect amount of time to get settled in and enjoy the area before the big event. This solar eclipse is expected to be a popular event, so visitors should expect large crowds, with longer lines and increased traffic. It is recommended to book your Fredericksburg vacation rental early, as accommodations may fill up fast.
Our Fredericksburg vacation rentals offer something for everyone to enjoy during your unforgettable solar eclipse vacation. For those who want to be in the middle of the action, our vacation rentals in town are just the ticket. From private guesthouses to bed and breakfast lodging, these accommodations are within walking distance to the most popular attractions in Fredericksburg. If you want to avoid the crowds during the eclipse, one of our large country homes or cozy cottages in the rural area outside of Fredericksburg will provide some privacy and space, while still being close to town.
April 8, 2024 will be the last opportunity to see a total solar eclipse over North America for the next 20 years, and Fredericksburg is one of the best places to see it. So mark your calendar for April and come join us in 2024 for this extraordinary event! We look forward to seeing you here in Fredericksburg!