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The best places to see Saturday, October 14’s annular solar eclipse—including the all-important “ring of fire”—are often said to be the U.S. National Parks of Utah, Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park or Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta.
Look at the price of hotels in those areas and you may think again. However, there is one city in Texas that isn’t getting much coverage and yet will technically have as good a view of America’s first “ring of fire” since 2012.
“According to online travel agency Priceline’s data, San Antonio’s hotel ($146) and rental car rates ($68) are below average compared other eclipse-viewing destinations, making this Texas city both an economical and enriching choice to experience the annular eclipse,” said Christina Bennett, Consumer Travel Expert at Priceline, in an email.
Although the Americas as a whole will see a partial solar eclipse on October 14, only those within a 125 miles wide path through nine U.S states—Oregon, northern California, southwestern Idaho, Nevada, Utah, northeastern Arizona, southwestern Colorado, New Mexico and Texas—will see the “ring of fire” at the peak of the three-hour event.