Next year, Cleveland, Ohio, will be directly in the path of a total solar eclipse. To celebrate, the Ohio city is giving free an overnight stay so visitors can see it.
In order to enter to win the vacation, the city established an interactive online game. Players race across Cleveland as the sky grows progressively darker, “with a mission to make it downtown before the moon totally blocks out the sun,” Destination Cleveland told Travel + Leisure. They won’t see the solar eclipse if they don’t arrive at the finish line in time.
“We launched the online racing game to build awareness and excitement for next year’s event. It’s a fun way to showcase our local science institutions and to illustrate the variety of viewing locations along the lakeshore, around the city, and in nearby parks and green space. Travelers can learn more about Cleveland as an ideal destination to catch the eclipse and the range of viewing experiences the city offers.”Nick Urig, the senior manager of PR at Destination Cleveland
Players must use the hashtag #SolarEclipseCLE to post their score on Facebook or Twitter by May 26 in order to be eligible for the grand prize, a free trip to see the 2024 total solar eclipse
The winner of the grand prize will also receive up to four sets of solar eclipse glasses, two attraction tickets, a $50 gift card to a downtown restaurant, and an overnight stay for up to four people at a hotel in Cleveland.
This celestial phenomenon, 2024 total solar eclipse, known as the “Great American Eclipse,” will be visible across the nation on April 8, 2024, from the Niagara Falls region in Canada and the U.S. to portions of Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, and other states. According to NASA, it will initially pass North America on the Pacific coast of Mexico at around 11:07 a.m. PDT.
The stars are literally aligning over The Land for a blackout you’ll never forget. On April 8, 2024, at 3:13 pm, Cleveland will be in the path of totality for the solar eclipse. If you’ve never seen an eclipse, this is the only way to do it, as the moon will block out the sun for nearly four minutes – one of the longest durations of any major city in the path of totality..
With a countdown clock and suggestions for other science-related things to do in Cleveland, the city developed a website specifically dedicated to the eclipse. Visit thisiscleveland.com to find out more.