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It’s Almost Time—Top 5 Loveland Spots to Watch the Eclipse

Next Monday (8/21) starting in the late morning, Colorado will be thrown into shadow as we experience the first solar eclipse in the United States for over 99 years. Although Colorado isn’t in the path of complete darkness, the state is close enough to the path of totality that Loveland will experience close to 95% blockout of the sun. Once you have your safety solar glasses, here are some Loveland hot spots to catch the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

Shop and Watch
Downtown Loveland has many restaurants and shops where you can sit outside to watch the eclipse or stroll along the storefronts. Enjoy some of Loveland’s favorite eats or take a peek inside some unique shops and boutiques while you watch the eclipse throughout the day!

Hike and Watch
Solar eclipses are special, so why not enjoy it out in nature? Devil’s Backbone hiking trails are perfect for an easy mid-day hike in the shadow of the eclipse. Hike along some of the trails, enjoy the Loveland scenery and watch a once in a lifetime moment with the Solar Eclipse happening right above you.

Drink and Watch
Sunshine can make you thirsty, even if there’s only a little bit of it. Stop by Big Thompson Brewery for a tasty treat and sip your favorite cold one while you watch the solar eclipse. Sit outside and experience the sky turning dim, Colorado-style. They even have an Eclipse Party open to the public, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. where you can get $1 off any beer if you bring your own Solar Viewer!

Strike a Pose and Watch
Want to take some commemorative photos during the solar event? Strike a dramatic pose next to some of Loveland’s favorite statues at Benson Sculpture Garden or Chapungu Sculpture Park and make some great memories. Bring a friend and see what poses you can create with the different statues as you watch the eclipse.

Swim and Watch
Although the sun might be mostly hidden behind the moon, Monday is still supposed to have gorgeous summer weather! Take a dip into Lake Loveland’s Swim Beach or Boyd Lake and watch the eclipse pass while staying nice and cool.

Don’t waste the only Solar Eclipse most of us will see! Visit Loveland to experience a once in a lifetime event and create some great memories. Don’t wait to watch the eclipse online—where will you be next Monday?

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