A total eclipse of the sun will be visible from points across the US for the first time in almost 100 years! On August 21, 2017 you’ll be able to see the sun disappear for about 2.5 minutes, beginning in Oregon and moving eastward to South Carolina. Popular sites where the eclipse will be viewable include the Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains national parks. In order to avoid missing out on the rare opportunity, you likely want to look into hotels as the Washington Post is reporting that those within 50-70 miles of the “totality” path have been booked since May.
See NASA’s August 21 Solar Eclipse page here.