11. Times Square

Times Square isn’t exactly the first place you would think of when trying to find a way to fully enjoy a natural occurrence. Ideally, one would go to a relatively remote location with little outside distractions to enjoy such an event. So why should you visit one of New York City’s most crowded and busiest locations? Simple, curiosity.

When someone thinks of Times Square, images of glowing neon lights and chaotic city block with masses of moving people come to mind. The solar eclipse on August 21st, however, will give everyone the unique opportunity to see Times Square lit up in only 71% totality of the eclipse, experiencing a combination of minimal sun and minimal artificial light.