PHOTOS: What to enjoy during daylight saving time

WASHINGTON — Daylight saving time begins early Sunday morning, March 11, when clocks move forward one hour at 2 a.m.

Some bars and restaurants will stay open an extra hour that night, until 4 a.m., due to a special District law. Other attractions, like public golf courses, the national zoo and the grounds of the arboretum take advantage of the extra hour of sunlight later in the day.

You can enjoy your extra evening daylight by staying out later with your skateboard at local skate parks, paddling on the Potomac or Tidal Basin, and more, as the weather warms up throughout the spring.

The sunrise behind the skyline of Washington turns the sky red on the first day of daylight saving time in 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
The sunrise behind the skyline of Washington turns the sky red on the first day of daylight saving time in 2017. Here are some things you will be able to enjoy with the sun setting later. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

A woman who did not wish to give her name photographs blooming lotus flowers at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, Saturday, July 8, 2017. The week-long "Lotus and Water Lily Festival" begins, Saturday July 15, at the park. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Anacostia will be open until 5 p.m. starting on April 1. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

With the U.S. Capitol in the background, Mike Mascelli, of Virginia, skates at Pulaski Park, Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
A number of local skate parks are open until sunset, that means you will have an extra hour starting Sunday, with sunset coming after 7 p.m. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Dave LeMote wipes down a post clock at Electric Time Company, Inc. in Medfield, Mass., Friday, March 7, 2014. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night, but daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time (0700GMT). (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night, but daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Langston Golf Course near the National Arboretum is open until sunset. That means golfers can get in at least nine holes after work.

**FILE** In this file photo from Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, customers exit Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street Northwest in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Enjoy an extra hour of night life Saturday. In Washington, some bars will stay open until 4 a.m. due to the time change at 2 a.m. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In this photo taken Monday, March 19, 2012, root cutting of cherry tree leaves have begun to flower inside a greenhouse at the National Arboretum in Washington. The pink and white cherry blossoms that color the U.S. capital and draw a million visitors each spring began with trees that have survived for a century. It was 100 years ago this month when first lady Helen Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the bank of Washington's Tidal Basin. They were the first of 3,000 planted as part of a gift from the city of Tokyo as a symbol of friendship. The original pair still stands, along with about 100 of the original trees transported from Japan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Starting March 20, you can visit the National Arboretum to get a firsthand view of almost forty different types of flowering cherries. Over 100 years ago the first cherry trees were planted in Washington as a symbol of friendship between the United States and Japan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Helen Gonzales, 21, left, and Wagas Noor, 21, both of Washington, paddle boat among hanging cherry blossoms in bloom at the tidal basin in Washington, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Paddle boat rentals in the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial usually start in April. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery, one of 18 Smithsonian Institutions in D.C. (Courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery)
The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery is a great place to hang out later in the day. The museum is open until 7 p.m. (Courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery)

Giant panda at National Zoo.
Starting March 15, visit giant panda Mei Xiang and the other animals at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo until 7 p.m. (Skip Brown, Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

Bartholdi Park is located across the street from the U.S. Botanic Garden near the Capitol. It closes at sunset.

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The sunrise behind the skyline of Washington turns the sky red on the first day of daylight saving time in 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
A woman who did not wish to give her name photographs blooming lotus flowers at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, Saturday, July 8, 2017. The week-long "Lotus and Water Lily Festival" begins, Saturday July 15, at the park. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
With the U.S. Capitol in the background, Mike Mascelli, of Virginia, skates at Pulaski Park, Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Dave LeMote wipes down a post clock at Electric Time Company, Inc. in Medfield, Mass., Friday, March 7, 2014. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night, but daylight saving time officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time (0700GMT). (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
**FILE** In this file photo from Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, customers exit Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street Northwest in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
In this photo taken Monday, March 19, 2012, root cutting of cherry tree leaves have begun to flower inside a greenhouse at the National Arboretum in Washington. The pink and white cherry blossoms that color the U.S. capital and draw a million visitors each spring began with trees that have survived for a century. It was 100 years ago this month when first lady Helen Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the bank of Washington's Tidal Basin. They were the first of 3,000 planted as part of a gift from the city of Tokyo as a symbol of friendship. The original pair still stands, along with about 100 of the original trees transported from Japan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Helen Gonzales, 21, left, and Wagas Noor, 21, both of Washington, paddle boat among hanging cherry blossoms in bloom at the tidal basin in Washington, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery, one of 18 Smithsonian Institutions in D.C. (Courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery)
Giant panda at National Zoo.


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