Take advantage of the extra sunlight in Boston

Daylight saving time is here, let’s make the most of that extra hour of sunlight.

Flowery courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Admire the beauty of the courtyard with the extra sun.

Photo by @yyueliu

Daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. That means the clocks are springing forward. It also means that we add an extra hour of daylight to our schedules. Here are just a few ways you can catch some rays.

Eat out(side)

The Bowery Bar, 2261 Dorchester Ave.
It’s still a bit cold, so keep cozy by reserving a dine-in yurt atop the Bowery Bar.

Eva, 279A Newbury St.
If the sun isn’t giving you enough warmth, Eva’s new fire pits will help you out.

River Bar, 661 Assembly Row, Somerville
Enjoy the year-round patio’s heaters and fire pits while sharing a flatbread pizza.

Get green

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Meander around the indoor Courtyard Garden for botanicals without the brrr. Pro tip: Visit in April to see the Hanging Nasturtiums — the seasonal vines with orange flowers that can reach up to 20 ft long.

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Take a brisk walk in the sunlight. Bundle up to explore over 15,000 plants at this free arboretum.

For the kids

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd.
How does a 72º walk sound? Take the kids to see rain forest flora and fauna at the Tropical Forest, or go bird spotting at Bird World.

Garden Walk & Insect Zoo at the Museum of Science, 1 Science Park
Leaf-cutter ants and carnivorous plants are on full display in this tropical indoor garden.

How are you soaking up the sun? Let us know.

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