Daylight savings time is kinda the worst, right? You lose a precious hour of sleep, and your internal clock goes a little haywire. On Sunday, March 9, most of us will be setting our clocks forward and springing ahead. Want to reclaim that hour and pretend that daylight savings time never happened? Here are 10 places you can travel to that don’t honor the time switch!
With the exception of the Navajo Reservation, Arizona doesn’t do daylight savings time. There are tons of things to do in the state (especially since the weather is so nice this time of year!). Go golfing, hiking, hunting, or fishing, or check out the beautiful national parks like the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, or the Petrified Forest. Stay at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, that has a water park, spa services, and fine dining opportunities.
Interested in baseball? You’ll get one more hour of obsession over Spring Training if you check out The Scottsdale Plaza Resort. They offer special complimentary trips to the 2 most popular stadiums, Salt River Fields and the Cubs Stadium. You even get free guacamole, chips, and Coronas when you arrive!
Ecuador is a great place to celebrate daylight savings time, since you won’t lose an hour of your life! Commemorate that ‘extra’ hour by staying in Quito where you can visit the Basilica of the National Vow or Independence Square. Don’t worry about finding lodging...you can easily find places to stay by searching Hotels.com. A favorite is the Hilton Colon Quito, which has 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.
The island of Barbados knows how to do daylight savings time right - not at all! The sun rises around 6 a.m. every morning, year-round, so you can get your day started early. You’ll love to relax at Crystal Cove, an all-inclusive resort with the swim-up Cave Bar and pool. You can also take advantage of local island activities, like steel pan and road tennis classes, lessons at the Rum Shop, and the weekly Oistins Fish Fry Night, which is held right on the resort’s beach.
The Hawaiian islands are pretty much the perfect place to vacation, no matter what time of year it is. However, if you get to pretend to have an extra hour in place of daylight savings time, it’s even more exciting! To fully experience the gorgeous beauty of the islands, check out The Fairmont Orchid. As one of the highest-rated hotels in Hawaii, you’ll love the private beach setting, restaurant and bar, and outdoor pool. Wanna save on the $350 a night price? Check out these Hotels.com coupon codes before you book a room!
Want gorgeous scenery mixed with some awesome nightlife? Reykjavik in Iceland is the ideal vacation spot! If you don’t want to stay in a traditional hotel, check out the oceanfront apartments (with kitchens) at The Black Pearl. You can cook your own meals or order room service, take advantage of 24/7 concierge service, and enjoy the heated marble flooring! It’s also super close to the National Museum of Iceland and other tourist attractions, so you’ll be able to pack your trip full of activities.
Don’t worry about ringing in spring in Russia - they don’t have daylight savings time either! So, you can make the most out of your trip, especially to a metropolis like Moscow. Stay at The Golden Ring Hotel for easy access to the Moscow Kremlin and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. The hotel also offers a health club, a bar and lounge, and breakfast - plus free WiFi!
If a beach getaway is in order, consider traveling to Guam. In Tumon, you’ll find a Westin Resort that’s right on the water. With beach access, 2 restaurants, and a full service spa, what more could you possibly ask for? You can also snag a room from Hotels.com for less than $220, which means this resort is definitely calling your name for a daylight savings-free vacation!
8. Costa Rica
San Jose is a great place to head to this time of year, since the weather is so perfect (high 70s, yes please!). Stay at the Real Intercontinental Costa Rica Hotel, where you can take advantage of 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a gorgeous outdoor pool. It’s also centrally located to the Multiplaza Mall, the National Theater, and the Museum of Costa Rican Art.
9. The Maldives
What could be better than escaping this horrible cold weather and heading to the Maldives? Get into a tropical mood with a stay at the insanely gorgeous Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort. Although it’s a tad pricey (at $396 a night), you can score a discount with a coupon code, and the benefits totally outweigh the cost! The rooms open right up to the beach, so you can even fall asleep listening to the sounds of the ocean. There are also 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center, all at your fingertips! Talk about paradise on earth!
10. Hong Kong
For something a little more exotic, head to Hong Kong. There’s plenty to do, and if you stay at the 5-star Mira Hong Kong Hotel, you’ll be super close to tons of attractions. The hotel offers tons of dining experiences, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool, so you can fully enjoy your daylight savings time escape!
Need a vacation? Head to one of these places to escape daylight savings time. Stuck here? Well, say goodbye to that precious hour of sleep! And maybe you can travel to these destinations next year!