Chasing Spring in Watertown

If we’re keeping it real (as we like to do here at EEW), Spring in New England doesn’t usually feel all that … springy. Our winter gear usually stays on long past March 21st, and most of us can’t get near a garden bed before Patriot’s Day. Nonetheless, there’s lots of ways to celebrate the season if you know where to look! Here are some great ways to welcome spring to Watertown:

  • Mount Auburn Cemetery hosts its Signs of Spring walk on Wednesday, March 20th! Join President David Barnett as he looks for the earliest signs of spring’s arrival, through a guided tour of what’s blooming around the beautiful cemetery grounds, as well as a peek at which birds have started to return for the season. Register here.


  • Marshalls at Arsenal Yards will kick start your spring with all the latest finds for men, women, and kids – plus some fun seasonal home decorations, too! New arrivals come in frequently and deals go fast, so we tend to find new things each visit. Plus the brand-new parking garage and renovated entrance make shopping super easy while other site improvements are happening.

  • Sip a seasonal cocktail at La Bodega by Salts! Their cozy bar and lounge space has become the town’s go-to spot for sampling the best mixed drinks around, and we know they’ll have some amazing ideas mixed up for spring. Like their Passion Fruit cocktail (below), which they served up over the winter to get us all thinking about sunnier times. Did we mention their idea of seasonal can be up to interpretation? ;)  

  • Shed that winter layer at one of the many fitness destinations around town! GymIt, Artemis YogaMount Auburn Club and Boston Sports Club all have welcome packages and easy, no-excuse ways to check them out and decide on which works best for you. Countdown to beach season starts now!

  • Has your bike been gathering dust all winter? If yours could use a spring tune-up, Farina’s on Galen Street offers Bike Repair workshops that teach basic bike maintenance in a hands-on, friendly environment. Class sizes are limited to allow for personal instruction, so plan accordingly! Register here.