The Assembly Row neighborhood has been around since 2014, making it one of the Boston area’s younger ones, and it only gets hotter and hotter with each passing year! Now there is more stuff to do than ever, making it a lovely staycation spot for Bostonians to get away and feel anew without committing to all the work of planning a big trip. There’s so much to be explored, but it’s easy due to the condensed layout and abundance of shops, retailers and activities!
The gorgeous hotel at the heart of the bustling neighborhood, The Row hotel has all of your amenities in one place. With a perfect location, modern design and phenomenal service, you’re guaranteed to have a seamless stay.
The hotel welcomes guests to fresh hot cider and cocoa served alongside warm cookies! And while Assembly Row restaurants are abundant, make sure to at least have one dinner at The Row’s farm-to-table dining concept, Reflections. The honey used on the cheeseboard is harvested on the hotel’s rooftop!
2. Go for a dip and relax on a humongous cabana
Oh, and if house honey and being about 500-feet from the new downtown trains isn’t enough of a perk, The Row also has an indoor pool for guests to relax in. The crystal blue waters are surrounded by three massive cabanas to complete the staycation.
For even more pampering, stop by this inclusive facial spot opening soon!
Just a 2-minute walk from the Row is the AMC Assembly Row! Catch an upcoming film at the AMC with these discounted tickets.
Adjacent to the AMC Assembly Row is the LEGO Discovery Center. Adventure and imagination await at this multi-sensory indoor playground filled with colorful learning opportunities and immersive experiences.
5. Grab a bite to eat
There are currently 37 (and counting) spots to grab a bite in Assembly Row! From fast casual classics like Tatte, Shake Shack, and Ernesto’s to standalones like River Bar, Salt and Stone, and Southern Kin, you are sure to find a spot to satisfy any craving or appetite.
6. …and save room for dessert
Got a sweet tooth? Mike’s Pastry, J.P. Lick’s, and le macaron are all in the neighborhood now!
7. Go for a stroll, ride, or row along the Assembly Row Bike Path
The Mystic and Malden crossover connects to Assembly Row! Holiday lights reflect off the water’s surface for a truly magical winter stroll. The path is built for all sorts of transit, biking included. The new length and fresh pavement are perfect for a leisurely trip or longer commute.
8. Play some Volo Sports
If you prefer a little friendly competition, Volo offers pickleball and “beach” volleyball right at the center’s heart!
The festively decked-out neighborhood features so many beautiful lights on every street. Make sure to stop by the main center of the block adjacent to The Row hotel where you’ll find a massive sleigh surrounded by dazzling blue and white LED snowflakes.
10. Take a shopping spree
In addition to the many Assembly Row restaurants, you’ll find over 50 shops to explore. For those who love a good deal, Assembly Row offers outlet stores from brands like Sak’s, Le Creuset, and more!
Getting there to Assembly Row Somerville
Assembly Row is accessibly by the MBTA Orange Line. Take the Forest Hill/Oak Grove train to the Assembly Row T stop.
The neighborhood also has up to 3-hours of free parking in the garage or strip mall parking lot. After that rates vary by location.
The Assembly Row Bike Path also offers easy access for pedestrians.