Stamford trip planner
Create a fully customized day-by-day itinerary for free
Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643. As of July 1, 2014, according to the Census Bureau, the population of Stamford had risen to 128,278, making it the third-largest city in the state and the seventh-largest city in New England. Approximately 30mi from Manhattan, Stamford is in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro area which is a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area.Stamford is home to four Fortune 500 Companies, nine Fortune 1000 Companies, and 13 Courant 100 Companies, as well as numerous divisions of large corporations. This gives Stamford the largest financial district in New York Metro outside New York City itself and one of the largest concentrations of corporations in the nation. Stamford is also home to the Stamford Waterside Design District - a creative neighborhood and shopping destination dedicated to Interior Design and Architecture.HistoryStamford was known as Rippowam by the Native American inhabitants to the region, and the very first European settlers to the area also referred to it as such. The name was later changed to Stamford after the town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. The deed to Stamford was signed on July 1, 1640 between Captain Turner of the New Haven Colony and Chief Ponus. By the 18th century, one of the primary industries of the town was merchandising by water, which was possible due to Stamford's proximity to New York.Explore the family-friendly attractions of Stamford and add them to your vacation plans using our United States holiday app.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Stamford
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Stamford
Side trips from Stamford
Hidden gems in Stamford
Parks in Stamford
Breweries & Distilleries in Stamford
Places to visit with Stamford
MysticTrip planner Best for: History Museum, Aquarium, Historic Site New HavenTrip planner Best for: Art Museum, Natural History Museum, Park HartfordTrip planner Best for: Historic Site, Theater, Art Museum MashantucketTrip planner Best for: Casino, History Museum, Theater GrotonTrip planner Best for: Specialty Museum, Park, Military Museum
Recently planned trips to Stamford
15 days in New York City, Connecticut & Maryland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM New York City Stamford Litchfield 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Baltimore Annapolis New York City 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM ISRAEL New York City Stamford Orlando 20 days in Connecticut BY A USER FROM GERMANY Stonington Rocky Hill New Preston 4 days in Stamford BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Half Full Brewery Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church 7 days in Connecticut BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mystic Hartford Stamford