Watertown trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Watertown

Trip Planner USA  /  Massachusetts  /  Watertown
Watertown is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Greater Boston area. The population was 31,915 at the 2010 census. Watertown is one of fourteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain "The town of” in their official names.Watertown is made up of six neighborhoods: Bemis, Brigham (Brigham Historic District), Coolidge Square, East Watertown, Watertown Square and the West End.HistoryArcheological evidence suggests that Watertown was inhabited for thousands of years before the arrival of settlers from England. Two tribes of Massachusett people, the Pequossette and the Nonantum, had settlements on the banks of the river later called the Charles. The Pequossette built a fishing weir to trap herring at the site of the current Watertown Dam. The annual fish migration, as both alewife and blueback herring swim upstream from their adult home in the sea to spawn in the fresh water where they were hatched, still occurs every spring.Watertown, first known as Saltonstall Plantation, was one of the earliest of the Massachusetts Bay settlements. It was begun early in 1630 by a group of settlers led by Sir Richard Saltonstall and the Rev. George Phillips and officially incorporated that same year. The alternate spelling "Waterton" is seen in some early documents.
Our United States trip itinerary maker tool allows you to plan your trip to Watertown and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
Source

Plan your trip to Watertown

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Recently planned trips to Massachusetts

14 days in Boston, New York City & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Boston & New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Philadelphia, New York City & Boston BY A USER FROM CANADA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in United States & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, romantic, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in United States & Montreal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Salem & Plymouth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans