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Mystic, CT
Travel Guide

Mystic featuring a house, a park and picnicing

River cruises, a world-class aquarium and quaint shops and eateries make this historic 19th-century village an ideal New England getaway.

Once Connecticut’s busiest seaport, Mystic retains its historic, old-town charm. Today it is one of New England’s most popular destinations.

Located on the banks of the Mystic River, just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Mystic offers attractions centered on its proximity to the waterfront. Watch the sea lion show and see beluga whales play at Mystic Aquarium. A notable oceanic research institution, the aquarium offers hands-on exhibits ideal for adults and children alike. Participate in interactive exhibits, the 4-D theater and learning programs at this popular destination.

Mystic's past centers on a maritime history, which you can experience at Mystic Seaport. Walk aboard historic sailboats and tall ships and through streets of a reconstructed 19th-century seafaring village.

Continue the nautical adventure aboard Schooner Argia with a cruise down the Mystic River on a replica of a historic sailboat. Enjoy glimpses of seals and other nautical creatures as you learn about the region’s history.

Experience New England of the 1700s at Olde Mistick Village. More than 50 stores, restaurants and boutiques line the streets. Historic architecture provides a perfect visual accompaniment to your shopping or dining adventures. Use the iconic Mystic River Bascule Bridge to travel between both sides of the village which straddles the Mystic River.

Mystic offers a low-key atmosphere, with bars and cozy eateries providing nighttime entertainment. For a more energetic nightlife, head to Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods. These gaming resorts are among the largest in the region, offering casinos, restaurants and spas. Each destination is under 30 minutes by car from Mystic.

Mystic is located 130 miles (209.2 kilometers) from New York City and 100 miles (160.9 kilometers) from Boston. It is most easily accessible by car, though a limited bus service runs from both metropolitan areas to the village.

Visit Mystic during autumn to experience its colorful fall foliage or plan a trip during summer, for warm, balmy weather. Enjoy the historic ambiance, picturesque location and wealth of attractions at one of Connecticut's premier destinations.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Mystic
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Mystic
2 out of 5
253 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT
The price is $93 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Situated in Mystic, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration. Mystic Seaport and Mystic ...
4/5Very Good! (949 reviews)
"Stayed just for one night with husband and our toddler. Check in was fast, beds were comfortable, pool was nice but too much chlorine and water was not heated. Overall, good stay."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Mystic
Hyatt Place Mystic
Hyatt Place Mystic
3 out of 5
224 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $159 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Situated in Mystic, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration. Mystic Seaport and Mystic ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (964 reviews)
Great Place
"Perfect location. Lovely clean room."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Hyatt Place Mystic
Holiday Inn Express Mystic, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Mystic, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
6 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $149 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in the heart of Mystic, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration. Mystic Seaport ...
4.2/5Excellent! (970 reviews)
"Staff great, the place was clean and the room confortable and clean"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Mystic, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Harbor View Landing, Mystic CT - The Block Island Waterfront Cottage
Harbor View Landing, Mystic CT - The Block Island Waterfront Cottage
Mystic, CT
The price is $550 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Located in West Mystic, this cottage is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mystic Arts Center, Mystic Seaport, and Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea. Olde ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Nice weekend getaway
"The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Parking was ample and keyless check-in was seamless."

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Harbor View Landing, Mystic CT - The Block Island Waterfront Cottage
Harbor View Landing, Mystic CT - The Cove Waterfront Cottage
Harbor View Landing, Mystic CT - The Cove Waterfront Cottage
Mystic, CT
Located in West Mystic, this romantic cottage is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mystic Arts Center, Mystic Seaport, and Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Beautiful location
"This was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway! The scenery of the harbor was breathtaking. Also, we enjoyed all the activities supplied by the resort, such as kayaking, bike riding, and ending our nights in front of the fire pit. We were so close to the downtown, we were able to walk ..."

Reviewed on May 31, 2021

Harbor View Landing, Mystic CT - The Cove Waterfront Cottage
Harbor View Landing Mystic CT - The Mystic Waterfront House - Third Floor Only
Harbor View Landing Mystic CT - The Mystic Waterfront House - Third Floor Only
Mystic, CT
Located in West Mystic, this romantic vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mystic Arts Center, Mystic Seaport, and Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Amazing water view
"Great location very close to the center of town with great views of the water that can be enjoyed from the deck/master bedroom/living area."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Harbor View Landing Mystic CT - The Mystic Waterfront House - Third Floor Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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