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 atMystic 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 aboardSchooner Argiawith 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 atOlde 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 iconicMystic River Bascule Bridgeto 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 toMohegan Sunor 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.

Where to stay in Mystic

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Mystic
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Mystic
2 out of 5
253 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT, 06355
The price is $98 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Mystic. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
3.7/5 Good! (977 reviews)
"the surrounding area is very neglected but the hotel is fine"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Mystic
Days Inn by Wyndham Mystic
Days Inn by Wyndham Mystic
2 out of 5
55 Whitehall Avenue, I-95 and Rte 27 at Exit 90, Mystic, CT, 06355
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this hotel in Mystic. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
3.7/5 Good! (424 reviews)
"Staff was excellent! They were helpful and friendly. The facility was very clean, but some things were a little in disrepair ( door sticking, toilet not firmly soldered), but these were a small price to pay given the wonderful location, beautiful pool, general cleanliness, and great staff"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Mystic
Hyatt Place Mystic
Hyatt Place Mystic
3 out of 5
224 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT, 06355
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $209 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Mystic. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"I would stay at this hotel again in a heartbeat! It was fantastic!"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Hyatt Place Mystic
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.
Go to the Downtown Mystic Premiere Suite, very private in the separate Bldg Patio Grill
Go to the Downtown Mystic Premiere Suite, very private in the separate Bldg Patio Grill
Mystic, CT
Stay at this villa in Mystic. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Mystic Seaport and Olde Mistick Village are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"We enjoyed our stay in Mystic very much. The rental was extremely clean and comfortable, as well as roomy. And the location was perfect for easy walking to Downtown Mystic. Alexis was a wonderful host. We will be back."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2022

Go to the Downtown Mystic Premiere Suite, very private in the separate Bldg Patio Grill
Super comfy queen right on the Mystic River.
Super comfy queen right on the Mystic River.
Mystic, CT
Stay at this property in Mystic. Enjoy free WiFi, a TV, and a kitchen. Popular attractions Mystic Seaport and Olde Mistick Village are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Fantastic
"The property is amazing. Right on the waterfront where we can see ships sailing by constantly. Walking fistance to downtown Mystic shops and restaurants. Plenty of activities in the area as well. The owner shared the unit with us as he and his dog Porkchop had one bedroom and we had the other. He ..."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Super comfy queen right on the Mystic River.
Cozy Bungalow Just Minutes From Mystic, Westerly Beaches, Boating And Casinos! 1 Bedroom Bungalow by Redawning
Cozy Bungalow Just Minutes From Mystic, Westerly Beaches, Boating And Casinos! 1 Bedroom Bungalow by Redawning
3.5 out of 5
103 Quaker Farm Road, Mystic, CT, 06355
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Mystic. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Mystic Seaport and Foxwoods Resort Casino are ...
Cozy Bungalow Just Minutes From Mystic, Westerly Beaches, Boating And Casinos! 1 Bedroom Bungalow by Redawning
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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