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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 ¥18,575 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 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! (943 reviews)
"Close to mystic village and a quick drive into town"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Mystic
Hyatt Place Mystic
Hyatt Place Mystic
3 out of 5
224 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT
The price is ¥21,781 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
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! (966 reviews)
"The property located in a perfect location. The staff is friendly, and go out of their way to help you. A huge shout out to Steve Green and his amazing, hard- working staff."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Hyatt Place Mystic
Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic
Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic
2.5 out of 5
6 Hendel Dr, Mystic, CT
The price is ¥26,163 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration. Mystic ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (964 reviews)
"Very clean and staff very kind and helpful."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites 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.
Budget-friendly Small One Bedroom /studio in Downtown Mystic
Budget-friendly Small One Bedroom /studio in Downtown Mystic
Mystic, CT
The price is ¥26,815 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
Located in the heart of Mystic, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Mystic River Bascule Bridge, Mystic Seaport, and Mystic Seaport - The Museum ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great location
"The rental process was seamless! It was so nice to be able to walk to downtown and come back for a relaxing and restful night’s sleep. I highly recommend this rental! Thank you Shaun!"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2021

Budget-friendly Small One Bedroom /studio in Downtown Mystic
Harbor View Landing, Mystic CT - The Cove Waterfront Cottage
Harbor View Landing, Mystic CT - The Cove Waterfront Cottage
Mystic, CT
The price is ¥43,233 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
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! (5 reviews)
Amazing!
"Beautiful accommodations. It was very clean and well stocked. We enjoyed our trip for our anniversary and will certainly come again!"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Harbor View Landing, Mystic CT - The Cove Waterfront Cottage
Large Waterfront Mystic Penthouse
Large Waterfront Mystic Penthouse
Mystic, CT
Located in Mystic, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Great location for Mystic.
"Will was very engaged as an owner. This was our first vrbo experience. Had everything we needed."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Large Waterfront Mystic Penthouse
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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