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Swab the decks, batten down the hatches and get ready to set sail for a weekend of adventure in Mystic, Connecticut's seaside city devoted to all things maritime. From the popular Mystic Seaport, a recreated 19th-century seafaring village, to the newly updated Mystic Aquarium, where you can mingle with beluga whales, seals and dolphins, there is something nautical at every turn. The Colonial period buildings of Olde Mystick Village offer a few tasty seafood restaurants, historical atmosphere and a multitude of unique gift shops. While most of Mystic's attractions have a marine theme, there are a couple of exceptions: landlubbers may want to check out the Mystic Art Association's galleries and studios, which... more Swab the decks, batten down the hatches and get ready to set sail for a weekend of adventure in Mystic, Connecticut's seaside city devoted to all things maritime. From the popular Mystic Seaport, a recreated 19th-century seafaring village, to the newly updated Mystic Aquarium, where you can mingle with beluga whales, seals and dolphins, there is something nautical at every turn. The Colonial period buildings of Olde Mystick Village offer a few tasty seafood restaurants, historical atmosphere and a multitude of unique gift shops. While most of Mystic's attractions have a marine theme, there are a couple of exceptions: landlubbers may want to check out the Mystic Art Association's galleries and studios, which showcase the work of local and regional artists. Or have a lunch at Mystic Pizza, the eatery made famous by the Julia Roberts movie of the same name. From restaurants with plenty of crayons and kid's menus to hotels with puppet shows and bedtime story hours, everything about Mystic is geared toward children, making it a fun and educational family getaway. And for adults, the nearby Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casino complexes are a sure bet for entertainment. less

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Charles W. Morgan
Charles W. Morgan
Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
Attraction type: Ships
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Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Owner description: Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America's... more Owner description: Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Historic Sites; Ships
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Mystic River Bascule Bridge
Mystic River Bascule Bridge
Attraction type: Bridges
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Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Aquarium
Owner description: Journey into the aquatic world at this combination tourist attraction and research facility, where every underwater creature is more amazing than the last. Exhibits put you in... more Owner description: Journey into the aquatic world at this combination tourist attraction and research facility, where every underwater creature is more amazing than the last. Exhibits put you in close proximity to whales, penguins, sea lions and a 30,000-gallon tank, where exotic fish from around the world strut their stuff. less
Attraction type: Aquariums
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Olde Mistick Village
Olde Mistick Village
Owner description: This recreated 18th-century New England village offers a refreshing change from shopping malls as we know them. Browse or buy in the more than 60 small shops or dine in one of... more Owner description: This recreated 18th-century New England village offers a refreshing change from shopping malls as we know them. Browse or buy in the more than 60 small shops or dine in one of this charming setting's many eateries. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Pita Spot
The Pita Spot
Ranked #1 of 82 Restaurants in Mystic
Price: $5 - $23
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
S & P Oyster Co
S & P Oyster Co
Ranked #2 of 82 Restaurants in Mystic
Price:
Cuisines: American, Chowder, Seafood, Grill, South American
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Captain Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant and Pub
Captain Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #3 of 82 Restaurants in Mystic
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood, Pub
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Oyster Club
Oyster Club
Ranked #4 of 82 Restaurants in Mystic
Price: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Johnny's Peking Tokyo
Johnny's Peking Tokyo
Ranked #5 of 82 Restaurants in Mystic
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Pequot Hotel  B and B
Pequot Hotel B and B
$95 - $175
Ranked #5 of 12 Mystic B&B and Inns
Harbour Inne and Cottage
Harbour Inne and Cottage
$70 - $170
Ranked #6 of 12 Mystic B&B and Inns
Howard Johnson Mystic
2.0 of 5
Howard Johnson Mystic
$85 - $200
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Mystic
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Steamboat Inn
Steamboat Inn
$125 - $325
Ranked #1 of 12 Mystic B&B and Inns
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Mermaid Inn of Mystic
Mermaid Inn of Mystic
$175 - $225
Ranked #2 of 12 Mystic B&B and Inns
House of 1833
House of 1833
$179 - $235
Ranked #3 of 12 Mystic B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Marriott Mystic Hotel and Spa
4.0 of 5
Marriott Mystic Hotel and Spa
$183 - $342
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Groton
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Mohegan Sun
4.0 of 5
Mohegan Sun
$212 - $754
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Uncasville
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