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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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Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport
Owner description: Climb on a whaling ship, raise a ship's sails or simply meander around this extraordinary world of all things maritime, where there is a multitude of things to see and do... more Owner description: Climb on a whaling ship, raise a ship's sails or simply meander around this extraordinary world of all things maritime, where there is a multitude of things to see and do. America's largest maritime museum, the complex comprises a recreated 19th-century seafaring village, exhibit galleries and a shipyard with the most extensive collection of boats in the U.S. 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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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 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
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
S & P Oyster Co
S & P Oyster Co
Ranked #2 of 82 restaurants in Mystic
Price:
Cuisines: American, Seafood, South American, Grill
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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: American, Italian, Seafood, Native American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Lis Bake Shop
Lis Bake Shop
Ranked #4 of 82 restaurants in Mystic
Cuisines: Bakery
Good for: Families with children
Mystic Oyster Club
Mystic Oyster Club
Ranked #5 of 82 restaurants in Mystic
Price:
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Harbour Inne and Cottage
Harbour Inne and Cottage
$70 - $170
Ranked #5 of 13 Mystic B&B and Inns
Comfort Inn
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn
$73 - $155
Ranked #8 of 12 hotels in Mystic
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Stardust
2.0 of 5
Stardust
$55 - $130
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

House of 1833
House of 1833
$139 - $295
Ranked #1 of 13 Mystic B&B and Inns
Mermaid Inn of Mystic
Mermaid Inn of Mystic
$175 - $225
Ranked #2 of 13 Mystic B&B and Inns
Steamboat Inn
Steamboat Inn
$125 - $325
Ranked #3 of 13 Mystic B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

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Marriott Mystic Hotel and Spa
4.0 of 5
Marriott Mystic Hotel and Spa
$201 - $377
Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Groton
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Mohegan Sun
5.0 of 5
Mohegan Sun
$196 - $896
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Uncasville
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