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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

All things to do » Things to do

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
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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 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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Historic Downtown Mystic
Historic Downtown Mystic
Attraction type: Scenic Walking Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Frank's Gourmet Grille
Frank's Gourmet Grille
Ranked #1 of 100 Restaurants in Mystic
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Latitude 41 Restaurant and Tavern
Latitude 41 Restaurant and Tavern
Ranked #2 of 100 Restaurants in Mystic
Price: $19 - $34
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
S & P Oyster Co
S & P Oyster Co
Ranked #3 of 100 Restaurants in Mystic
Price: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Grill
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, 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 #4 of 100 Restaurants in Mystic
Price: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Mezza
Mezza
Ranked #5 of 100 Restaurants in Mystic
Price: $5 - $23
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Howard Johnson Inn Mystic
2.0 of 5
Howard Johnson Inn Mystic
$103 - $260
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Mystic
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Brigadoon of Mystic
Brigadoon of Mystic
$105 - $150
Ranked #5 of 12 Mystic B&B and Inns
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Pequot Hotel  B and B
Pequot Hotel B and B
$95 - $175
Ranked #6 of 12 Mystic B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Steamboat Inn
Steamboat Inn
$125 - $325
Ranked #1 of 12 Mystic B&B and Inns
The Whaler's Inn
3.0 of 5
The Whaler's Inn
$215 - $318
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Mystic
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Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic
$162 - $325
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Mystic
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Spicer Mansion
4.0 of 5
Spicer Mansion
$365 - $688
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Mystic
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The Fox Tower at Foxwoods
4.0 of 5
The Fox Tower at Foxwoods
$190 - $675
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Mashantucket
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The Ocean House
5.0 of 5
The Ocean House
$384 - $3,013
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Watch Hill
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