Mystic is a southeastern Connecticut seaside community dating to 1684. It is not a town or city, but the name refers to a zip code overlapping surrounding towns containing museums, art galleries, and local casinos. Plentiful accommodations await visitors to Mystic, including bed & breakfast inns, name brand lodgings and luxury suites. Make reservations in advance for popular hotels in Mystic, including the Inn at Mystic, Steamboat Inn, Carriage House, Whalers Inn and Whitehall Mansion Inn.
Visit the Mystic Aquarium on Coogan Boulevard, open daily with plenty of interactive exhibits and featuring an in-house marine research center. More personalized encounters, arranged in advance, allow trainers to accompany visitors swimming among beluga whales or penguins.
For this seafaring town, seafood is on the menu at most Mystic restaurants. Try the Mystic Oyster Club on Water Street. Other dining venues offer Italian pizza, American bistro fare, and Mediterranean cuisine.
Visit the Mystic Seaport Village to experience life in a coastal whaling community. Explore historic vessels and visit the preservation shipyard. An event schedule of enactments and activities is available at the visitor center.
Visit B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill, Blue Slope Country Museum and Denison Homestead Museum. Art Galleries within Mystic include Trade Winds Gallery and Katya's White Nights Gallery and Bead Emporium, all conveniently located near many Mystic hotels.
The Olde Mistick Village is a group of revitalized buildings resembling a 1720s New England Village. It has over 60 shops and a variety of restaurants near hotel Mystic.