Mystic's Coastal Charm

Mystic Connecticut is a town that radiates New England charm. It’s a seaside getaway nestled between Boston and New York and home of the Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and Olde Mistick Village, making it a great seaside retreat for all interests and ages.

Mystic Aquarium

One of New England’s most popular attractions, Mystic Aquarium has attractions that range from exotic marine life collections to live animal shows to penguins. At Mystic Aquarium visitors come face-to-face with New England’s only beluga whales and sea lions. Visitors can also enjoy the Aquarium’s newest exhibits, “Jellies: The Ocean in Motion and Sense-Sational Seas,” and “Challenge of the Deep,” the area of the museum where Dr. Robert Ballard displays film and finds from his deep-sea expeditions including deep sea thermal vents.

Olde Mistick Village

Olde Mistick Village has the look and feel of a charming New England town, with small independent shops and restaurants. Old Mistick Village is a change from the ordinary mall experience, and has become the most popular shopping center for locals and visitors because of its unique collection of shops. Many one-of-a-kind handmade items are created by local craftsmen, or imported from all over the world. Old Mistick village is also known for its restaurants that offer everything from imaginative snacks to full-course meals.

Mystic Seaport – The Museum of America and the Sea

Mystic Seaport -- The Museum of America and the Sea is the nation's leading maritime museum. Visitors can explore American maritime history, watch a working preservation shipyard in action, walk onto historic tall ships, and explore re-created 19th-century coastal villages. Visitors can also view Mystic Seaport by voyaging out on the Mystic River by captaining their own boat, taking a charter, or participating in a 30-minute cruise.