Hotels in the Mystic Region

New England has a long maritime history that’s on full display in Mystic, Connecticut. Hugging a breathtaking stretch of the Connecticut coastline, Mystic has a little bit of something for everyone. Spend the day relaxing on the beach or browse the charming boutiques and grab a bite to eat along main street in downtown Mystic. Explore a 19th-century seafaring village at Mystic Seaport where you can climb aboard historic boats and learn about Connecticut’s rich connection to the sea.

Nestled right along the beautiful Connecticut River, Mystic Seaport is a family-friendly destination with hands-one activities and a renowned maritime museum. Don’t miss a chance to see the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world. Come in June to enjoy Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea. Foodies should keep an eye out for the annual Chowder Days in the fall and the Lobster Festival during the summer.

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Tour the Scenic Coastline

Situated right along the Connecticut River just minutes from the scenic coastline, Mystic is a popular maritime destination for history, family fun and seafaring adventure. Follow the New England Maritime Trail for a stunning road trip along the Connecticut Coast where you can stop in at seafood shacks and relaxing beaches.

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Historic Seafaring Village

See what is was like to live in a 19th-century nautical village at Mystic Seaport, a top destination for family fun in Connecticut. Climb aboard historic tall ships and the world’s oldest whaling boat. Learn about the maritime history of New England and come to Mystic for annual festival that focus on everything from music to food.

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Discover Maritime History

Dive into the captivating maritime life of New England at Mystic Seaport. Museum exhibits include a shipyard gallery, contemporary marine art, antique schooners, and 60 historic buildings that you can explore. Watch sailors sing sea chanties as they haul sails and tie ropes just like they did 150 years ago.

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Explore the New England Coast

Enjoy a slice of the breathtaking New England coast in Connecticut. During summer time, put on your swimsuit and head for the beaches. Just minutes from Mystic, you will find beautiful stretches of coastline with pristine white sands. From the Mystic Marina, you can take a boat tour of Long Island Sound.

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