Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Mystic

Mystic Seaport Museum

More than a museum, Mystic Seaport is the re-creation of an entire New England whaling village spread over 17 acres of the former George Greenman & Co Shipyard. To re-create the past, 60 historic buildings, four…
Top Choice American in Mystic

Captain Daniel Packer Inne

This 1754 historic house has a low-beam ceiling and creaky floorboards. On the lower pub level, you'll find regulars at the bar, a good selection of beer on tap and excellent pub grub: try the fish and chips. Upstai…
Top Choice Seafood in Mystic

Oyster Club

Offering casual fine dining at its best, this is the place locals come to knock down oysters on the deck out back. Grilled lobster and pan-roasted monkfish or flounder feature alongside veal, steak and a drool-worth…
Art in Mystic

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

In mid-August, Mystic hosts 300 international arts and craftspeople and attracts around 85,000 visitors.
Farm in Mystic

Coogan Farm

Opened in Sep 2014, this public-access 45-acre historic farm and nature center affords sweeping views of the Mystic River. Maintained by volunteers, the property features miles of walking tracks and protects two Sto…
Aquarium in Mystic

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration

This state-of-the-art aquarium boasts more than 6000 species of sea creatures, as well as an outdoor viewing area for watching seals and sea lions below the waterline and a penguin pavilion. The aquarium's most famo…
Ice Cream in Mystic

Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream

Strolling through town is best done with an ice-cream cone in hand. Some of the more quirky flavors, such as pumpkin pie and southern peach, are seasonal, but on any given day there will be something innovative to t…
Modern American in Mystic

Harbour House Restaurant

Reserve a window table with a view overlooking the grounds of the Inn at Mystic or grab a seat by the wood-fired oven for the upscale yet informally presented fare here. The seafood crepes are exquisite, the pasta f…
Nature Reserve in Mystic

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

Linked by walking trails to Coogan Farm, this nature center and natural history museum has more than 10 miles of walking trails, an animal rehabilitation facility, and runs an array of educational programs for adult…
Burgers in Mystic

Engine Room

Promising beer, bourbon and burgers, this place delivers. Evocatively set in the old Lathrup Marine Engine building, it's an excellent place to eat and drink, even for vegetarians.