Mystic Named Fourth Best Travel Destination by USA Today

Brace yourselves as Mystic, Connecticut, has just been crowned the glorious fourth best summer travel destination in the entire nation by none other than USA Today! That’s right, this charming New England gem has left countless destinations across the United States in its dust, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you dive into the depths of the awe-inspiring aquarium, traverse the captivating Mystic Seaport, indulge in a sensational shopping spree at Olde Mistick Village, or stroll through the vibrant streets downtown. Prepare to be blown away as this coastal haven dominates the competition, leaving no doubt as to why it reigns supreme at the very top of the list!

USA Today and 10Best editors, along with a panel of experts, put together a shortlist of their must-see places for a summer vacation. It was then left to the readers themselves to cast their votes and unleash their collective power to unveil the undisputed champions of this prestigious list. Mystic was voted the number four travel spot in the country!

Here’s what USA Today had to say about Mystic:

“You might remember this New England village from the ’80s film “Mystic Pizza,” but it’s even more enchanting in real life. Cruise aboard a sailboat, zip line at TreeTrails Adventure Park, see the wildlife at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center or get a little shopping done downtown. 10Best contributor Linda Laban says it’s now one of the country’s top food destinations, so explore after grabbing a slice at the famous pizza parlor.”

Our seaside village is not only well known for its Aquarium and Seaport; it has become a haven for foodies from across the country. Local eateries are catching the nation’s attention, with write ups in Esquire magazine and the New York Post praising the area’s diverse culinary offerings and the chefs producing them.

The summer season unofficially began Memorial Day weekend, and as expected, Mystic was booming. According to the Chamber of Commerce, they are expecting an increase in the number of visitors this summer, in part due to the USA Today article. This is great news for local businesses! Tourism is a big part of Mystic, and receiving this national recognition is so exciting, as it lets more people know about the beauty of Mystic. Mystic will always be #1 in our hearts, but the fourth best in the country is pretty amazing!

Are you planning a trip to Mystic this summer? Tell us all about it! Don’t forget to tag @think_mystic so we can share!