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1905, 2022

One Hundred Years of the Mystic River Bridge

May 19th, 2022|Categories: think attractions, think recreation|

One Hundred Years of the Mystic River Bridge Mystic is famous for many things, for example, Mystic Pizza, the Mystic Aquarium, and the Mystic Seaport Museum. However one of the most popular attractions, captivating the attention of locals and visitors alike, is the Mystic River Bascule Bridge. This year is the one hundred year anniversary of the Mystic Drawbridge. To celebrate this momentous occasion, there are events scheduled all spring and summer long, culminating in an epic celebration in October. Read on to learn more about all the ways we’re celebrating the drawbridge! Outer Light Brewing Outer Light Brewing [...]

1905, 2022

Mystic River Activities

May 19th, 2022|Categories: think recreation|

Mystic River Activities The warm, sunny weather we’ve been enjoying lately has us ready to spend our days out on the water. There are several options, right here in town, that allow you to get out and enjoy the beautiful Mystic River. Read on to learn about three Mystic River activities that will not disappoint! Argia Mystic Cruises Located at Steamboat Wharf in downtown Mystic, the Schooner Argia offers daily sailing trips and sunset cruises on an 81 foot sailing ship. You’ll get to explore the village of Mystic and surrounding islands and enjoy scenic coastlines and lighthouses, all [...]

2704, 2022

Fun Facts About the Mystic River Bascule Bridge

April 27th, 2022|Categories: think attractions|

Fun Facts About the Mystic River Bascule Bridge What’s one destination in town that visitors and locals of Mystic just can’t get enough of? The Mystic River Bascule Bridge. Known to most as the Mystic Drawbridge, it connects the two sides of downtown Mystic that are divided by the Mystic River. Here are some of our favorite facts about the Mystic Drawbridge! Construction began on the bridge in 1919 and opened to the public on July 19th, 1922. It replaced a swing bridge that stood there previously. Until 1928 the bridge carried street cars. The bridge is very unique because all [...]

1904, 2022

Get Your Garden Spring Ready in Mystic

April 19th, 2022|Categories: think recreation|

Get Your Garden Spring Ready in Mystic Spring is in the air and it’s time to start thinking about your gardens! There’s nothing better than a flower garden bursting with bright colors, or a vegetable garden full of delicious veggies for your family to enjoy. Whether you go all out with many large gardens, or just have a few planters on your steps, check out these stores in and around Mystic to help get your garden ready! Stonington Gardens Stonington Gardens, located on Lantern Hill Rd.  in Mystic, is a garden center and landscape company that has been in [...]

2503, 2022

Spring Happenings in Mystic

March 25th, 2022|Categories: think attractions|

Spring Happenings in Mystic Well, it’s officially Spring! We’ve turned the clocks ahead, we’re enjoying the longer days, and are excited for the warm Spring weather! We’re ready to get outside and celebrate the season, so we came up with a list of fun things to do in Mystic this Spring! Mystic Irish Parade The Mystic Irish Parade returns this year after a two year hiatus. The parade kicks off Sunday, March 27th at 1pm in beautiful Mystic. Beginning at the Seaport, over 2,000 marchers will make their way downtown and will finish up at the Mystic Museum of [...]

1103, 2022

Coffee in Mystic

March 11th, 2022|Categories: think dining|

Coffee in Mystic Who doesn’t love sitting back and relaxing with an iced coffee on a warm summer day? Or warming up in the dead of winter with a hot cup of joe? Specialty coffee shops and roasters have grown increasingly popular and have enchanted patrons with their coffee creations. If you’re looking to grab a cold brew while you’re out and about, or sit and chat with friends over some espressos, this list of the best places to get coffee in Mystic is for you! Mystic Depot Roasters Located in the historic Mystic Train Station, Mystic Depot Roasters [...]

2202, 2022

“Out of the Box” Activities in Mystic

February 22nd, 2022|Categories: think attractions, think recreation|

“Out of the Box” Activities in Mystic Are you ever tired of doing the same old things with your friends? Dinners and drinks are fun, but how about trying something new and exciting instead? If you need some inspiration to try something “out of the box” in Mystic, here’s a list of fun things you can do next time you go out with your friends. Mystified  Mystified is the perfect activity for friends and family, date nights, and anyone looking for a challenge! At Mystified, you can choose between tackling an escape room or trying your luck on a [...]

1702, 2022

Must Try Winter Activities in Mystic

February 17th, 2022|Categories: think recreation|

Must Try Winter Activities in Mystic Although this winter weather may make you want to hunker down until Spring, don’t let the cold temps deter you from enjoying yourself! There are so many activities and events that are made for winter fun! We’ve put together a list of “must try” winter activities in Mystic. Mystic Seaport Ice Festival The Mystic Seaport is holding its annual Ice Festival February 19th through the 21st. Bundle up and enjoy ice sculpture demonstrations, games, crafts and live music. Warm up by the fire with hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows. Walk through the planetarium [...]

2001, 2022

Hair Salons in Mystic

January 20th, 2022|Categories: think recreation|

Hair Salons in Mystic Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love going to the hair salon and getting their hair done? Nothing beats relaxing in a chair, chatting with your stylist, while having your hair taken care of. If you’re looking for an amazing salon, look no further than these three options, right here in Mystic. Salon Golden Salon Golden, a curated salon and shop, is an amazing new addition to Mystic. They have created a space that is eclectic and welcoming, with knowledgeable stylists that have been in the industry for years. You can choose from an array of [...]

1801, 2022

Antique shopping in Mystic

January 18th, 2022|Categories: think shopping|

Antique shopping in Mystic There are many reasons people love to buy antique and vintage items. An appreciation of quality, rediscovering parts of our past, and a connection to an era gone by are just examples. Mystic has a trove of antique and thrift shops worth exploring on your next visit. Here are just a few of our favorites! Mine In Mystic  Mine in Mystic is one of the most fun shops to browse while in Mystic. It’s not just a shop, it’s a charming environment filled with everything from furniture and crystals, to vintage treasures. You will find [...]