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2107, 2022

Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival

July 21st, 2022|Categories: think attractions, think recreation|

Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival This August 13th and 14th, the 64th annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival returns for another year of amazing arts and crafts. Planned and executed by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, this event draws thousands of people from all over New England to downtown Mystic. The festival showcases art work from more than 200 artists from all over the United States. The festival stretches over two miles on the streets of downtown Mystic, and features oils, watercolors, photographs, pastels, sculpture, woodwork, comics, acrylics, textiles and more.  The Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival is the biggest and oldest art festival in [...]

2107, 2022

Connecticut Summer at the Museum, 2022

July 21st, 2022|Categories: think attractions, think recreation|

Connecticut Summer at the Museum, 2022 After last year’s success, Governor Ned Lamont is bringing back the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program! This program offers free admission to Connecticut children 18 and under (and one accompanying adult) to the Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport! Take advantage of the free admission now through September 5th! Mystic Aquarium is proud to participate in the 2022 CT Summer at the Museum program. Advanced tickets are required, as quantities are limited, and tickets do sell out!  To allow the most people a chance to take advantage of this program, [...]

2306, 2022

Top Spots for Cocktails With Your Girlfriends

June 23rd, 2022|Categories: think recreation|

Top Spots for Cocktails With Your Girlfriends The warmer months are upon us, which means lots of fun in the sun with your besties. Nothing is better than being with your girlfriends, sharing some laughs, and unwinding while sipping cocktails in a refreshing environment. Here are some of our favorite spots in Mystic to grab drinks with your girlfriends. Mix at Sift Mix Rooftop and Bar is a garden oasis rooftop cocktail bar serving hand-crafted cocktails, wines, and local beers, with a playful food menu. Their cocktail offerings are unique and fun, with options like Lemon Meringue Tie, Pineapple [...]

2306, 2022

Top Al Fresco Dinner Spots in Mystic

June 23rd, 2022|Categories: think dining|

Top Al Fresco Dinner Spots in Mystic Now that the summer season is here, we’re beyond excited for some al fresco meals. Warmer temperatures and sunny skies just call for dinners outside! With ocean views, live music, fire pits and more, there are so many great options in Mystic for dining al fresco. Here are some of our favorites! Dog Watch Mystic The sister location to Dog Watch Cafe, Dog Watch Mystic is the perfect outdoor dining spot for families, with plenty of lawn games, gardens, and a fire pit. They specialize in authentic, house-smoked BBQ, along with other [...]

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 [...]