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2908, 2023

50th Anniversary of the Mystic Aquarium

August 29th, 2023|Categories: think attractions|

50th Anniversary of the Mystic Aquarium 2023 has been a very big year for Mystic! First, our sensational town was named the Fourth Best Travel Destination by USA Today! This year we are also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Mystic Aquarium! There will be a huge celebration to honor the anniversary in October! Keep reading to learn more about the aquarium and what it stands for, and all the details about the 50th anniversary celebration! History of the Aquarium The Mystic Aquarium, then owned by Kelvin Smith, first opened in 1973. He chose Mystic as the location because [...]

2507, 2023

The Mystic Pass

July 25th, 2023|Categories: think attractions, think recreation|

By now, we all know that Mystic, Connecticut was voted the #4 best Summer travel destination in the country by USA Today- and with good reason! Mystic is an amazing spot to visit, with so much to see and do. Two of the most popular places to add to your summer bucket list are the Mystic Seaport Museum and the Mystic Aquarium. With the Mystic Pass, you can purchase tickets to both the seaport and aquarium together, and save on admission to both attractions! The Mystic Seaport Museum’s grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River [...]

1906, 2023

Live Music in Mystic Connecticut

June 19th, 2023|Categories: think attractions, think dining|

Live Music in Mystic Connecticut If you're looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat and a drink with friends, see a great show, or dance the night away, then you’ve come to the right place! Mystic has everything from small acoustic gigs, to jazz shows, to rock and roll and everything in between. We’ve rounded up some of the best spots in Mystic for live music! Captain Daniel Packer Inne Captain Daniel Packer Inne has a pub downstairs from their dining room, where they have live music each night. The pub is renowned as much for the [...]

1906, 2023

Historical Hotels in Mystic Connecticut

June 19th, 2023|Categories: think lodging|

Historical Hotels in Mystic Connecticut Mystic Connecticut was first settled in 1654, and has a rich maritime history. There are a variety of architectural styles here in town, thanks to the prosperous seafaring citizens who built up the village years ago. There are many buildings that still exist from the 19th century, and some from even earlier! Here, we’re going to highlight three historical hotels in Mystic that are amazing places to stay. Haley Mansion The Haley Mansion is a Colonial Revival mansion that was built in 1904 by Katherine Haley, widow of Albert Haley who was one of [...]

1906, 2023

Mystic Named Fourth Best Travel Destination by USA Today

June 19th, 2023|Categories: think attractions, think dining, think lodging, think recreation, think shopping|

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. [...]

1906, 2023

What’s New at Olde Mistick Village

June 19th, 2023|Categories: think attractions, think shopping|

What’s New at Olde Mistick Village Who doesn’t love a stroll through Olde Mistick Village? With over fifty unique shops and eateries, you’re sure to find something exciting every time you visit. There are some recent new additions to the Village, and we can’t wait to share them with you! Trattoria Amalfi The owners of The Mariner and Via Emilia, Shaun Golan and Jakub Andros, have opened a new restaurant in Olde Mistick Village, Trattoria Amalfi. Inspired by flavors from the Italian coastline, Trattoria Amalfi focuses on the freshest local seafood, seasonal ingredients and of course, their famous fresh [...]

2303, 2023

Easter events in Mystic

March 23rd, 2023|Categories: think attractions, think dining, think recreation|

Easter events in Mystic Easter is right around the corner, falling on April 9th this year. It means that Spring is here, and with it, hopefully some warmer temperatures! Easter also means family, traditions, fun, and lots of yummy candy! If you’re looking for some fun activities to do with the kids, or a great restaurant to enjoy an Easter meal, you’ll want to keep reading! Woodland Egg Hunt Celebrate spring with a Woodland Egg Hunt! Stroll the trails of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in search of eggs, and trade in your found eggs for wooden ones. Meet [...]

103, 2023

Mystic Irish Parade

March 1st, 2023|Categories: think attractions, think recreation|

Mystic Irish Parade March is an exciting month for Mystic! This year marks the 18th annual Mystic Irish Parade through the streets of downtown. The parade will be bigger and better than ever, with live Irish music, dancing, and more! To go along with the parade, there are many other exciting events in town, from restaurant specials, to live band performances. If you haven’t experienced an Irish Parade in Mystic, now’s your chance to get in on all the shenanigans! Mystic Irish Parade On Sunday March 19th 2023, the Mystic Irish Parade will kick off at 1pm! It will begin at [...]

1901, 2023

Best Little Bookstores in Mystic

January 19th, 2023|Categories: think shopping|

Best Little Bookstores in Mystic Whether you’re an avid reader, or just someone who picks up a book occasionally, there’s nothing quite like browsing the shelves of a bookstore and immersing yourself in a world of imagination. And now that winter is here, it’s the perfect time to grab a novel and a blanket and head to your favorite spot with a book. Keep reading for three of our favorite little bookstores in Mystic, Connecticut. Bank Square Books  Bank Square Books is a locally owned and independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Mystic. They offer a wide [...]

2112, 2022

Christmas Movies filmed in and around Mystic

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

Christmas Movies filmed in and around Mystic The Holiday season is here! There is so much to do during this exciting time- from Christmas parades and tree lighting ceremonies, to holiday parties and family gatherings.  But one of the nicest ways to enjoy the season is to settle in for the evening with a warm drink and watch a holiday movie. Christmas movies just have a way of making you happy. Did you know that some Christmas movies have been filmed right here in town? Mystic really is an idyllic spot for a holiday movie, and these three really captured the [...]