2110, 2022

Halloween Happenings in Mystic 2022

October 21st, 2022|Categories: think recreation|

Halloween Happenings in Mystic 2022 Halloween is right around the corner! By now the kids have their costumes ready to go, and are bursting with excitement! If you’re looking for some fun, family friendly Halloween events in Mystic, we have all the details here! Jack-o-Lantern Walk  Mystic Seaport’s annual Jack-o-Lantern Walk is back! This year, the event is being held October 25th through the 29th, from 5:30-8:30.  Stroll along some of the darker, often overlooked portions of the museum property and enjoy the spectacle of several hundred lit jack-o-lanterns on display! Then play a lawn game, enjoy some live music, [...]

1209, 2022

Newest Bars to Visit in Mystic, Connecticut

September 12th, 2022|Categories: think dining|

Newest Bars to Visit in Mystic, Connecticut Mystic is well known for its Seaport Museum, expansive Aquarium, and beautiful coastal location. Mystic is also recognized for its eclectic selection of restaurants and bars. Here are three of the newest spots in town you definitely need to visit for some delicious food and a drink! The Port of Call The Port of Call is a newly opened cocktail bar in Mystic. The nautical bar features a menu that’s influenced by international port cities around the world, as a nod to Mystic’s rich maritime history. The inviting horseshoe bar was made [...]

2308, 2022

Fall Events at Olde Mistick Village

August 23rd, 2022|Categories: think attractions, think recreation|

Fall Events at Olde Mistick Village “...And all at once, summer collapsed into Fall.” -Oscar Wilde It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end, but with that comes the start of beautiful Fall. The autumn season means different things to different people. Some look forward to resuming a routine with children back in school, the shorter days and cooler nights, pumpkins, apple cider, and Halloween. Others enjoy watching football games and leaf-peeping. In many areas, autumn is a season of harvest. Leaves change to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red and are breathtaking to view. Olde Mistick [...]

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 [...]