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The Company of Craftsmen, Mystic, Ct.
View of Mystic River, Downtown Mystic, Ct.
Rochelle's, boutique on Cottrell St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.

Mystic is a lively town with great attractions, and in downtown Mystic, you will find unique shopping and waterfront dining. The shops are eclectic and fun. (Read More)


There are boutiques, galleries, gift shops, and home decor shops as well as a book store, a vinyl record store and a shop with clocks, games, gadgets and desk accessories. There are galleries, including one with New England area historical maps. Don't forget toys and puzzles at the independent toy shop. Marine consignment, nautically themed clothing shops, a fine artisan made crafts shop, several jewelry shops, an army navy store, art galleries, a children's clothing shop, women's clothing boutiques, and gift shops can all be found near the Mystic Drawbridge in this picturesque riverfront town. Year round events keep locals and tourists alike visiting West Main, Cottrell and Holmes Streets to shop, eat and stroll near the scenic Mystic River. (Less)


Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic is a lively town with great attractions, and in downtown Mystic, you will find unique shopping and waterfront dining. The shops are eclectic and fun. There are boutiques, galleries, gift shops, and home decor shops as well as a book store, a vinyl record store and a shop with clocks, games, gadgets and desk accessories. There are galleries, including one with New England area historical maps. Don't forget toys and puzzles at the independent toy shop. Marine consignment, nautically themed clothing shops, a fine artisan made crafts shop, several jewelry shops, an army navy store, art galleries, a children's clothing shop, women's clothing boutiques, and gift shops can all be found near the Mystic Drawbridge in this picturesque riverfront town. Year round events keep locals and tourists alike visiting West Main, Cottrell and Holmes Streets to shop, eat and stroll near the scenic Mystic River.

Shops
Adore - unique gifts, decor, artwork, accessories, jewelry; American and international items; 16 W. Main St. 860-980-3908WEBSITE
Adventure Mystic - Outdoor apparel; sales and rental of kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, skateboards, accessories and equipment; Paddle Mystic rentals and lessons; 15 Holmes St. 860-245-6086WEBSITE
Bank Square Books - independent bookseller; also cards, calendars, puzzle books, maps; 53 W. Main St. 860-536-3795WEBSITE
Bee's Knees - accessories, items for the garden, tea, gifts; 2 Pearl St. 860-536-2337WEBSITE
Black Dog General Store - casual clothing for men, women, children; also, items for dogs; gifts; 27 W. Main St. 860-245-0855WEBSITE
Blue Horse Children's Shop - quality children's clothing; communion, christening outfits; formal wear; gifts; 1 W. Main St. 860-536-4895WEBSITE
Candy Shop - candy store in Mystic River Park; 10 Cottrell St. 860-326-8822WEBSITE
Catherine M - women's clothing boutique; outerwear, shoes; 33 W. Main St. 860-572-0817WEBSITE
Company of Craftsmen - fine contemporary jewelry, pottery; glass, wood & metal hand crafted items; 43 W. Main St. 860-536-4189WEBSITE
Dexter & Company - jewelry shop; custom designs, repair, engraving, watches, charms; 36 W. Main St. 860-536-9506WEBSITE
Fatface - British designed clothing for men, women and children; casual, durable apparel; 8-10 W. Main St. 860-245-5495WEBSITE
Finer Line Gallery - nautical art; prints and paintings; framing, art supplies, art classes; 48 W. Main St. 860-536-8339WEBSITE
Hang the Moon Mystic - women's clothing, accessories, gifts, candles, novelties; 31 W. Main St. 860-536-6371WEBSITE
Holly Hock Farm Antiques - antique shop in Old Mystic, short drive from downtown Mystic; 41 Main St., Old Mystic 860-536-4700WEBSITE
Island Pursuit - women's and men's brand name sportswear and island styles; 23 West Main St. 860-245-5097WEBSITE
Ivory Ella Mystic - women's casual clothing; tank tops, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, accessories; shop makes donations to Save the Elephants; 12 W. Main St. 860-980-3210WEBSITE
Jooj - women's boutique with clothing, accessories and jewelry; located 3/10 mi. from downtown; 31 Broadway Ave. 860-912-2983WEBSITE
La Cote Mystic - jewelry, wellness products, accessories, body lotions, candles; 16 W. Main St. 860-245-4891WEBSITE
Lamplighter Trading Co. - coffee and tea cafe; pastries; also, diverse selection of prepared foods, t-shirts, jewelry, skin care products; 8 Steamboat Wharf 860-415-8476WEBSITE
Linen Press - home decor items; table linens, bath items; 44 W. Main St. 860-536-5192WEBSITE
Main Street Soap Emporium - bath and body products, bar and liquid soap, hand sanitizer; 22 E. Main St. 860-389-0155WEBSITE
Mallove's of Mystic Jewelry - custom designed jewelry; diamonds; wedding jewelry; Alex & Ani jewelry; 4 Holmes St. 860-536-1600WEBSITE
Manufaktura Factory Store - artistic Polish pottery from Bolestawiec, Poland; bakeware, bowls, plates, serving platters, mugs, cups, table accessories, home decor; 40 West Main St. 860-835-4458WEBSITE
Marine Consignment of Mystic - buy and sell used boats and gear; collectible marine items; kayak rentals; 15 Holmes St. 860-245-0588WEBSITE
Mystical Toys - toy shop; educational toys, craft sets, science kits, card games, classic toys; 4 E. Main St. 860-536-7131WEBSITE
Mystic Aquarium Store - books, toys, games; beluga whale, penguin, seal and sea lion themed items; 55 Coogan Blvd. 860-572-5955WEBSITE
Mystic Army Navy Store - military surplus clothing, camping gear; pins, medals, boots; 37-39 W. Main St. 860-536-1877WEBSITE
Mystic Disc - new, used and rare vinyl records; also cd's and refurbished stereo equipment; 10 Steamboat Wharf 860-536-1312WEBSITE
Mystic Gem Company - rare and unique jewelry; colorful gems; rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings; 10 Cottrell St. 860-572-8134WEBSITE
Mystic Knotwork - personal, decor and gift items handmade created using sailing knot techniques; two downtown locations; 2 Holmes St.; 25 Cottrell St. 860-889-3793WEBSITE
Mystic River Chocolate Cafe - cafe serving drinking chocolate, hot chocolate, coffee, espresso; also, hand-crafted chocolates, truffles, gifts; 12 Water St. 860-910-1914WEBSITE
Mystic River Yarns - varied selection of yarns; also, needles, patterns, accessories; knit and crochet; 14 Holmes St. 860-536-4305WEBSITE
Mystic Seaport Museum Store - unique gifts, maritime books; also, Museum Bookstore; 75 Greenmanville Ave. 860-572-5385WEBSITE
Mystic Sweet Shop - chocolates, candy, fudge, peanut brittle, taffy; 7 W. Main St. 860-536-1616WEBSITE
N. L. Shaw Co. - jewelry from estates, antique jewelry; designer jewelry; mystic themed charms; 50 W. Main St. 860-572-5838WEBSITE
North Swell - sportswear and accessories from local business focused on cleaning our beaches and removing ocean litter; hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, belts, sunglasses; 18 W. Main St. 860-415-9442WEBSITE
Old Mystic General Store - coffee, deli sandwiches, pizza; general store; short drive; 47 Main St., Old Mystic 860-536-7272WEBSITE
Pennywise - men's, women's & children's consignment clothing; also, new factory overstocks; located 1/2 mile from downtown; 22 Greenmanville Ave. 860-572-9232WEBSITE
PepperGrass & Tulip - clothing, gifts, jewelry, accessories; Victorian styled items; 30 W. Main St. 860-536-1516WEBSITE
Radio Waves - CLOSED; clocks, hats, restored radios, collectibles; 29 W. Main St. 860-572-4435WEBSITE
Red Head Heron Antiques and Non - antiques plus new items; located 1/2 mile east of downtown Mystic; 31 Broadway Ave. 860-415-8388WEBSITE
Rochelle's on Cottrell - women's boutique, jewelry, accessories; 11 Cottrell St. 860-415-9445WEBSITE
Rochelle's on Main - women's boutique, jewelry, accessories; 42 West Main St. 860-980-3224WEBSITE
Russ Kramer Gallery - marine artist's original work; boat portraits; 48 W. Main St. 2nd Fl. 813-748-6470WEBSITE
Sea Bags - tote bags and accessories made from recycled sail cloth; nautical designs; 36 W. Main St. 207-239-9907WEBSITE
Shades of Mystic - sunglasses; designer names; 11 Cottrell St. 860-572-0081WEBSITE
Spice and Tea Exchange of Mystic - variety of loose teas; also, spices, seasonings, sugar, salt, and gifts; 6 W. Main St. 860-245-4153WEBSITE
Studio Jeffrey P'an - contemporary art glass; also featuring other artists' work; 25 Roosevelt Ave. 860-536-9274WEBSITE
The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. - jewelry store, including estate and custom jewelry; 9 W. Main St. 860-536-2663WEBSITE
The Rose - women's vintage and new apparel; accessories including evening clutch bags, hats; 13 W. Main St. 860-245-0153WEBSITE
Tidal River Clothing Co. - clothing and accessories, designer names, men's, women's and kid's; 28 W. Main St. 860-536-6371WEBSITE
Trade Winds Gallery - fine art paintings, antique maps, framing service; 5 W. Main St. 860-536-0119WEBSITE
Trove Mystic - gift shop for men; apparel, accessories, games, books, desk accessories, grooming supplies; 15 W. Main St. 860-415-8484WEBSITE
Velvet Mill - mill building housing shops, artists, craftspeople, restaurants; located 4.7 miles east of downtown Mystic; 22 Bayview Ave., Stonington, Ct. 917-915-6340WEBSITE

Downtown Mystic Information - shop, restaurant, and event infoWEBSITE
List of Antique Shops - ctvisit.com; antique shops along Mystic Country Antiques TrailWEBSITE
List of Shops - mystic.org; shop info downtown and surrounding areaWEBSITE
Olde Mistick Village - shopping village of unique shops plus brand name stores; located 1.5 miles north of downtownWEBSITE

General Information
Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center - welcome centers with information about all Mystic has to offer visitors; 2 locations: 62 Greenmanville Ave.; 22 E. Main St. 860-572-9578WEBSITE
Best of Mystic - thisismystic.com; insider info from local point of viewWEBSITE
Family Fun Info - overview of lots of things to do with kids in Mystic and surrounding areaWEBSITE
General Information - Mystic Chamber of CommerceWEBSITE
Overview of Mystic - mystic.orgWEBSITE

Maps
Map with Shops in Downtown Mystic - lighthousemaps.com; downtown MysticWEBSITE
Map with Shops in Downtown Mystic, Mistick Village, Old Mystic - lighthousemaps.comWEBSITE

Restaurants
Abbott's Lobster in the Rough - casual seasonal waterview indoor and outdoor eatery serving lobster and seafood dishes; chowder, lobster rolls, steamers; water access via restaurant dock; 3 mile drive south of downtown Mystic; 117 Pearl St., Noank 860-536-7719WEBSITE
Ancient Mariner - seafood restaurant on W. Main St.; desserts; entertainment schedule; wine tastings; 21 W. Main St. 860-536-5200WEBSITE
Angie's Pizza - pizza, pasta dishes, salads, appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, specials; seasonal outdoor patio; located 1/2 mi. southeast of downtown; 25 Roosevelt Ave. 860-536-7300WEBSITE
Anthony J's Bistro - Italian restaurant; seafood and steak dishes; salads, desserts; in downtown; 6 Holmes St. 860-536-0448WEBSITE
Bartleby's Coffee Cafe - CLOSED, now Young Buns Doughnuts; 46 W. Main St. 860-245-0017WEBSITE
Bravo Bravo - overlooking downtown street; contemporary upscale seafood & pasta menu; desserts; 19 E. Main St. 860-536-1506WEBSITE
Captain Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant and Pub - steak and seafood restaurant in historic inn; live music schedule; located 3/10 mi. south of downtown, near marinas; 32 Water St. 860-536-3555WEBSITE
Chapter One Food and Drink - restaurant serving lunch and dinner, including sandwiches, burgers, salads, entrees, desserts; weekend brunch; 32 W. Main St. 860-245-4123WEBSITE
Costello's Clam Shack - seasonal clam shack with outdoor seating overlooking Mystic River; fried seafood, lobster, chowder, salads, fish tacos; close to Abbott's Lobster, 3 mi. south of downtown Mystic; 145 Pearl St., Noank 860-572-2779WEBSITE
Deviant Donuts - coffee shop with small batch gourmet donuts; 27 Coogan Blvd. 860-415-5045WEBSITE
Engine Room - lunch and dinner restaurant, plus Sunday brunch; serving burgers, sandwiches, dinner entrees, fish and chips, milk shakes; river view in downtown Mystic; 14 Holmes St. 860-415-8117WEBSITE
Frank's Gourmet Grille - lunch and dinner menus, plus salads, sandwiches, seafood dishes, desserts; located 2 mi. north of downtown; 56 Whitehall Ave. 860-415-4666WEBSITE
Friar Tuck's Tavern - tavern restaurant; burgers, soups, sandwiches and wraps, English and Irish dishes, kid's menu; 12 Water St. 860-572-6069WEBSITE
Go Fish - seafood restaurant located in Olde Mistick Village shopping area; raw bar and sushi; 27 Coogan Blvd. 860-536-2662WEBSITE
Grass and Bone - butcher shop and kitchen with some seatings; sandwiches, salads; also, meats, produce and prepared foods; 24 E. Main St. 860-245-4814WEBSITE
Karma Kitchen and Juicery - juice bar, smoothies, salads, wraps, vegan and gluten free options; 15 Holmes St. 860-536-7233WEBSITE
Kitchen Little - large breakfast menu served all day, seafood lunch on weekdays, dinner Thurs.-Sat.; river and marina views, indoor and outdoor seating; located 2.3 mi. from downtown, on Mason Island; 36 Quarry Rd. 860-536-2122WEBSITE
Lamplighter Trading Co. - coffee and tea cafe; pastries; also, diverse selection of prepared foods, t-shirts, jewelry, skin care products; 8 Steamboat Wharf 860-415-8476WEBSITE
Latitude 41 at Mystic Seaport - main dining room & tavern; on Mystic River at Mystic Seaport; 105 Greenmanville Ave. 860-572-5303WEBSITE
Lis Bake Shop - cupcakes, muffins, cookies, pastries; coffee, tea; limited seating; close to river; 15 Holmes St. 860-536-9090WEBSITE
Mango's Ice Cream - ice cream shop across from Mango's Wood Fired Pizza Co. in Olde Mistick Village; 27 Coogan Blvd. 860-245-0811WEBSITE
Mango's Wood Fired Pizza Co. - pizza restaurant also serving salads, appetizers, sandwiches; 27 Coogan Blvd. 860-572-0600WEBSITE
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant - Mexican food, kids menu, desserts; part of chain of restaurants; in town location; 12 Water St. 860-536-4589WEBSITE
Mystic Diner - contemporary diner in modern building off highway, Wi-Fi; plasma TVs, breakfast all day; family friendly; 253 Greenmanville Ave. 860-415-4625WEBSITE
Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream Cafe - homemade ice cream, sandwiches, pastries, hot and cold drinks; 2 W. Main St. 860-572-7978WEBSITE
Mystic Park Ice Cream - ice cream shop at downtown park on Mystic River; 10 Cottrell St. 860-326-8822WEBSITE
Mystic Pizza - pizza restaurant, made famous by the movie, "Mystic Pizza" starring Julia Roberts; 56 W. Main St. 860-536-3737WEBSITE
Mystic River Chocolate Cafe - cafe serving drinking chocolate, hot chocolate, coffee, espresso; also, hand-crafted chocolates, truffles, gifts; 12 Water St. 860-910-1914WEBSITE
Mystic Salad Co. - variety of salads, plus create your own; 12 Cottrell St. 860-245-0382WEBSITE
Mystic Sweets & Ice Cream Shoppe - ice cream, candy, fudge; 7 W. Main St. 860-536-1616WEBSITE
Nana's Bakery and Pizza - fresh baked goods, bread and pizza; organic ingredients; located 1/2 mi. from downtown; 32 Williams Ave. 860-980-3375WEBSITE
Noble Smokehouse - wood fired and slow smoked barbecue plus sides; 4 Roosevelt Ave. 860-415-9564WEBSITE
Old Mystic General Store - coffee, deli sandwiches, pizza; general store; short drive; 47 Main St., Old Mystic 860-536-7272WEBSITE
Oyster Club - oysters, seafood, beef and pork entrees; sea and farm to table menu; also, weekend brunch; indoor dining plus the Treehouse for seasonal outdoor seating; 13 Water St. 860-415-9266WEBSITE
Pasta Fresca and Piadina - Italian deli offering pasta, grinders, salads, soups; 2 Lincoln Ave. 860-572-1245WEBSITE
Peking Tokyo - Japanese and Asian dishes, including sushi and sashimi; 12 Coogan Blvd. 860-572-9991WEBSITE
Pink Basil - Thai dishes, sashimi, sushi, noodles, noodle soups; 27 Coogan Blvd. 860-245-4470WEBSITE
Pizzetta - pizza place in town; locally grown organic ingredients; eco-friendly emphasis; seasonal outdoor dining; 7 Water St. 860-536-4443WEBSITE
Red 36 - waterfront dining in downtown Mystic; seafood entrees, flatbreads, burgers, raw bar, gluten free menu; 2 Washington St. 860-536-3604WEBSITE
Rio Salado - Mexican food restaurant located close to Olde Mistick Village, 1.5 mi. north of downtown; 8 Coogan Blvd. 860-245-5152WEBSITE
Rise - breakfast and lunch restaurant; 10 Water St. 860-415-9519WEBSITE
Rocks 21 - waterfront restaurant at the Inn at Mystic overlooking harbor; indoor and outdoor seating; wood fired pizza, seafood entrees; 3 Williams Ave. 860-536-8817WEBSITE
Samurai Noodle Bar and Grill - Asian restaurant serving pokie bowls, rice bowls, spring rolls, salads, bao buns, noodle soups including pho, sushi, noodle dishes, stir fry, libations; 27 W. Main St. 860-415-9317WEBSITE
Sea View Snack Bar - river view snack bar with outdoor seating serving fried seafood, lobster rolls, clam chowder, burgers, hot dogs, clam fritters, salads; located next to Twisters Ice Cream, 1 mile north of downtown; 145 Greenmanville Ave. 860-572-0096WEBSITE
Shipwright's Daughter - breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant located at the Whaler's Inn in downtown Mystic; weekend brunch; 20 E. Main St. 860-536-7605WEBSITE
Sift Bake Shop - fresh baked goods, including croissants, sticky buns, muffins, scones, macarons, cakes; also, quiche, sandwiches, fresh breads; indoor and outdoor seating; Young Buns Doughnuts around corner; 5 Water St. 860-245-0541WEBSITE
Somewhere In Time - breakfast and lunch cafe; 3175 Gold Star Highway 860-536-1985WEBSITE
S & P Oyster Co. - high end lunch, dinner restaurant on Mystic River; view of drawbridge; children's menu; 1 Holmes St. 860-536-2674WEBSITE
Steak Loft of Mystic - steak and seafood restaurant located in Olde Mistick Village shopping area; 27 Coogan Blvd. 860-536-2661WEBSITE
The Green Marble Coffee House - CHANGED to Lamplighter Trading Co.; good coffee & hot chocolate, bagels, pastries; Wi-Fi; 8 Steamboat Wharf 860-572-0012WEBSITE
The Irons - located at Hilton Hotel; seafood and classic dishes; 20 Coogan Blvd. 860-572-0732WEBSITE
The Mariner - lunch and dinner served; seafood, salads, appetizers, raw bar, fish and chips, lobster roll; located downtown; 21 W. Main St. 860-536-5200WEBSITE
Twisters Ice Cream - seasonal ice cream window with hard and soft ice cream, frozen yogurt, cones, waffle cones, waffle bowls, shakes, slushies, sundaes; river view from outdoor picnic table seating; 1 mi. north of downtown; 135 Greenmanville Ave. 860-536-1100WEBSITE
Via Emilia - Northern Italian dinner restaurant; freshly made pasta; desserts; 24 W. Main St. 860-415-4840WEBSITE
Young Buns Doughnuts - bakery serving homemade doughnuts, plus coffee and tea; local business by the Young family of the Sift Bake Shop also downtown; 46 W. Main St. 860-415-8372WEBSITE

Restaurant Overview for Mystic Area - ctvisit.com; list of restaurants organized by type of foodWEBSITE

Accommodations
Comfort Inn Mystic - hot breakfast; located 1/2 mile to Aquarium and Olde Mistick Village shopping; 48 Whitehall Ave. 860-572-8531WEBSITE
Hampton Inn & Suites - guest rooms and suites, indoor pool, buffet breakfast; located 2 miles north of downtown; 6 Hendel Dr. 860-536-2536WEBSITE
Hilton Mystic - hotel within walk to Olde Mistick Village & aquarium; indoor pool; Mooring restaurant; 20 Coogan Blvd. 860-572-0731WEBSITE
Holiday Inn Express - walk to Olde Mistick Village and Aquarium; continental breakfast, indoor pool; 6 Coogan Blvd. 860-572-9065WEBSITE
House of 1833 Bed and Breakfast - historic landmark mansion with antique decorations, seasonal outdoor pool, gardens; 5 suites, some with fireplace, jacuzzi, porch; gourmet breakfast; 72 N. Stonington Rd. 860-536-6325WEBSITE
Howard Johnson Inn - good value inn walk to Olde Mistick Village & Aquarium; indoor pool; 253 Greenmanville Ave. 860-536-2654WEBSITE
Hyatt Place Mystic - spacious guest rooms, outdoor heated pool, continental breakfast; 224 Greenmanville Ave. 860-536-9997WEBSITE
Inn at Mystic Resort - four buildings; outdoor pool; buffet breakfast and afternoon tea; walk to downtown; 3 Williams Ave. 860-536-9604WEBSITE
Residence Inn - studios & suites w/ kitchens; indoor pool; buffet breakfast; short drive to attractions; 40 Whitehall Ave. 860-536-5150WEBSITE
Steamboat Inn - downtown luxury inn on Mystic River; full breakfast; whirlpool baths, fireplaces; 73 Steamboat Wharf 860-536-8300WEBSITE
Taber Inne & Suites - twelve buildings on two acres; suites too; indoor pool; located 1 mile southeast of downtown; 1/3 mi. to Williams Beach; 66 Williams Ave. 860-536-4904WEBSITE
The Whaler's Inn - downtown historic inn; continental breakfast, Shipwright's Daughter onsite restaurant; 20 E. Main St. 860-536-1506WEBSITE
Whitehall Mansion Inn - historic colonial inn at Residence Inn; cont. brkfst., fireplaces, canopy beds, jacuzzis; 42 Whitehall Ave. 860-572-7280WEBSITE

Bed & Breakfasts of Mystic - thebbmc.com; B&B's and inns in Mystic and surrounding townsWEBSITE
Mystic Accommodations - four vacation rental properties, 3 in Mystic and 1 in NoankWEBSITE

Events, Activities, Attractions
Adventure Mystic - Outdoor apparel; sales and rental of kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, skateboards, accessories and equipment; Paddle Mystic rentals and lessons; 15 Holmes St. 860-245-6086WEBSITE
Argia Mystic Cruises - sailboat cruises from downtown Mystic; seasonal; 15 Holmes St. 860-536-0416WEBSITE
B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill - cider mill Sep-Dec; apple cider, apple wine, cider donuts; north of rt. 95; 129 N. Stonington Rd. 860-536-3354WEBSITE
Blue Heaven and Paddle Board Rentals - seasonal kayak rentals, near Mystic River Park; 2 Washington St. 860-912-4188WEBSITE
Clinton Crossing Premium Outlet - outdoor outlet shopping; located 34 miles south of Mystic; 20-A Killingworth Tpke., Clinton 860-664-0700WEBSITE
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center - nature center, museum, walking trails; short drive; 109 Pequotsepos Rd. 860-536-1216WEBSITE
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat - scenic locomotive train ride; steamboat ride; dinner train too; 1 Railroad Ave., Essex 860-767-0103WEBSITE
Fields of Fire Adventure Park - outdoor climbing park with elevated trails and many zip lines; beginner to advanced levels, reservations required; also, outdoor escape room; 715 Noank Ledyard Rd. 860-449-4628WEBSITE
Historic Harbor Tours of Mystic - 40 minute harbor cruise aboard The Mystic Express, leaving from the dock near the S and P Oyster Co. restaurant and the Mystic River Bridge; 17 passenger boat; 1 Holmes St. 860-222-5037WEBSITE
Indian and Colonial Research Center - historical and genealogical records about the people of Old Mystic and nearby areas; 39 Main St., Old Mystic 860-536-9771WEBSITE
Mystic Aquarium - great aquarium; outdoor exhibits; beluga whales, penguins, seals & sea lions; 55 Coogan Blvd. 860-572-5955WEBSITE
Mystic Boat Adventures - seasonal guided boat tours in 2 person catamarans on the Mystic River; 1 or 3 hour option; located 3 miles south of Downtown Mystic; 145 Pearl St., Noank 877-551-5905WEBSITE
Mystic Museum of Art - art museum, exhibitions, special events, classes; 9 Water St. 860-536-7601WEBSITE
Mystic River Cruises - seasonal river cruise aboard an antique wooden boat for 2-6 people; 2 Washington St. 860-912-3404WEBSITE
Mystic River Historical Society - mystichistory.org; historical exhibits of Mystic, events, self-guided walking tour pamphlets plus online versions; virtual exhibits with photos and videos, online publications; 74 High St. 860-536-4779WEBSITE
Mystic Seaport - maritime history museum with 1800's re-created village; 75 Greenmanville Ave. 860-572-0711WEBSITE
Mystic Whaler Schooner - New London sailing day trips and multi-day vacation cruises; 35 Water St., New London 860-447-1249WEBSITE
Ocean Beach Park - beach w/boardwalk, rides, arcade, food court, pool, mini-golf, waterslide, spray park; 98 Neptune Ave., New London 860-447-3031WEBSITE
Old Lighthouse Museum - small lighthouse and museum with expansive views from top; check hrs; 7 Water St., Stonington 860-535-1440WEBSITE
Project Oceanology - marine science program; check for seal, lighthouse cruises; 1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton 860-445-9007WEBSITE
Saltwater Farm Vineyard - tasting room open seasonally; ck hours; scheduled live music; 349 Elm St., Stonington 860-415-9072WEBSITE
Steamboat Sabino - coal powered steamboat river cruises at Mystic Seaport; seasonal; 75 Greenmanville Ave. 860-572-5315WEBSITE
Stonington Vineyard - tours and wine tasting; 523 Taugwonk Rd., Stonington 860-535-1222WEBSITE
Submarine Force Museum - free museum; located on Thames River in Groton; check hours; 1 Crystal Lake Rd., Groton 860-694-3290WEBSITE
The Boathouse at Mystic Seaport - boat trips & rentals; wooden row boats and sail boats; seasonal; 75 Greenmanville Ave. 860-572-0711WEBSITE
Williams Beach - small public beach with playground; long walk or short drive from downtown Mystic; 1 Harry Austin Dr. 860-536-3575WEBSITE

Kids
Adventure Mystic - Outdoor apparel; sales and rental of kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, skateboards, accessories and equipment; Paddle Mystic rentals and lessons; 15 Holmes St. 860-245-6086WEBSITE
Argia Mystic Cruises - sailboat cruises from downtown Mystic; seasonal; 15 Holmes St. 860-536-0416WEBSITE
B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill - cider mill Sep-Dec; apple cider, apple wine, cider donuts; north of rt. 95; 129 N. Stonington Rd. 860-536-3354WEBSITE
Blue Heaven and Paddle Board Rentals - seasonal kayak rentals, near Mystic River Park; 2 Washington St. 860-912-4188WEBSITE
Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut - educational, hands-on play space; 409 Main St., Niantic 860-691-1111WEBSITE
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center - nature center, museum, walking trails; short drive; 109 Pequotsepos Rd. 860-536-1216WEBSITE
Dinosaur State Park - dinosaur fossil tracks under geodesic dome; trails; south of Hartford; 400 West St., Rocky Hill 860-529-8423WEBSITE
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat - scenic locomotive train ride; steamboat ride; dinner train too; 1 Railroad Ave., Essex 860-767-0103WEBSITE
Fields of Fire Adventure Park - outdoor climbing park with elevated trails and many zip lines; beginner to advanced levels, reservations required; also, outdoor escape room; 715 Noank Ledyard Rd. 860-449-4628WEBSITE
Historic Harbor Tours of Mystic - 40 minute harbor cruise aboard The Mystic Express, leaving from the dock near the S and P Oyster Co. restaurant and the Mystic River Bridge; 17 passenger boat; 1 Holmes St. 860-222-5037WEBSITE
Indian and Colonial Research Center - historical and genealogical records about the people of Old Mystic and nearby areas; 39 Main St., Old Mystic 860-536-9771WEBSITE
Mystic Aquarium - great aquarium; outdoor exhibits; beluga whales, penguins, seals & sea lions; 55 Coogan Blvd. 860-572-5955WEBSITE
Mystic Boat Adventures - seasonal guided boat tours in 2 person catamarans on the Mystic River; 1 or 3 hour option; located 3 miles south of Downtown Mystic; 145 Pearl St., Noank 877-551-5905WEBSITE
Mystic Museum of Art - art museum, exhibitions, special events, classes; 9 Water St. 860-536-7601WEBSITE
Mystic River Cruises - seasonal river cruise aboard an antique wooden boat for 2-6 people; 2 Washington St. 860-912-3404WEBSITE
Mystic River Historical Society - mystichistory.org; historical exhibits of Mystic, events, self-guided walking tour pamphlets plus online versions; virtual exhibits with photos and videos, online publications; 74 High St. 860-536-4779WEBSITE
Mystic Seaport - maritime history museum with 1800's re-created village; 75 Greenmanville Ave. 860-572-0711WEBSITE
Mystic Whaler Schooner - New London sailing day trips and multi-day vacation cruises; 35 Water St., New London 860-447-1249WEBSITE
Ocean Beach Park - beach w/boardwalk, rides, arcade, food court, pool, mini-golf, waterslide, spray park; 98 Neptune Ave., New London 860-447-3031WEBSITE
Old Lighthouse Museum - small lighthouse and museum with expansive views from top; check hrs; 7 Water St., Stonington 860-535-1440WEBSITE
Project Oceanology - marine science program; check for seal, lighthouse cruises; 1084 Shennecossett Rd., Groton 860-445-9007WEBSITE
Steamboat Sabino - coal powered steamboat river cruises at Mystic Seaport; seasonal; 75 Greenmanville Ave. 860-572-5315WEBSITE
Submarine Force Museum - free museum; located on Thames River in Groton; check hours; 1 Crystal Lake Rd., Groton 860-694-3290WEBSITE
The Boathouse at Mystic Seaport - boat trips & rentals; wooden row boats and sail boats; seasonal; 75 Greenmanville Ave. 860-572-0711WEBSITE
Williams Beach - small public beach with playground; long walk or short drive from downtown Mystic; 1 Harry Austin Dr. 860-536-3575WEBSITE
Family Fun Info - overview of lots of things to do with kids in Mystic and surrounding areaWEBSITE

Santa Visits Connecticut Arriving in Mystic by Tugboat

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Mystic Disc, Steamboat Wharf, Downtown Mystic, Ct.
Mystic Disc, Steamboat Wharf, Downtown Mystic, Ct.

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Pizzetta, Water St., Mystic
Pizzetta, Water St., Mystic

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Sift Bake Shop, Water St., Mystic
Sift Bake Shop, Water St., Mystic

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Rise, restaurant on Water St., Mystic
Rise, restaurant on Water St., Mystic

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Mystic Museum of Art, Water St., Mystic
Mystic Museum of Art, Water St., Mystic

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Mystic River Chocolate Cafe, Water St., Mystic
Mystic River Chocolate Cafe, Water St., Mystic

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Lamplighter Trading Co., Steamboat Wharf, Mystic
Lamplighter Trading Co., Steamboat Wharf, Mystic

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Mystic Park Ice Cream, Cottrell St., Mystic River Park
Mystic Park Ice Cream, Cottrell St., Mystic River Park

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Mystic Knotwork, Cottrell St., Mystic
Mystic Knotwork, Cottrell St., Mystic

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Rochelle's, boutique on Cottrell St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.
Rochelle's, boutique on Cottrell St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.

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Rochelle's, boutique on West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.
Rochelle's, boutique on West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.

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The Whaler's Inn, East Main St., Mystic
The Whaler's Inn, East Main St., Mystic

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Shades of Mystic, Cottrell St., Mystic
Shades of Mystic, Cottrell St., Mystic

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PepperGrass and Tulip, West Main St., Mystic
PepperGrass and Tulip, West Main St., Mystic

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Manufaktura Factory Store, West Main St., Mystic
Manufaktura Factory Store, West Main St., Mystic

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Linen Press, 44 West Main St., Mystic
Linen Press, 44 West Main St., Mystic

Tidal River Clothing Co., West Main St., Mystic
Tidal River Clothing Co., West Main St., Mystic

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North Swell, West Main St., Mystic
North Swell, West Main St., Mystic

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Via Emilia, West Main St., Mystic
Via Emilia, West Main St., Mystic

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Mystical Toys, East Main St., Mystic
Mystical Toys, East Main St., Mystic

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Mystical Toys, East Man St., Mystic
Mystical Toys, East Man St., Mystic

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Mystic Army Navy Store, West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.
Mystic Army Navy Store, West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.

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Bank Square Books, West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.
Bank Square Books, West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.

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Mystic Pizza, West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.
Mystic Pizza, West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.

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The Blue Horse Children's Shop, West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.
The Blue Horse Children's Shop, West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.

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West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.
West Main St., Downtown Mystic, Ct.