Whether you like to go, go, go or take it slow, there is so much to do in Mystic Connecticut and the Southeastern CT seashore. Below we’ve listed our top five nearby attractions. We’ve created an interactive map that shows activities both close by and a little further afield for longer day trips. And, to find specific activities, concerts, programs and events going on during your stay – check out our event calendar.
Top 5 “Can’t Miss” Attractions (5-15 minutes from the inn)
This incredible museum of America and the Sea is the nation's leading maritime museum. Explore American maritime history first-hand as you climb aboard historic tall ships, stroll through a re-created 19th-century coastal village or watch a working preservation shipyard in action.
Experience a close encounter with sea life at this world-class aquarium and exploration center. Feel the splash from a beluga whale, go beak-to-nose with a penguin or simply marvel at the many varieties of marine life housed here: California sea lions, fur seals, African Black Footed Penguins, Moon Jellies, Sea Stars, Bats, Unicorn Fish, Blue Tang, Octopus, Leopard Shark, Sheephead Fish, Horn Sharks, and many other exciting creatures from the oceans of our planet.
Try your luck at games of chance. A short drive from the inn are two stylish casinos offering gambling, entertainment and wonderful restaurants.
Foxwoods features championship fights, lounges, theater, and concerts, as well as 380 games of chance, including blackjack, craps, pai gow, and slots. If poker's your game, Foxwoods is a charter member of the World Poker Tour and home to the World Poker Finals and the Foxwoods Poker Classic with 104 tables.
Mohegan Sun offers more than 300,000 square feet of gaming excitement (including smoke-free areas), The Shops at Mohegan, 30 restaurants, food and beverage outlets, live concerts with some of today's top headliners, and major sporting events including Mohegan Sun's very own WNBA team, the Connecticut Sun.
The rich history and culture of the local Pequot and other native tribes comes to life at this new state-of-the-art museum and research center. Experience dioramas and exhibits, films and videos, interactive programs, archival materials, ethnographic and archaeological collections, and commissioned works of art and traditional crafts by Native artisans.
5. Mystic Village
Truly the epitome of a quaint, seaside New England town, Mystic town offers hours of strolling charm – not to mention terrific shopping! Some of our favorite retail establishments are at Olde Mystick Village.