Connecticut shoreline's most celebrated destination where legends, early American charm and the lore of the sea can be experienced. This historic seaport community, seeped in maritime history, is just a short 20 minute drive from the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina and offers year-round enjoyment.
Visit Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea, and experience 19th century maritime America with its tall ships, a working shipyard and fascinating exhibits and galleries. Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, world-class aquarium where marine life includes penguins, Beluga whales and sharks among other sea creatures is also home to Dr Robert Ballard's famed Return to Titanic exhibit. Mystic boasts its scenic Historic Downtown area with charming streets, quaint boutiques, restaurants and the famed Mystic Pizza, location that inspired a famous film starring Julia Roberts. A short distance away, Olde Mystick Village, a re-created 1700's New England village is worth the visit. Experience early American charm and enjoy the gardens, walking paths, duck ponds and restaurants, all of which provide the backdrop for over 60 village shops. Book a sailing cruise on the Argia or Mystic Whaler and enjoy a lighthouse cruise or an adventure at sea!
In addition to its famed attractions, Mystic offers a host of activities to keep you entertained any time of year! Dine on the banks of the Mystic River and enjoy lobster at the spring Lobsterfest ~ mingle with the over 300 craftsmen as they sell their wares during the popular summer Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival or view a parade of vintage wooden power and sailboats on the Mystic River at the Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous ~ taste a variety of New England chowders at the popular annual fall Chowderfest ~ experience the spirit of Christmas Past during the winter Lantern Light Tours, always a sell-out event!