Local Attractions

Come, spend a relaxing day in Olde Mistick Village.

Stroll the beautiful paved walkways and enjoy shopping in distinctive buildings designed to represent a New England Village of about 1720. In the Village, we have picturesque settings of flowers, trees, and duck ponds that surround you as you stroll, relax, and unwind.

Our shopkeepers pride themselves on offering you some of the most interesting and unique items from Mystic and around the world.

Climb aboard historic vessels and see the last wooden whaleship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan.

Get out on the water with a rental from the Boathouse or take a sail aboard Breck Marshall. Discover a re-created seafaring village, stroll through gardens, see a working preservation shipyard in action, stargaze under the Planetarium dome, be amazed and enlightened in our exhibitions. Explore the nation’s leading maritime galleries, brimming with permanent and changing exhibits that offer rare glimpses into other eras and cultures.

At Mystic Aquarium, close encounters of the INCREDIBLE kind happen every day!

Whether you're touching a ray, feeling the splash of a beluga whale, going beak-to-nose with a penguin or exploring Jurassic Giants, you'll learn more and "sea" more than you ever thought possible! Dive in to animal adventures, hands-on fun, captivating exhibits, seasonal events and more – only at Mystic Aquarium.

Shop and eat in historic Downtown Mystic!

We launched thisismystic.com in January 2014 with a desire to create the leading online source for Mystic and the area’s attractions, events, dining, recreation…pretty much anything and everything that interests both tourists and locals. Our focus is connecting local businesses with the people in a fun way and generating a buzz about what’s going on in and around

Rich in history and loaded with small town charm

Stonington Borough is not like other coastal destinations. The pace is slower. It's a bit quieter. There's less traffic. It's a place where a leisurely stroll down Water Street, past eclectic shops, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, leads you to a magnificent sunset and an old stone lighthouse.