If you're looking for an excellent place to vacation that combines history and old-world charm with a taste of modern convenience, Mystic, Connecticut is the place to be. Nestled in the heart of New England, it's easily accessible and promises to keep you entertained from the minute you arrive to the minute you leave. From museums to aquariums, shipyards and more there's plenty of Mystic Attractions for kids and adults alike.
A trip to Mystic is not complete without a visit to the Seaport, which is conveniently located near hotels such as the Hampton Inn and Suites Mystic where you'll find all of the comforts of home complete with a complimentary breakfast. The Seaport is one of the most popular Mystic tourist attractions with plenty offerings. Take a walk into the town of Olde Mistick Village where you'll find plenty of places to eat some delicious seafood -- it is the shore, after all -- or snack on some hearty homemade fudge. This town pays homage to "ye olden days" where horse carriages were a primary mode of transportation and offers an abundance of things to do in Mystic. If you're looking for a great souvenir, you'll find it here.
Once you're done walking around the village, head on over to the Submarine Force Museum. Walking inside it's immediately clear that this is not just a place for adults, but for every member of the family. You'll enjoy viewing submarines of the past and even a chance to climb inside the Nautilus. The kicker? Inside this Mystic tourist attraction, there are over 33,000 artifacts, some more than 400 years old.
If you and your kids love everything to do with marine life, you have to stop at the Mystic Aquarium. Here you'll walk around from exhibit to exhibit watching the sea critters do what they do best. Each season offers new Mystic attractions for kids including interactive shows, movies about the creatures and who could forget the chance to see live performances. In between acts and exhibits, grab a bite to eat or pop into one of the souvenir shops for mementos. For easy access, book your stay one of many kid-friendly hotels in Mystic such as Days Inn or Hyatt Place Hotel Mystic, both conveniently located mere minutes away.
If you just can't get enough of the history, one Mystic attraction for kids that will peak your interest is the Fort Griswold State Park. Here, many years ago during the Revolutionary War, several keystone battles took place, making it a noteworthy addition to your family trip plans in Mystic. Take a tour of the Ebenezer Avery house, or let your kids run wild through the tunnels. Take a family hike up the obelisk and enjoy the beautiful views of Connecticut from the top.
With so much to do and see, you'll be surprised at how quickly time passes on your Mystic family vacation. It's bound to be an adventure that you'll all enjoy. So much, in fact, that you'll want to return to take part in more Mystic activities before you know it.