Between the towns of Groton and Stoning ton, Connecticut lies one of America's oldest settlements, dating back to the 1600s, Mystic, Connecticut. Rich in history and home to the nation's largest maritime museum, it's the perfect backdrop for a Mystic family vacation. Modern structures such as the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos and resorts adorn the sky, while the Mystic Seaport, a historical landmark and still one of the leading seaports in the area, speaks of a time gone by.
At the end of a fun-filled day, you need a resting spot that caters to your needs. With so many kid-friendly hotels in Mystic to choose from, deciding where you want to be centrally located near will help to reduce the choices. The Hampton Inn and Suites Mystic is close to all the local attractions and even within walking distance to Old Mystic with its village just a short drive away. This state of the art, modern facility features a courteous staff and warm inviting rooms, bringing you comfort during your stay.
Centrally located in the midst of the main Mystic activities, including the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and Old Mystic village, the Residence Inn Mystic leaves more time for adventure and recreation. All suites in this grand hotel are spacious and have access to amenities such as an indoor swimming pool and exercise room year around.
Once you choose your hotel, kick back, take in the scenery and have some fun, as there are plenty of things to do in Mystic. Your family vacation combines a blend of old world charm, meets the modern world. Your journey begins with a stroll back in time to the Mystic Seaport. Here you'll find a recreation of the 19th century seafaring village. Retaining its old world charm, you'll experience an up close and personal look into its glory days. Exhibits, including a local art gallery and historical vessels, each telling their own tales, and an old shipyard where you can see how wooden ships are built, are just some of the highlights. No matter what time of year you visit, there is a variety of special events to experience. If you're planning your Mystic family vacation during the summer months, be sure to visit the finest beaches New England has to offer.
The Fort Griswold State Park is the perfect place to settle down and enjoy quality time together outdoors with a family picnic. While the children let loose and burn up some energy on the tunnels, you'll enjoy the opportunity to take time out and relax. Once you've enjoyed a meal and outdoor recreation, take a trip back in time with a Mystic tour that revisits the very spot where several important battles took place during the Revolutionary War. Here you and the kids can reach out and touch relics spread out across the area and visit the onsite museum hosting amazing artifacts. Of course, no family trip plans in Mystic would be complete without adding the Mystic Aquarium to the list. Beluga whales, seals and dolphins are all part of the seascape here with many shows and Mystic activities to participate in.
With so many things to do in Mystic, Connecticut, you'll need to come back a second time to see it all. Museums, shipyards, casinos, aquariums and beaches are all family attractions in Mystic waiting for your next adventure.