Mystic (Connecticut)

Mystic is a village located partly in Groton and partly in Stonington in Connecticut. It is a major tourist destination.

Charles W. Morgan

Understand

Mystic is a popular tourist destination because of Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, the touristy shopping downtown, and its maritime heritage. It is home to many marinas, historic ship-captain's homes, galleries, and traditional boats offering day-sails. Its location between New York City and Boston makes it an easily reachable destination for residents of both major metropolitan areas. Mystic is also near Foxwoods Casino.

Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce 14 Holmes Street +1 860-572-9578 (phone) +1 860-572-9273 (fax) +1-866-572-9578 (toll-free)

Welcome Center at the Mystic Depot: 2 Roosevelt Avenue +1 860-572-1102 (phone) Hours of operation: Monday through Sunday - 10am - 4pm

Get in

By car

Interstate 95, Exit 90

By train

AMTRAK - Mystic Station (MYS), 2 Roosevelt Av. (Rt. 1), 1-800-USA-RAIL, . Service across southern Connecticut to New York and points south; to Providence, Boston and points north.

By air

Major airports

Small, regional airports

By boat

Follow the Mystic River and dock at one of the many marinas along the coast. Ferries from Long Island, Block Island, and Fisher's Island are available, and many accommodate bicycles.

Get around

The easiest way to travel Mystic is by car. Many rentals are available if you are from out of town, and taxis are also a good option. One relatively close car rental is located on 311 Mitchell Street in the outlying city of Groton. Phone: +1 860-448-0422.
Bicycles are another reasonable alternative. The town offers Mystic Community Bikes, free bicycle use, with many pick up/drop off locations on a refundable deposit basis. Mystic Community Bikes
Since many of the shops in Mystic are relatively close to one another, taking in the sights and sounds by walking throughout the downtown area is also a very enjoyable experience.

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Bed and Breakfasts

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Routes through Mystic

New Haven New London  SW  NE  Westerly Providence
Providence Stonington  N  S  Groton New Haven
Providence Stonington  N  S  Groton New Haven


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