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Must-See Attractions in Mystic, Connecticut

5 minutes read Apr 30,2018
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Visit the Quaint Coastal Town of Mystic

It's certainly safe to say that there are plenty of must-see attractions in and around the area of Mystic, Connecticut. This vacation hot spot is also conveniently close to Sun Outdoors Mystic, a one-of-a-kind destination that offers the perfect home base for exploring this unique area.  

Historic Downtown Mystic

Discover downtown mystic, home to one of the cutest coastal towns in the New England! Enjoy a seemingly seamless fusion of the town's historic roots with an eclectic modern-day twist featured in its many restaurants, shops, breweries, nightlife hot spots, and other attractions.

Mystic River Drawbridge

Built in 1922, the Mystic River Bascule Bridge is a working piece of history. One of the most fascinating features of this bridge are that the counterweights are not enclosed, so visitors can see all of the moving parts as they raise and lower the bridge at 40 minutes after the hour.

Mystic Pizza

Come and taste "A Slice of Heaven," at Mystic Pizza, the iconic restaurant that inspired the 1988 film after its namesake. Chock full of memorabilia from the movie and local area, Mystic Pizza is well worth the wait to sample one of these famous pizza pies!

Mystic Seaport

You'll find a true nautical treasure at this living museum featuring a recreation of a 19th century Connecticut coastal village and a working preservation shipyard. Furthermore, Mystic Seaport is the largest maritime museum in New England with over 500 historic vessels on display, a planetarium, historic gardens, and a children's museum. In addition, the museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world.

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Olde Mistick Village

A quaint and picturesque retail area designed to portray a New England village from the 1720s, Olde Mistick Village offers boutique shops that carry unusual items from around the world. Take a stroll through our favorites.
  • Raining Cats and Dogs
  • Irish Eyes
  • Franklin's General Store
  • Sofia's Magical Christmas
  • Bestemors (featuring Scandinavian imports)
There are also a number of delightful eateries, where you can stop in for some food and refreshments.

Bleu Squid

The Bleu Squid is a bakery and restaurant that is well-known for its selection of grilled cheese sandwiches. They also offer up sweet treats made daily, including their award-winning cupcakes!

Mango's Wood-Fired Pizza

Stop in at Mango's Wood-Fired Pizza for authentic, hand-made Neapolitan pizza baked to perfection in a wood-fired oven. Their sister shop, Mango's Homemade Ice Cream, is located across the street and serves up old-fashioned ice cream treats made fresh daily.  

Mystic Aquarium

Venture into an underwater world at the Mystic Aquarium, where hundreds of marine creatures are featured in various exhibits.

Interactive Exhibits

  • Shark Encounters: touch the back of a docile shark
  • Discover Lab: learn how to hold a crab
  • Ray Touch Pool: pet stingrays gliding beneath your fingertips
Special Exhibits
  • Beluga Whales: this 750,000-gallon habitat is the largest beluga whale exhibit in the U.S., in addition to being viewed from above and below the water
  • African Penguins: learn about this endangered species, whose population has decreased by 70% in the last ten years with viewing available above and below the water
  • Sea Lion Show: the live performance in the Foxwoods Marine Theater is a one-of-a-kind experience because it features the aquariums resident California sea lions

Education is always a top priority, so staff members are present at each zone for visitors to ask questions. Experience the wonder of the Mystic Aquarium for yourself during your next trip to Mystic.


Sun Outdoors Mystic

When you aren't out and about, you'll also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous grounds of our gated Connecticut RV park. You can either park your rig on one of our spacious RV sites, or stay in one of our cozy RV rentals. Sites include a picnic table and fire pit, plus WiFi access to keep you connected during your stay with us. In addition to these accommodations, our premium amenity package includes:
  • Planned activities
  • Themed weekends
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoe
  • Volleyball
  • Miniature golf
  • Laser tag
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Catch and release fishing pond
  • Game room
  • Picnic area
  • Group bonfire pit

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