MYSTIC AND NEARBY

Olde Mistick Village – What’s not to love in this picturesque setting of flowers, trees & duck ponds that surround you as you browse through distinctive buildings designed to represent a New England Village of about 1720. A supporting partner of the Mystic Half Marathon and 10K, enjoy 60 shops of every kind, dine at a variety of restaurants, relax in the multi-theatre arts & movie cinema, and experience special events for the whole family throughout the year. Visit their website for a complete list of businesses. More…

Beer’d Brewing Co. – Located in Stonington and classified as a Microbrewery, a small brew house allows them to be creative, agile and extremely hands on with every ounce of beer they produce. They offer several experimental brews a year and different takes on classic styles on a regular basis. Complimentary beer tasting is available as well as pints to drink in the brewery and growler fills to take home. More…

Stonington Vineyards – Stonington Vineyards is one of the first CT wineries on the CT Wine Trail, located mid-way between New York and Boston. Soak in the beauty, stroll through the vineyards, savor their wines and share the memories! Wine tastings are offered daily from 11 AM – 4:30 PM.  More…

Sift – Located in historic downtown Mystic, Sift is a French focused bakery owned and operated by Pastry Chef Adam Young. It features a wide variety of artisanal breads, breakfast pastries and sweet and savory delights as well as a full barista. More…

Mystic Aquarium – A supporting partner of the Mystic Half Marathon and 10K, “Sea” more penguins, beluga whales, frogs, seals, sea lions and fish in their amazing exhibits. The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.  More…

B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill – America’s oldest, family-owned steam-powered cider mill making sweet cider and hard cider. Catch the cider-making demonstrations every Saturday and Sunday from October to November. During your visit, don’t forget to try their mouth-watering apple pies, pumpkin bread, kettle corn, and apple cider donuts. More…

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center – A nature preserve and learning center with lots of hiking trails, a butterfly house and a nature store. The whole family will enjoy a day of walking, birdwatching, nature photography and relaxing. On the 10 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadow, you can search for bluebirds, painted turtles or bullfrogs, admire a summer wildflower garden or simply enjoy a peaceful walk in the woods. More…

Mystic Seaport – Discover maritime history firsthand throughout a re-created seafaring village that is bustling with the sights and sounds of 19th-century life. Climb aboard historic vessels, including the last wooden whaleship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan. Explore exhibits that offer a unique perspective of our nation’s history with the sea and voyages. More…

Dinosaur Place – Located in nearby Montville, walk in the “footsteps of the giants” at this deliciously cheesy adventure park that appeals to the five-year-old in all of us. Exhibits include wooded paths where you can walk amidst replicas of T Rex and all his scaly cousins, as well as mines where little ones can “prospect” for gemstones, keeping any they find, and exhibits of dinosaur skeletons, geodes, and fluorescent minerals that glow under black lights. More…

Kelly’s Pace – A local running shop located in the heart of Olde Mistick Village that was founded by local running legend, John J. Kelly. Originally opened in 1978, by this tried and true runner, who goal was to create a place where he could help others. That commitment to the community continues today under new owner Jeff Anderson. Kelly’s Pace pride themselves on being a community space for anyone looking to run, walk, or just be comfortable. They would love to see you in store for a fitting, a delicious shake, or even just a friendly visit. More…

Olde Mistick Village – What’s not to love in this picturesque setting of flowers, trees & duck ponds that surround you as you browse through distinctive buildings designed to represent a New England Village of about 1720. A supporting partner of the Mystic Half Marathon and 10K, enjoy 60 shops of every kind, dine at a variety of restaurants, relax in the multi theatre arts & movie cinema, and experience special events for the whole family throughout the year. Visit their website for a complete list of businesses. More…

Mystic Disc – A hidden gem for vinyl diehards interested in rock to jazz, folk to soul and all points in between. They specialize in rock music from the early ’60’s right up to today. Lose yourself in an outstanding collection of new, used, and rare records at very reasonable prices. Opened in 1983, it is one of the longest standing retail shops in downtown Mystic. More…

Mystic Knotwork – Mystic Knotwork has been the source for nautical knots throughout New England for over 50 years. Their mission is to keep the nautical knotwork tradition alive. People enjoying the surge of nostalgia and also people new to the nautical arts will enjoy their taste for design and innovation within this classic art form. More…

HOTELS

Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic

6 Hendel Drive, Mystic
A smoke-free, family friendly hotel with free parking, the Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic is minutes from the Mystic Seaport, home of the world’s last wooden whale ship.
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Hilton Mystic

20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic
Located across the street from the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, the hotel is near the start of the Mystic Half Marathon & 10K – just walk to the starting line! The Hilton Mystic offers stylish, smoke-free accommodations and free parking.
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

6 Coogan Blvd., Mystic
Located across the street from the starting line of the Mystic Half Marathon & 10K, the hotel offers complimentary parking and breakfast. Standard rooms as well as suites available.
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Howard Johnson Inn Mystic

253 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic
Located across the street from the starting line of the Mystic Half Marathon & 10K, enjoy a Connecticut seaside getaway without breaking the bank at Howard Johnson Inn Mystic. It offers budget hotel accommodations with free Wi-Fi throughout and ample free parking.
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Hyatt Place Mystic

224 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic
Located under a mile from Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium, the hotel serves a complimentary breakfast every morning and the Gallery Menu offers food around the clock.
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Inn at Mystic

3 Williams Avenue, Mystic
Guests staying at the Inn at Mystic can relax and soak up the rays on the comfortable poolside loungers or enjoy a few al-fresco drinks on the hotel’s terrace.
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Quality Inn

48 Whitehall Ave., Mystic
The Quality Inn Mystic-Groton hotel is a pet friendly establishment catering to vacationers and business travelers.
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The Whaler’s Inn

20 East Main Street, Mystic
Occupying five elegant buildings dating back to the Victorian era, The Whaler’s Inn offers elegant and comfortable accommodations and is in close proximity to many of the town’s popular attractions.
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