Best Places for Dining, Shopping, and Sightseeing Near Mystic CT
Travel Guide by Glori Law
There are an incredible number of things to do year round in the Mystic area. We constantly update this guide based on our own experiences and with feedback from our guests, who now total over 120 rentals. We have gotten a good idea of what is worthwhile and what isn't. Our goal is to provide visitors with ideas and descriptions that will help to make their visit memorable. We don't get any favors, freebies, gifts etc. from any of the sites we mention.
To the left is the steamboat Sabino that is the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboat in regular operation in the U.S. Built in 1908 in East Boothbay, Maine. It still has the original engine! It leaves from the Mystic Seaport and cruises up the Mystic river right in front of our house
Harbour House has a checkered past. About 30 years ago it was the best restaurant in town and then went in to decline to the point that Robert Irvine's, "Restaurants Impossible", showed up to try to save it. It has kind of been struggling to find its identity since then. It was sold to a new owner in 2014 who has put over $1 million into renovations. The only reason I mention it is that it does have a good happy hour menu with very reasonable priced wines and they also have live music several evenings a week. Not sure I would have a regular meal there.