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
Saltwater Farm, Stonington vineyard, Mangle Sierra Vineyard, Jonathan Edwards Vineyard, Preston Ridge Vineyards, Dalice Elizabeth Vineyards There are at least seven vineyards close to the house that have tastings. Stonington Vineyard, Jonathan Edwards and Salt Water Farm are the largest. I have only been to Jonathan Edwards, but I believe they all charge at least a $10. tasting fee.
Our friends swear by a day trip by ferry to Montauk , where there are many more wineries. The boat ride is a little pricey, but I hear the vineyards are really good. We drink West Coast, Australian, New Zealand, etc so I don't know much about the locals.