Thanks for coming in to visit! While our wedding is going to be the best thing you do all weekend, we hope it's not the only thing! Mystic is a quaint seaside town with many fun restaurants, stores, and things to see and do! We've listed a few of our favorites below!
The Museum of America and the Sea, the nation's leading maritime museum. Explore American maritime history firsthand as you climb aboard historic tall ships, stroll through a re-created 19th-century coastal village or watch a working preservation shipyard in action. Mystic Seaport is home to the last surviving wooden whaleship, The Charles W. Morgan. Visit the quintessential New England experience offering visitors a unique, interactive link to our seafaring past. Come aboard! Immerse yourself in new worlds of hands-on history.
One of America's leading aquariums, showcases the living collections, science and conservation work of Sea Research through exhibits, demonstrations and educational programs, emphasizing hands-on, interactive, live animal contact experiences for all ages. Mystic Aquarium is one of the few in North America housing Beluga whales and the other rare and remarkable sea creatures. Don't miss Exploration Wild, a new exhibit touring the earth's most captivating habitats!
An early American village, where the shopkeepers pride themselves on offering some of the most interesting and unique items from all over the globe. A world apart from the ordinary mall experience, Olde Mistick Village has become a favorite shopping center for local residents as well as for Mystic's many visitors. Visit the Colonial meeting house and Victorian Gazebo where you will find the talents of musicians, dancers, and storytellers from all walks of life.
The founders at Outer Light Brewing Company are inspired by life’s simple pleasures. It could be a perfect summer afternoon watching the powdery white clouds contrast a bright blue sky. It could be a fleeting moment in early spring as you sit on your surfboard, waiting for the perfect set to roll in. A crisp autumn evening shared with friends around a crackling campfire. Or the quiet solitude of a powder run, lips smacking for the hearty stout that lies at the end. OLBC captures the experience of those moments in a bottle, barrel, and growler. Eric recommends the Subduction IPA!
Their 2 bbl brewing system allows them to make a wide variety of beers, offering something for everyone. Their beers change each week, but will always have 4 to 6 beers on tap that showcase the versatility and range of flavors that can be achieved in a brewery. Many of their ingredients are sourced locally, sometimes from the brewer's own garden.
Located in the beautifully restored Lathrop Marine Engine building with views of the Mystic River, they feature sixteen craft beers on tap, the area's largest bourbon selection, craft cocktails, a full wine list and a menu of locally sourced, creative American comfort food, with a focus on America's most beloved dish, the burger.
New England seafood meets South American flavors at this upscale waterfront spot with a wood grill. Sure to please any palate, Chef Cobena and his team create culinary delights with fresh, local seafood, premium oysters, produce and beef. Their team has relationships with local vendors, farmers and fishermen to ensure a high quality farm to table and sea to table experience.
Creative boat-to-table New England seafood in a rustic-chic space with a zinc bar & roomy deck. Their menu is a salute to the New England summer, offering clam shack classics like quahog chowder, dry aged burgers, fresh catch from local waters, frosty drinks and of course oysters.