At first glance, there seems to be nothing magical about this old seafaring village located in the southeastern part of Connecticut. Certainly, it holds a connection to the sea because of the Mystic River on whose banks the town stands. But when you experience the calm in its quaint streets and hear the steamer whistles blow along its postcard-perfect harbor, you'll understand why this little village is a major New England tourist destination. One of our favorite things to do in Mystic is simply watch the schooners pass under the Bascule Drawbridge as the make their way down Long Island Sound toward the Atlantic Ocean. There may be nothing mystical about Mystic, but its old-world charm will enchant you like no other place can.
With more than 60 original historical structures, vast collection of sailing ships and boats, the 17-acre recreation of a 19th century seafaring village, the Mystic Seaport should be first on your itinerary. The Museum of America and the Sea is the...show full NileGuide review