We will be travelling to Mystic (on our way north on 95) this summer and we are planning a night or two in the Mystic area.
We are planning a day for the seaport and a day for the aquarium. Is a day each enough? too much?
I am particularly wondering about the aquarium. Friends visited and were less than impressed yet I hear from others that it is not to be missed. I am confused. We have visited the National Aquarium several times so I am wondering if these people were comparing it to that?
Our loose plan is to arrive in the Mystic area late afternoon/early evening and stay at a hotel. The next day will be the seaport, another overnight and then a visit of the aquarium and then continue on our way north.
I would love any recommendations for hotels in the Mystic area.
We live in RI and have a season pass to the Aquarium. It is a great place but it is pretty small compared to most other aquariums. We can usually see the whole thing in about 2-3 hours, sometimes longer if you see one of the shows. The Seaport is great too, there is Mystic Village that has about 50 shops to wander through and a few little areas with food, ice cream and whatnots. Really you could do the whole thing in one day. I guess it just depends on how tired your little ones get.
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we went last summer and i was really surprised at how small the aquarium was. i remembered it very differently, but then i hadn't been there since i was little. it's nice, and i think kids can spend a bunch of time there, but i'm not sure about the whole day.
we really liked the seaport, and mystic village (shopping) was great.
we stayed at the Hampton Inn below and it was wonderful. plain, but clean with great service.
tips - the Mystic Chamber of Commerce sells a Mystic Pass (link below) which gives you a ton of discounts. we found it useful for getting the hotel bill lower and for some of the food and shopping discounts. the price to get in to the aquarium and seaport were the same as they were online, except you got a free teeshirt and some free food and soda in each place.
Good to know! and thanks for the links
Maybe I can plan only one overnight night in Mystic and another somewhere else on our trip.