Sailors and Whalers
Whether you have "Little Mermaids" or "Captain Nemos" in tow, a trip to Mystic is a sure-to-please maritime adventure. The nautical fun includes exploring nooks and crannies of tall ships, coming nose-to-nose with beluga whales, and "manning" controls of the world's first nuclear submarine.
Part of Mystic's appeal is its old-time ambiance. This former shipbuilding and whaling village is quintessential New England charm -- plenty of white steeple churches, clapboard buildings, cobblestone sidewalks, and weathered boats. During a long weekend, there's lots of time for sailing, swimming, and super-fresh seafood.