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  • August 29, 2023 4 min read

    How to Plan a Romantic Getaway to Mystic CT | Your Travel Blog

    How to Plan a Romantic Getaway to Mystic CT

    Are you looking for a charming and cozy destination for your next romantic getaway? If so, you should consider Mystic as your choice. This historic seaside town has a lot to offer for couples who want to enjoy a romantic escape. Whether you're into history, culture, nature, shopping, water sports or food, you'll find something to love in Mystic. 

    Stay at a Quaint Inn or B&B in Mystic

    One of the best ways to make your getaway more romantic is to stay at a quaint inn or bed and breakfast in Mystic. You'll find many options that have elegant rooms, fireplaces, jacuzzies and views of the Mystic River. You'll also enjoy the warm hospitality and delicious breakfasts that these places provide. Some of the popular choices include the Steamboat Inn, the Whaler's Inn, the Inn at Mystic, The Mermaid Inn, and the House of 1833. More places to stay.

    Explore the Maritime History at the Mystic Seaport Museum

    If you and your partner are interested in maritime history, you'll love visiting the Mystic Seaport Museum. This museum is one of the nation's leading maritime museums and features a recreated 19th-century seafaring village, historic ships, demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills, and exhibits and programs about the history and culture of the sea. Schedule a boat ride on one of the many boats available for day charter. You can also enjoy special events and festivals throughout the year.

    Meet Beluga Whales and Other Marine Animals at the Mystic Aquarium

    Another fun attraction in Mystic that you and your partner will enjoy is the Mystic Aquarium. This aquarium is home to New England's only beluga whales, as well as seals, penguins, sea lions and other marine animals. You can also touch sharks, rays and jellyfish in interactive exhibits, or watch 4D movies and shows in the theater. The aquarium also offers animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours and conservation programs.

    Enjoy a Romantic Dinner with a View at S&P Oyster Restaurant and Bar

    For a romantic dinner with a view, head to S&P Oyster Restaurant and Bar. This upscale restaurant serves fresh seafood with a South American flair, using local ingredients and exotic spices. You can savor dishes like oysters on the half shell, wood grilled squid, fried oysters, clams casino, seafood white bean chili, linguini with clams and chorizo, pan seared sea scallops, filet mignon and colossal seafood stuffed shrimp. You can also enjoy cocktails, wine and beer from their extensive list. If the weather is warm enough you can dine on their fabulous outdoor patio overlooking the river. Other dining ideas Daniel Packer Inn, Oyster Club, Red 36 and so many more! Visit This Is Mystic for more dining spots.

    Shop for Unique Gifts and Treats at Olde Mistick Village

    Olde Mistick Village is a charming shopping and dining destination that will transport you to an 18th-century New England village. You can browse through more than 50 unique shops that sell everything from clothing and jewelry to books and art. You can also sample delicious treats from bakeries, candy stores, ice cream parlors and dine at some larger restaurants. The area also hosts seasonal events and festivals throughout the year. During holiday season, Nov. and Dec., this is the place to be, beautiful lights and fun events.

    Experience a Scenic Cruise on the Schooner Argia

    For a scenic cruise on the water, book a cruise on the Schooner Argia. This 81-foot traditional sailing ship will take you on a scenic journey down the Mystic River and into Fishers Island Sound. You can admire the views of the coastline, lighthouses, islands and wildlife along the way. You can also help raise the sails, steer the boat or just relax on deck. The Schooner Argia offers day cruises, sunset cruises and private charters. She is located right across the river from our 25 Cottrell St. shop. Come visit!

    Shop Downtown Mystic

    Downtown pretty much encompasses both sides of the bridge. Not only can you shop or eat at some of the finest restaurants you are surrounded by views of the bridge and river. There are many fine art galleries, clothing and home goods shops. Our two shops are in the center of all this fun. 25 Cottrell St. overlooks the park, which overlooks the river and bridge. Our 2 Holmes St. location, down the street, across from the Whaler's Inn and S&P Oyster Restaurant and Bar, is wheel chair accessible, both dog friendly.

    Mystic Knotwork 2 Holmes St. location in the lighthouse

    Watching the bridge go up and down an adventure in itself

    The porch at the Engine Room Restaurant

    Mystic River Park's boardwalk and dock on the Mystic River


    Admire the Knotwork and Wreath on the Drawbridge

    One of the iconic landmarks in Mystic is the drawbridge that spans across the Mystic River. The drawbridge is not only functional but also beautiful, as it features intricate knotwork designs by our family business that has been making nautical knots since 1957. As you stroll through Mystic over the bridge check out our giant wreath that we decorate for each season. Makes a great photo back drop!


    Visit One of the Areas Vineyards or All of Them

    In Mystic we are surrounded by some beautifully scenic wineries. Saltwater Farm Vineyard and Jonathan Edwards Winery are both located in North Stonington. Stonington Vineyards you guessed it, in Stonington, all are minutes from Mystic. They host a variety of events and music too, bring your picnic, romance and enjoy!

    Stonington Vineyards

    Saltwater Farm Vineyard

    Jonathan Edwards Winery


    Mystic CT is a perfect destination for couples who want to enjoy a romantic getaway with a touch of history, culture and nature. Whether you're looking for a relaxing weekend or an active vacation, you'll find plenty to do and see in this charming town. Book your trip today and get ready to romance!

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