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Attractions
Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Seaport (Have your admission validated as you leave and it's good for another day within the week. Definitely what to do for at least 1 full day.)
Olde Mistick Village
USS Nautilus (Groton, CT)
The Dinosaur Place


Hotels
Mystic Marriot
Hyatt Place Mystic

Minyanim
Ahavath Chesed in New London, CT (15 min. drive)

Distance to Boston
Maybe 2 hours.

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2014, 11:23:31 AM »
It's less than an hour from Providence.  Does Providence have kosher?
The road from Mystic to Providence is  2 lanes.  It's a long hour.


fix: The submarine is in Groton, CT
http://www.ussnautilus.org/
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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2014, 11:44:02 AM »
Do not know. Like a minisub? I went on a tour of a old WW2 sub I believe it was. Was a great experience.
don't have a license for that yet😉

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2014, 12:28:28 AM »
The road from Mystic to Providence is  2 lanes.  It's a long hour.


fix: The submarine is in Groton, CT
http://www.ussnautilus.org/
I've done it numerous times, in about 45 min. The "road" is I-95 and is a standard interstate, varying between 2 and 3 lanes.
Regarding the USS NAUTILUS, I believe due to federal budget cuts it is closed a couple days a week, so make sure to check.

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2014, 01:55:01 AM »
Sorry I was mixing up Providence with Newport.  Providence is up the I-95.  not a problem.
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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2014, 06:40:47 PM »
Anywhere to stay 4 shabbos near mystic

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2014, 06:57:16 PM »
Anywhere to stay 4 shabbos near mystic
Closest place if you need a minyan, is New London, CT. (15 min. drive)
There is Chabad and Ahavath Chesed, both 2 mi. from a Holiday Inn.

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2014, 01:17:52 PM »
Other than the Aquarium what are some nice activities to do with kids in Mystic?

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2014, 02:08:24 PM »
Other than the Aquarium what are some nice activities to do with kids in Mystic?
http://www.mysticseaport.org/ 
Have your admission validated as you leave and it's good for another day within the week.   Definitely what to do for at least 1 full day.


My kids sang from one their songs for years.  We went back a few years later.
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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2014, 06:39:52 PM »
mystic aquarium vs maritime? Which one is better?

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2014, 08:37:10 PM »
mystic aquarium vs maritime? Which one is better?
I only went to the aquarium.  It was a very nice one.
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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2014, 11:12:26 PM »
I only went to the aquarium.  It was a very nice one.

maritime is the aquarium in norwalk http://www.maritimeaquarium.org/

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2014, 11:05:00 PM »
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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2014, 02:50:11 PM »
Anyone know of good discounts for aquarium and seaport other than what is listed on their websites?

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2014, 02:25:35 PM »
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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2014, 11:12:48 AM »
I just got back from a short Labor Day weekend trip to Mystic, CT. The trip was nice overall and perfect for one last summer trip.

We left to Mystic on Sunday morning and got to the Mystic Seaport at around 10:30 am. My kids a 6 and 3 (both boys) and had a great time there. We were there until 5 pm when the exhibits closed and could have easily spend another few hours there.

After the Seaport we checked into the Hyatt Place Mystic which had very comfortable and updated rooms. We had a mini Labor Day BBQ courtesy of George Foreman and then took a dip in the pool.

The next morning we went to the Mystic Aquarium. Maybe I was spoiled by some of the other aquariums I have been to but it was a major letdown. There was only 1 show and the aquarium was pretty small. There was a 4D show and a bird feeding section, which both cost money in addition to admission for the aquarium. Judging by the size of the aqurium relative to the cost of the admission, these attractions should really have been included. In any event we were done after a few hours and it was only 1pm.

We met another family there who recommended this place called The Dinosaur Place. It is a 20 minute drive from Mystic (heading back towards NY). It was a really nice place and the kids had a great time there. They have a hiking trail with life size dinosaurs, a maze, playground and a splash pad where the kids spent hours playing.

We stayed there until the park closed at 6pm and then headed back home.

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2014, 08:06:52 PM »
Nice report. Thanks!
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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2015, 10:24:40 AM »
Going to Mystic / Mohegan Sun Casino area with wife soon. Any suggestions on what there is to do in the area? Not interested in seaport/ museums.

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2015, 10:28:43 AM »
Going to Mystic / Mohegan Sun Casino area with wife soon. Any suggestions on what there is to do in the area? Not interested in seaport/ museums.

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2015, 10:30:15 AM »
 ;) Besides that?

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Re: Mystic, CT
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2015, 10:38:35 AM »
;) Besides that?
no seaports, no museums, no gambling
hmmm...why you going to mystic?