When you think of Mystic, CT, what comes to mind? Boating? Fishing? Summer?
Sure, Mystic is a fantastic place for your summer vacation, but did you know that a visit to Mystic during the winter can be just as much fun? I know, you’re probably thinking – “Don’t a lot of things shut down for the winter?” Well, the answer is yes and no. There are a few shops and restaurants that only open for the summer in Mystic, but for the most part, everything stays open year round. Not only is it a great place for a romantic getaway, Mystic has some really fun, family friendly attractions as well. My husband, Chris, and I spent this past weekend in Mystic and today I am going to share five things that you can do in Mystic during the winter.
1. The Mystic Seaport
The Mystic Seaport is known as the Museum of America and the Sea. It includes three major components for people who visit: a re-created 19th -century coastal village with historic ships, a working preservation shipyard, and formal exhibit galleries. The Mystic Seaport is located across 19 acres of land along Connecticut’s Mystic River. There is definitely something for everyone at the Mystic Seaport.
The preservation shipyard is something to see. My husband and I got to spend a few minutes watching a really skilled craftsman use 19th century tools and techniques to preserve this historic wooden ship. It was fascinating to watch.