2 hours 6 minutes to Bentley Hotel
Nestled along the banks of the Mystic River, in the state of Connecticut, historic downtown Mystic has a rich tradition as a waterside community. It is one of New England’s leading tourist destinations.
You can easily spend an entire day browsing the more than eighty independently-owned shops and exploring the eclectic culinary landscape of the area’s top restaurants. From classic American to Italian, or seafood favorites to sweet bakery treats, one thing is certain: downtown Mystic is a foodie’s dream.
There is a boatload of things to do in Mystic, such as numerous waterfront activities for the whole family. Go kayaking along the Mystic River or catch a free summer concert at Mystic River Park. Stay a while at one of four charming New England inns.
Visit the Mystic Museum of Art, where the admission is always free. Or the Mystic Aquarium, one of 3 facilities in the country holding Steller sea lions. Or the Mystic Seaport, a world-renowned maritime museum featuring exhibit halls and historical interpreters.
Local sailing cruises are available on the traditional sailing ship, Argia. Short day tours and longer evening cruises depart Mystic Seaport on the 1908 steamer Sabino.
Mystic has been portrayed in modern pop culture too. The Mystic Pizza restaurant inspired the name of Julia Robert’s film and in 1997, Steven Spielberg shot various scenes for the film Amistad at Mystic Seaport.
Mystic is 2 hours 12 minutes from JFK International Airport.