Connecticut Bound: 52 Weekend Getaways

21. Mystic Magic

  1. Make friends with a whale at Mystic Aquarium, I-95 Exit 90. where 3,500 creatures from belugas to sea lions live. Don’t miss Dr. Ballard’s deep-sea exploration center, Challenge of the Deep. Mystic Seaport, America’s 17-acre museum of the sea is next, where you can walk the decks of America’s only surviving wooden whaler. Then it’s downtown to Mystic Pizza, made famous by a movie of the same name. The children will love it. They’ll also like staying at a place with a pool, and will be much more patient when you browse the unique shops at Olde Mistick Village. Then it’s back to action with an afternoon sail on a schooner.
  2. For a great night of excitement, you can’t beat NASCAR racing at nearby Waterford Speedbowl off Rte. 85.

DRIVING TIP: Total mileage between 1 & 2 is 6 miles.

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