Destination guide

Why people love visiting cosy Mystic

Enjoy the museums and other features of Mystic. This city's aquarium, boating and casino gaming draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Mystic

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Mystic has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Saltwater Farm Vineyard (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Stonington Country Club (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Stonington Vineyard (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Shennecossett Golf Course (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Elmridge Golf Course (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Mystic

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Mystic. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bluff Point State Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Dubois Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Napatree Point (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Eastern Point Beach (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • East Beach Watch Hill (7 mi / 11.2 km)

Travelling to and around Mystic

Fly into New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), the closest airport, located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 7.7 mi (12.3 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Mystic Station.

Where to stay near Mystic?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 464 holiday rentals near Mystic. From 292 Houses to 69 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Mystic for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Mystic?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Mystic:

  • West Mystic: 82 holiday homes
  • Old Mystic: 22 holiday homes
  • Mason's Island: 23 holiday homes
  • Pawcatuck: 17 holiday homes
  • Niantic: 149 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mystic?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Mystic. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea: 657 holiday rentals
  • Steamboat Sabino at Mystic Seaport: 657 holiday rentals
  • Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport: 657 holiday rentals
  • Mystic Seaport: 155 holiday rentals
  • Mystic River Bascule Bridge: 680 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mystic listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mystic?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 292 Houses in Mystic. Our other popular types of Mystic holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 69 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 60 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 69 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mystic?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 34 holiday homes with pool available in Mystic. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.