The village of Mystic is situated in the far south-eastern corner of the state of Connecticut. This is in the New England region of north-eastern United States of America. Mystic’s biggest claim to fame is the fact that it is easily one of the oldest seaports to be found within the whole of the United States: indeed, this is borne out through the fact that the first settlers arrived in the village as far back as 1654. People might even remember the film ‘Mystic Pizza’ which was supposed to be connected with this charming village in Connecticut, however, most scenes were actually filmed in other areas. Why not choose self catering accommodation in Mystic to give you the clearest insight into the idyllic way of life enjoyed in this part of the US.
You will be spending your holidays in Mystic in a part of New England that proves to be very popular with tourists from the US and beyond and this is because there really is so much to see and do here. The most popular activities to enjoy include swimming, tennis, golf, cycling, nature walking and rambling in the rolling local countryside and fishing. The town has many cafés, bars and restaurants where you can simply relax and watch the world go by and there are also plenty of shopping opportunities for hardened shopaholics.
Before you even consider travelling a little further afield, there are a few famous tourist attractions to explore in Mystic itself. First and foremost, you have The Mystic Seaport which is the leading maritime museum for the whole of the United States. You should also try to set some time aside to visit The Mystic Aquarium and this will prove to be a real hit with the kids. You will find that organised sailing excursions depart from the main port of the town and these will pleasantly fill a full or half day for you. For sightseeing trips farther away, you might like to think about West Haven, Bridgeport and Stamford in Connecticut and Newport in Rhode Island.
Visitors on their holidays in Mystic can expect to experience a typical oceanic climate. This means that it usually stays relatively mild throughout the year, as you are right by the Atlantic coast, however, do not be caught through the fact that very cold and snowy spells can strike the area in winter. On average, temperatures throughout the summer should reach the mid-twenties degrees Celsius. In the winter, daily highs are usually between 3 and 6 degrees.
The most convenient airport to the self catering accommodation in Mystic will be New York (JFK). This is a couple of hours’ drive away but easily the most reliable for connections to and from the UK. United Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways all fly from London Heathrow (LHR).