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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Mystic?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 447 holiday lettings around Mystic. From 68 cottages to 68 bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Mystic?

Crystal clear waters, golden sands and blue skies as a canvas. If that sounds like your idea of heaven, now's your opportunity to really bliss out. HomeAway has 143 beachside holiday homes. Alternatively, you might prefer trying a different sort of holiday setting. HomeAway has a wide range of options to select from, including:

  • 137 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 102 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 73 shore-front holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Mystic?

Say goodbye to uninspiring hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals have an unique, personal touch — as well as all the space you could possibly need! There are 298 houses currently on HomeAway. Prices start from £98 a night. Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Cottage: 64 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £77 per night.
  • Hotel: 30 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Apartment: 29 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £56 per night.

Can I stay in Mystic in a large group?

It can be hard finding the time to catch up with your extended family and friends. A group holiday is a perfect opportunity to get together. If you were hoping to kick back together, HomeAway has options to suit. 79 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Currently, they're the top choice here for sizeable groups. Around the area, the rental properties that can accommodate large groups of guests include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 405 properties appropriate for that size. Book a night from just £56.
  • If you've got 8 in your group, you'll be delighted to learn that there are 249 rental properties that are perfect. The starting price is £115 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with a group of 10? We've got 129 rental properties that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just £146 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can take your uncle, your grandma and all your friends to Mystic.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Mystic?

Tight hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Discover our affordable holiday rentals now and make sure everybody in your group has room to move. Old Mystic is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 18 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £141 a night, it isn't hard to see why. There are another 18 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around Pawcatuck. The average price in this area is £186 a night.