Head to the Flea Market in New Haven

Flea markets in Connecticut, particularly those near Mystic and the popular Flea Market in New Haven, offer a distinctive shopping experience that can add a unique flavor to any couple’s weekend getaway in New England. These markets are treasure troves of vintage finds, antiques, crafts, and one-of-a-kind items that reflect the region’s rich history and cultural diversity.

Shopping at flea markets is not just about the items you can purchase; it’s about the experience of finding them together, making it a perfect activity for couples looking to explore and create memories. These items often mean more if they represent your time on vacation one-on-one. It’s such a nice outing, especially if you’re staying at our charming Mystic Bed and Breakfast. 

The Stonecroft Country Inn is one of the most elegant options in the Mystic area for a romantic getaway, couple’s trip, or solo retreat. Our peaceful garden grounds, beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and homecooked breakfast service each morning combine for a restful and relaxing vacation. You’ll be welcomed and pampered by our five-star service, and you won’t want your getaway to end! Book your lodging today.

Head to the Flea Market in New Haven & More Flea Markets in Connecticut near our Mystic Bed and Breakfast

Flea Market in New Haven & More Flea Markets in Connecticut

Shopping at flea markets supports local artisans and small businesses, making your purchases more meaningful. The Flea Market in New Haven, known as the Boulevard Flea Market, is the oldest in Connecticut, and it has been operating for over 100 years. This and more fantastic shops, antique malls, and farmers markets are great places to find local treasures during your stay. 

Here are the best places for shopping in Connecticut near Mystic: 

  1. Boulevard Flea Market in New Haven: From vintage clothing and antique furniture to handmade jewelry and rare collectibles, you’ll find it all at the flea market in New Haven. They also host weekly rotating food trucks to taste treats and meals. As the oldest market in Connecticut, you never know what you might discover here. 
  2. College Mart Flea Market: Explore the two floors indoors and an entire outdoor area with more than 120 vendors peddling all kinds of wares with new options weekly, including antiques and locally made goods. 
  3. MINE in Mystic: There’s an incredibly quirky collection of items at this antique shop in Mystic. You’ll find anything from vintage jewelry and showpieces to artwork and eclectic tableware. By far, it is one of the best shops in Mystic for unique finds and treasures. 
  4. The General’s Market: Named one of the best flea markets in America by the Huffington Post, the General’s Market in Rhode Island, formerly known as The General Stanton Inn Flea Market, has more than 80 vendors for antiques and unique finds worth the scenic 30-minute drive from our Mystic Bed and Breakfast. 
  5. Area Farmers Markets: One of the best ways to discover local goods and artists is at the small-town seasonal farmers markets around the area. The Denison Farmers Market is not far from our Mystic Bed and Breakfast and is a lovely place to find fresh-grown produce, flowers, and seasonal goods. 
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Enjoy our Cozy Mystic Bed and Breakfast

Our Mystic Bed and Breakfast is one of the best places to stay in Connecticut! And you don’t have to take our word for it; with nearly 600 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, we’ve hosted many happy guests, many of whom repeatedly return for our attentive service, beautiful meals, and elegantly appointed appointments. 

One of our favorite rooms is pictured above: the Sarah Suite. Named for the Captain’s Lady, this room is soft, elegant, and luxuriously spacious. It occupies half of the top floor of the Yellow Barn and is ideal for those seeking privacy and romance. The Sarah Suite provides complete privacy from all other rooms. The en suite bathroom offers a spa retreat with a bidet, heated towel rack, and a huge walk-in shower. View the fireplace through the open shutters of the two-person whirlpool tub for a very intimate evening in your cozy room. 

You’ll be rested and ready to head out for treasure hunting at the flea market in New Haven—but not before joining us in the dining room for freshly brewed coffee, flavorful baked goods, and sweet and savory entrees. Our daily breakfast is the perfect way to fuel up before retail therapy and spend time out in the stunning countryside of New England. Start planning your next romantic getaway and book your lodging today! 

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