Mystic is one of the Best Small Towns in Connecticut

New England calls you, especially for those ready to get their next romantic getaway on the calendar. This beautiful part of the country offers a sweeping shoreline dotted with lighthouses and elegant homes, plenty of outdoor areas for boating and hiking, and some of the best small towns in Connecticut. One of these particularly charming locations is Mystic, a historic port town with deep roots in the maritime industry. 

Perched along the banks of its namesake river and the Long Island Sound, Mystic offers a confluence of maritime heritage and modern sophistication, making it an unrivaled destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway. You’ll love strolling the quiet downtown streets, taking in the waterfront views over delicious fresh-caught seafood, and climbing aboard one of the many boat tours in the area. 

Another reason Mystic is one of the best small towns in Connecticut is the boutique lodging properties in the area, secluded Inns and B&Bs, which are perfect for private, romantic getaways. The Stonecroft Country Inn, an intimate bed and breakfast in Mystic, offers a lovely small selection of overnight accommodations for couples looking to unwind and connect. We’re located about five miles from downtown Mystic on a pretty country road, near all the best attractions, but set back from it all for a restful retreat. Book your lodging today! 

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Best Small Towns in Connecticut: The Allure of Mystic

The New England countryside is peppered with beautiful small towns in Connecticut—and Mystic offers a certain romance for couples who may share an affinity for maritime history, boating opportunities, and exploring the great outdoors. 

Here are the most romantic things to do in Mystic, CT: 

  1. Explore the Mystic Seaport Museum: As the country’s leading and largest maritime museum, the Mystic Seaport is the most popular attraction in the area. Stroll the recreation shipyard village, still a working seaport, tour the historic tall ships, partake in a boat-building workshop, and explore the hands-on exhibits. 
  2. Head to the Mystic Aquarium: This aquarium is a fun adventure for all ages, and there’s something particularly romantic about viewing these beautiful underwater displays with your sweetheart. 
  3. Hop Aboard the Argia: Of course, one of the main reasons Mystic is one of the most charming small towns in Connecticut is the collection of sailboats and ships. The Argia is a lovely and classic wooden Two-Masted Gaff Topsail Schooner, and viewing the lighthouses and sunset is something you’ll never forget. 
  4. Stroll the Mystic Waterfront: Mystic sits along the shores of its namesake river, and it’s a wonderful place for a stroll, picnic, and watching boats glide on the water. The historic Mystic Bascule bridge is delightful to watch as the drawbridge goes up and down. 
  5. Discover the Mystic Museum of Art: This cultural hub and art gallery in Mystic brings together small-town local artists and international talents in a beautiful collection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs. 
  6. Happy Hour at the Oyster Club: One of the most beloved restaurants in town, the Oyster Club is perfect for an afternoon glass of bubbles and oysters on the half-shell. Be sure to grab an outdoor spot in the treehouse. Mystic is by far one of the best small towns in Connecticut for those interested in exploring the newest culinary trends. 
  7. Cocktails and Snacks at The Port of Call and The Dive: Voted as one of the best bars in Mystic by Esquire magazine and the executive chef was recently nominated for a James Beard, you’re guaranteed a great drink and snack at this local hotspot. 
  8. Shopping at Olde Mistick Village: Every charming small town in Connecticut has a central hub, and in Mystic, it’s the Olde Mistick Village, a collection of shops, cafes, and much more worth exploring. 

Mystic is just one of the charming small towns in Connecticut—check out New London, Stonington, and Groton during your visit as well! 

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Stay at our Bed and Breakfast in Mystic, CT

Planning a romantic getaway is always fun, and it gets even better knowing you’ll have one of the best bed and breakfasts in Mystic as your homebase. While downtown Mystic is very popular and busy during the warmer months, you’ll be nestled back on our quiet property, away from the tourist hotspots, but close enough to enjoy them if that’s what’s on your itinerary.

Of course, you’ll want to take advantage of exploring Mystic, one of the best small towns in Connecticut, but as a guest at our B&B, you’ll want to plan some downtime, exploring our garden grounds, taking a swing in the hammock, and soaking up our friendly hospitality. This starts early each day with a beautiful breakfast in our dining room and open-air veranda. Sip your steaming hot coffee while listening to the babbling fountain, light jazz, and birdsong. 

Our property offers two different lodging experiences: our historic manor house and a newly renovated barn building. Both have charming and elegant rooms and suites, ideal for couples hoping to spend some quality time together. The 1807 House has four unique guest rooms with antique appointments, and the Yellow Barn building holds our other six rooms with modern touches and spa-like bathrooms. Start planning your next getaway to one of the best small towns in Connecticut and book your lodging at our bed and breakfast in Mystic today! 

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