Connecticut hidden gems: A trip to Mystic

August 02, 2023

Students pet stingrays at the Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, Connecticut, is a popular spot right in Quinnipiac's backyard that is the perfect place for day trips and weekend getaways with roommates and friends.

Don’t have a car? Don’t worry, the Quinnipiac shuttle will bring you to the Union Station Amtrak right in New Haven, Connecticut, where you can catch a train ride straight to the downtown Mystic area.


While you are visiting, you may want to:
  • Visit the Mystic Aquarium
    • Experience a wide range of animal exhibits ranging from beluga whales to polar bears and reconnect with the animal-lover in you.
  • Get a bite to eat at Mystic Pizza
    • Soak in some film history while indulging in a tasty meal at the setting of the 1988 film “Mystic Pizza."
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth at Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream
    • Take in the charming views of the Mystic River while enjoying a sweet, cold treat. 
  • Explore the Mystic Seaport Museum
    • Check out historic boats and more at the largest maritime museum in the United States, the learning opportunities being endless. 
  • Take a scenic walk
    • Admire the coastal architecture, views and breathe in the salty Mystic air that the area is known for.
  • Check out the endless shops
    • From antique stores to trendy boutiques, Mystic has a variety of shops and stores that you can peruse to find the perfect treasure or souvenir.
  • Get in touch with your sixth sense 
  • Soak in the sun at Williams Beach Park
    • Relax and enjoy the ocean view at this quaint, public beach with areas to picnic, tan and swim.

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