The town of Mystic is the perfect combination of the new and the old. Here lies Olde Mistick Village, the finest example of old seafaring life in the northeast. The perfectly preserved village and the wonderful tall ships and fishing vessels offer a combination of fun and history which is unparalleled. The inns and Bed and Breakfast establishments offer comfy rooms and fine dining for a true taste of life on the ocean. The nearby town of Stonington has much the same attraction without being quite as busy. The beaches and fishing are some of the best on the East Coast and opportunities for sailing and boat tours abound.
The evenings in these quiet towns can be offset with the excitement afforded by the fabulous Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos. The largest and most successful casinos in the world, these 24 hours per day, 365 days a year establishments offer all the excitement of Las Vegas or Monte Carlo, but with the convenience and affordability of New England. They offer dining for every taste and pocketbook from wonderful ethnic and local fast foods to true upscale cuisine. The showrooms, lounges, bars and theatres are a must stop for every major act touring the country and many of these great shows are free. From seniors bingo and quarter slots to blackjack and high roller events and competitions, virtually anyone can enjoy the excitement of gaming no matter what their budget. Go sailing in the day and relax at your inn during the evening or lounge on the beach all day to gear up for an evening of excitement at the casinos – this area is truly one of the great destinations for a classic New England vacation.