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Mystic + The Coast Travel Guide

ARTICLES

Arts and Ideas Flood New Haven at International Festival

If you're looking for a quick family outing from Boston or New York between now and June 30th, hop a train to New Haven, Connecticut,...

Trash or Treasure? A Second Life for Hotel Furniture

I love hotel remodels—the gleaming bathroom fixtures, the springy pillow-top mattresses that feel improbably cushier than any I’ve owned. But as someone who gets guilty...

My Town: Mystic, CT

Presenting the perfect fall weekend getaway spot—and a 14-year-old native who knows his way around

Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S.

Where to sample the best Italian food this side of the Atlantic, whether you’re craving pizza or a chef’s tasting menu starring prosciutto and truffles.

Same-Sex Destination Wedding Boom

Gay couples are flocking to Connecticut and Massachusetts to get married. For those planning—or attending—a destination wedding, here’s how to do it right.

Cities Selling Parking, Airports, Zoos

Wall Street Journal |  Cities and states across the nation are selling and leasing everything from airports to zoos—a fire sale that could help plug...

Letters | September 2011

Seafood Shacks “America’s Best Waterfront Seafood Shacks” [Peter Jon Lindberg, July] fails to mention three coastal states with important maritime heritages: North Carolina, Virginia, and...

Restoration of the Glass House

The late Philip Johnson’s New Canaan, Connecticut residence, the Glass House, will open to the public this spring. Michael Z. Wise reports on the meticulous...

America's Most Beautiful College Campuses

Take a crash course in architecture at the country’s most beautiful college campuses.

America's Most Iconic Drives

Classic Americana combined with great scenic drives make for can’t-miss road trips across the country.
HOTELS

Whaler's Inn

This 19th-century property is right downtown and has easy parking (a rarity along Mystic’s old winding streets). Request a room in the Hoxie House, one of the inn’s five buildings, which... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Rawley's

Connecticut—yes, Connecticut—has a shockingly large number of wiener huts, many of which specialize in deep-fried dogs. Our fave? Rawley's, which is also the preferred local hot-dog palace... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Take a two and a half hour classic steam train and triple-decker riverboat tour to see beautiful farms, secret coves, and marshes and wetlands that are home to ducks, swans, and the occasional bald... more ›


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