Mystic + The Coast

Mystic + The Coast Travel Guide

For all things Swedish and German, this cheery boutique stocks wooden music boxes and flower-patterned linens.

The aquarium and research center has a number of exhibits, including the “Beluga Encounter,” where guests can get in the water with the porcelain-skinned whales.

The campus boasts landmarks by Modernism’s leading lights.

In New Haven, the Yale University campus boasts landmarks by Modernism’s leading lights, including the 1978 Louis Kahn-designed center, which is largely made of concrete and white oak and has a dazzling matte-steel-and-glass façade.

The 25-year-old gallery shows works by regional artists such as printmaker Richard Ziemann.

At this working maritime village of more than 60 buildings, you can watch ship builders restore the world’s last wooden whaleship.

This New Canaan landmark catalogues almost 50 years of experimentation by the elder statesman of American architecture; tours include the iconic glass house (built in 1949) and a Gehryesque visitors’ pavilion.

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 eagle.