Welcome to Downtown Mystic

Nestled along both banks of the Mystic River, is one of New England’s premier tourist destinations.  Historic Downtown Mystic has a rich tradition as a waterside community that makes our locals happy to call it home, and our visitors feeling like it’s their second home.

Explore everything historic Downtown Mystic has to offer. Browse a unique selection of clothing, books, home decor and more at 80 independently-owned shops. Experience the diverse culinary landscape of the area’s best restaurants. From classic American to Italian, seafood staples to rustic pub fare and sweet bakery treats, Downtown Mystic is a foodie’s dream. There are plenty of waterfront activities for the whole family to enjoy as well. Go kayaking along the Mystic River or catch a free summer concert at Mystic River Park. Stay a while at one of four charming New England inns.

Come and see what’s new in Downtown Mystic!

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Upcoming Events

Art After Dark at MMoA

May 16 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Food, drinks, live music and art on the riverfront patio of Mystic Museum of Art! Live Music by The Troublemakers, live art by Mary Horrigan, and ...

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Mystic Sharkfest Swim

July 16 8:30 am – 8:30 am

The 3rd Annual Mystic Sharkfest will be a 1500 meter swim from Middle Wharf at Mystic Seaport, down the Mystic River and under the famous Bascule ...

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