a VirtualTourist member from Lexington
Going to Mystic, CT in September--Wanted to know if there is an inexpensive hotel outside of Mystic going towards Newport, RI as it seems staying right in Mystic is a lil on the expensive side.
Also wondering if there is enough activity to easily last 1 complete day in Mystic.
I was in Mystic and stayed overnight in Groton(?) at an inn about 20 mins away from downtown Mystic. You can walk around Mystic Seaport area (shops & restaurants), go to the aquarium, and visit the history museum. There are some shops near Mystic Pizza too. I do think that one day is enough in Mystic though. You wouldn't need to stay overnight, depending on where your next destination is.
There is a Comfort Inn in Mystic that is reasonably priced, I think around80 a night, which isn't bad these days in my opinion. Not near the water but just short drive in. Nicer than staying i Groton from what I've seen.