Recently I traveled to Mystic, Connecticut for a little summer escape and painting class + meet-and-greet at Salt Mystic. The class was a blast and working with Patti at Salt Mystic is an absolute joy. It was an awesome time of year to enjoy this cute seaside town, full of fun, delicious food and beautiful views. If you find yourself with 48 hours to enjoy Mystic, CT, these are my recommendations.
Breakfast at Grass and Bone. I had the Danish Breakfast with soft boiled eggs one morning and literally “food moaned” while eating it. It was so well made and a beautiful, tasty dish. The next morning I enjoyed the traditional breakfast sandwich, which featured the perfect ratio of super-crispy bacon to melted cheddar and over-easy egg. YUM YUM YUM. 24 East Main Street
Dinner at Oyster Club’s “Treehouse”. It literally felt like an adult treehouse up in the clouds and I enjoyed the mussels, hush puppies and rosé al fresco. It was heavenly! 13 Water Street
Breakfast treats and coffee from Sift or Rise. I popped in to see what each of these places had to offer and they are all adorable. The iced chai latte at Sift was DELICIOUS and a perfect way to cool off in the summer heat. Sift 5 Water Street Rise 10 Water Street
Dinner at The Engine Room. A delicious burger in a fun + low-key environment was a perfect treat after teaching my painting class. They have a great wine and beer selection as well. 14 Holmes Street.
**A place I was dying to stay was Red 36, but I ran out of space and time! Next time?
I enjoyed a beautiful stay at the Whaler’s Inn, which is arguably the cutest spot in town! The rooms were impeccably designed and decorated in perfectly coastal, luxury decor. I loved staying in Moxie House and every single detail of the room was gorgeous from the linens, to the super fluffy bed, to the shower/tub with jets, to the reading chair by the window overlooking the drawbridge. It really felt like a perfect summer escape! (Also, don’t miss the warm chocolate chip cookies each day in the lobby. They are amazing!)
Walk along the water on both sides of the river and watch the Drawbridge.
Eat ice cream and enjoy a walk around town.
Visit Mystic Pizza (watch the movie first if you are traveling with someone who hasn’t seen it!)
Watch the Drawbridge go up and down and the sailboats pass beneath.
Rent a bike or paddle board (I wish I had had the time to!)
Walk along the water and ogle the beautiful homes from the 1800s. (My favorite pastime!)
Support local small businesses by shopping!
Thanks to Salt Mystic and Whaler’s Inn for a wonderful adventure in Mystic, CT. I cannot wait to return again someday.