These days, small towns in America are having a moment in the spotlight. Travelers are looking beyond the bright lights of cities like Boston and New York City and seeking out places with a lower concentration of visitors and easier access to the outdoors. With this shift, folks are experiencing an entirely other side of the country — one with plenty of elbow room.
And we are so excited to say that Mystic CT Rated One of the 10 Best Small Towns in the East Coast.
This seaside town sits right on the Atlantic Ocean, and as you’d expect, fully celebrates and embraces their maritime way of life. You can rent a paddleboard and enjoy views of Mystic from the water or take a cruise up the river in a classic wooden motorboat. When the sun starts to set, walk along the river park, then tuck into a plate of seafood at Red 36, a waterfront restaurant with a fantastic outdoor patio.