Olde Mistick Village

Written by Amy Hall
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Olde Mistick Village is the perfect place to stroll around and browse, as the shops are unique and the dining choices abundant. When you stay at a bed and breakfast in Mystic, Connecticut, you can probably walk out your door and either walk, bicycle, or drive to the shops at Olde Mistick Village. Many visitors who decide to tour Mystic Seaport and Aquarium also make a stop at the village, as there are some truly wonderful stores that sell everything from sunglasses to Indian carvings to American Impressionist art.

When you get hungry and want to grab a bite to eat, you can choose from some in and out cafes, or you may prefer a nice relaxing, sit-down meal at one of the local restaurants. Olde Mistick Village has a plethora of dining choices, so if you want to grab something simple and continue walking, you can do that. However, if you prefer to sit at table by the window and enjoy the ocean view, there are numerous restaurants that can accommodate your wishes.

Of course, you will get the true New England experience when you visit Olde Mistick Village, as there are also many shops that sell wares unique to Connecticut and New England. For instance, don't be surprised to walk into a general store and find homemade honey, saltwater taffy, and fresh baked goods hot from the oven. A few shops also focus on the history of Connecticut and they sell Native American art, including woodcarvings, paintings, and artifacts.

Shop Your Heart out at Olde Mistick Village

In addition to the above-mentioned shops, there are also stores that sell antiques and handcrafted furniture. These big-ticket items can often be shipped to your home if you are from out of state and do not have room in your car. You may find yourself buying more than your car can hold, so the option of having items shipped is always available.

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