Copy of program.
Getting here (by car, ferry, boat, bus, train or plane): http://www.mystic.org/getting-here
Weather--Mystic weather is never right, even though the Weather Channel loves to come here to film upcoming hurricanes beside all the tall ships: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Mystic+CT+USCT0129 (Even when it's pouring rain or the fog is so thick you can barely see, the weather on my phone says it's sunny.)
Trail map for interesting sites (Hilton Mystic is located near the image of the bus). Download the Mystic Seafarer's Trail Map at: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Klfxar2CmjaE1NT1QyUDUzWmM/edit?usp=sharing
Bike Sharing (free bikes available--but you should reserve as soon as possible). Bikes available at: Howard Johnson's (near Hilton Mystic), Bank Square Book Shop, etc.
Visit: Mystic Community Bikes, Mystic, CT:
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 245-8150
Kayak Rentals: Call ahead to Marine Consignment in Mystic (15 Holmes St.): 860-245-0588. As of today (10/1413), they are still renting kayaks for easy placement in the Mystic River. http://marineconsignment.com/
Starbucks across the street.
Jogger/walker? One close, scenic spot is through or beside Elm Grove Cemetery (a garden cemetery along Mystic River at site # 4) on Route 27 (Greenmanville Ave.) heading toward downtown Mystic. Another popular spot is River Road (near site #7 on Mystic Seafarer's Trail). Scenic views of the tall, old ships docks at Mystic Seaport.
Restaurants Within Easy Walking Distance. One in the hotel and several in Olde Mistick Village plus the following:
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95 South, exit 90. Joshua's limo/car service--860-464-0336. There are no shuttle buses as far as I know but the following one will take you to Amtrak and Amtrak and Peter Pan Bus Line does come through Mystic (though only a couple times of day). Providence Shuttle, (401) 737-2868, "Daily service between T.F. Green Airport and ...the Providence AMTRAK
1.Mystic Seaport’s Whaleship, Charles W. Morgan—the last wooden whaleship in the world
2.Mystic Aquarium’s “Crowns.” Outdoor structures look like they belong to a massive King Neptune. Designed by famed international architect Cesar Pelli (designed Britain’s tallest building, etc).
3.Elm Grove Cemetery Arch--colossal arch leads to scenic garden cemetery shaped like an elm tree.
4.Mystic River Drawbridge (seen in film, Mystic Pizza), historic 1922 bascule bridge has seesaw design
6. Mystic Depot Welcome Center (inspiration for American Flyer’s “talking” toy train stations made in the mid-1900).
7. Mystic Pizza Restaurant, inspired 1988 Mystic Pizza movie) starring Julia Roberts and debuting Matt Damon (whose only line, "Mom, do you want my green stuff?" was said while eating lobster).
What is the best place for an after hours snack? Steakloft is easy walking distance.