We went to Mystic last weekend. This is an ideal weekend getaway, small town feel, a few worthwhile tourist sites, many hotels, great restaurants, Olde Mystik Village… lots to do in 2 or 3 days.
Above is Mystic Pizza, made famous by the movie of the same name;
Mystic Seaport, a wonderful maritime museum, with displays of ships and a recreated 19th century seaside village;
Wonderful little shops, both in Olde Mystik Village, and downtown:
And lots of lighthouses, my personal favorite (I collect miniatures, and my house is decorated with photos, replicas, etc.):
If you live in New England, or are visiting, this is a neat little place to spend a few days, even in winter, because yes, it is damned cold.