It may not be a big city, but Mystic, Connecticut has so much to do to keep you and your whole family busy. Mystic is considered a very dog-friendly town with plenty of things to do that allow your pet to tag along. While Mystic has fewer than 5,000 residents, it still has several pet-friendly hotels, as well as nine local veterinarians to keep your dog in tip-top condition!
Mystic began as a seaport village, and much of the town—including many of the restaurants, museums, and art galleries—is an ode to its nautical origins. One exception is Mystic Pizza, a restaurant in Mystic that was also the namesake and filming location for a 1988 Julia Roberts movie. While dogs aren't allowed inside Mystic Pizza, you can order takeout and enjoy their delicious pizza side-by-side with your pet!
Some other can't-miss stops in Mystic include the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, which focuses on marine life rehabilitation and showcasing their famous beluga whales. You will also want to check out the Mystic Museum of Art and take in its 100+ years of history. Finish your day with a narrated cruise along the Mystic River, or, if you are feeling extra brave, you can take a spooky walking tour of downtown Mystic!