City Guide: 20 Ways to Have Fun in Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic, Connecticut is a quick, hour long drive along the coast from our home that our family enjoys making several times a year. The seaside town is home to many popular family friendly spots, and the nearby towns and cities of Stonington, New London, East Lyme, Norwich, and Niantic offer plenty more to see and…

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13 Living History Museums on the East Coast Kids Will Love

While traditional museums have priceless artifacts and works of art that are important to see (read why here), kids tend to be more engaged when they can get up close to history. One of the best opportunities for kids to engage with live interpreters and engage with tangible artifacts is a living history museum. Living…

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10 Family Friendly Places to Hike in Mystic, Connecticut

One of our recent family goals, and new favorite activity, has been to enjoy the outdoors more by spending time exploring some of the 139 Connecticut State Parks and open spaces; see the full list here. Connecticut has over 210,000 acres of public, open spaces, and we’re slowly making our way through them all.We spent…

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32 Places to Eat in Connecticut

Our recent list of 30 Places We Love in Connecticut received some great feedback. We’re glad so many people enjoy (and agreed with) some of our favorite spots. I thought about including some of our favorite places to eat, but decided food needs its own post!This is by no means a comprehensive list. Our suggestions…

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The Best Nautical Museums on the East Coast

Growing up near the water, I have spent many a day both IN and ON the water in a boat. Over the years, my family has enjoyed learning about the sailing and the boating industries. There are many ways, and places, to explore all types of boats throughout the Northeast. Here are 11 spots we…

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10 Children’s Museums, Aquariums, and Zoos to Virtually Explore

Last week, we shared a list of 10 National Parks sites that we have previously visited that now offer virtual tours. After the post went live, we found this massive collection of activities and Junior Ranger assignments that children (and adults!) can complete at home. Find the full list here.This week, we have been looking…

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