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Trip to Mystic, CT - what to see and do and updates

Each year, with the exception last year, for the last 6 years, I have taken the kids on a three day adventure to Mystic, CT. 

With a 3 hour drive it's easy to do in a day and not stay over, but we try to fit a lot in in 48 hours.   This year was extra special!  We invited 2 other homeschooling moms and their children to join us!  Three moms,8 kids and lots of fun. 

Some advice before we begin our journey:

Go on the off season so you can see more and do more without crowds.Stay in a hotel that offers FREE breakfast - saves you some money and gets an early start on adventure.If you want do to the Mystic Seaport and Aquarium then purchase the Sea Pass, saves you 15%. Bring your bathing suit for some swim time (if your hotel has a pool)

We stayed at our usual place, Hampton Inn, Groton CT (only 5 minutes from the Mystic exit and 50 bucks cheaper per night than the Mystic location)  We love Hampton Inns.  With the free WiFi, hot breakfast, 4pm snacks (warm gooey cookies) and newly renovate…

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