Romantic Getaways in Eastern Connecticut Last Updated 1/21
Whether to celebrate an anniversary or wedding to a first date or a replication of your first date, Mystic Country is filled with experiences that will rekindle your love. Make a trip to Mystic Country for your next romantic adventure. From sunset cruises to vineyard tours, there is an endless variety of ways to celebrate your love. Whether to celebrate an anniversary or wedding to a first date or a replication of your first date, Mystic Country is filled with experiences that will rekindle your love.
And be sure to check with each location before venturing out, as hours may change due to COVID-19.
Soak in the Sun and Sunsets by the Shore
From sunrise to sunset, there are endless opportunities to create lifelong memories and to celebrate your love. The relaxing nature of waves breaking, and sandy beaches create the perfect atmosphere for making new memories and honoring your love.
In Mystic on the waterfront, enjoy private sunset cruises of Long Island Sound with Argia Mystic Cruise's classic sailboat or with Mystic River Cruises’ wooden picnic boat. The serene water and breathtaking views of the coastline are sure to be a memorable experience, especially around sunset.
Get out on the water at the Mystic Seaport Museum. They have many rare and historic vessels you can ride aboard or pilot your own to explore the Mystic River.
Experience the sunset reflected on the water from the Stonington Harbor Light and the nearby Stonington Point. The serene atmosphere of pink and purple painting the sky and the calm sounds of the water create an unforgettable experience for your love.
With miles of coastline to spare, it makes sense that any eating tour of Mystic Country should include a spot where the water laps against the rocky shore. Romantic dining options include the Treehouse at the Oyster Club in Mystic, the Bee & Thistle Inn that overlooks the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme, Breakwater in Stonington Borough, and S&P Oyster Co. along the Mystic River.
Picnic in the Vineyards
Stroll along the grapevines and take in the gorgeous views of Mystic Country at one of the many vineyards this area has to offer. Grab a comfy blanket and fill a picnic basket with your favorite treats and come visit your local winery to taste their specials.
Enjoy the spectacular sights of Quiet Corner with a tour of the vineyard and an evening in the tasting room. The Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret offers a tasting room and restaurant perfect for a romantic dinner date. The Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock offers a tasting room and taproom in a secluded setting for romantic evenings.
Feel the fresh ocean breeze by the shoreline as you visit the Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, famous for its panoramic views and its phenomenal wine varieties. The Jonathan Edwards Winery in Stonington is known for its extensive portfolio of award-winning wines and is fitted with a spectacular view of the coast.
A vineyard is a perfect place to watch the sunset in your lover’s arms while sipping a local wine.
Cozy Up at a Local Inn
A weekend romantic escape calls to mind the quintessential quaint bed and breakfast experience, and Mystic Country has a variety of options, ranging from nautical to historic.
If you wander into the Quiet Corner, The Mansion at Bald Hill in Woodstock is a historic landmark that has been renovated into a premier restaurant with outdoor patio seating and an elegant bed and breakfast. The historic feel of the Mansion will create the illusion that you are on the set of a classic film.
For some quiet time together with your special someone, The Inn at Woodstock is a great spot, a 200-year-old Inn featuring four dining areas with fireplaces and spectacular views throughout the property that allow you to break away and enjoy the time spent with your partner.
If you saunter through Mystic, your own movie star experience can be had at the Inn at Mystic, where Hollywood stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall spent their honeymoon in 1945. The inn has a private compound feel with 15 acres to explore overlooking the Mystic Harbor and Fisher’s Island Sound. By day, take your love on a stroll along the inn’s walking trail or walk into town. By night, enjoy a private sunset cocktail with the best views in Mystic and relax together with the fresh ocean breeze.
If you want a romantic getaway and prefer to stay on the water, the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic idea place for you. A classic New England Inn with 16 uniquely decorated suites.
In Mansfield, the Spring Hill Inn, a charming guest house built 1734 welcome guests to spend some quiet time in and around the property.
Your love is special, celebrate it in Mystic Country and treat yourself to a perfect weekend getaway.