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Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic, Connecticut At a Glance

A day or two just won’t do when it comes to exploring Mystic. This seaside port will require at least a week! Mystic is full of things to see and do for the entire family. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Places to Stay in Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic is accessible from I-95, exit 90. There are several national chain motels including Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Hilton and Ramada Inn as well as a number of fine locally owned establishments. Old Mystic Motor Lodge and The Seaport Motor Inn are two of the better ones.

Places to Eat in Mystic, Connecticut

For fast food, look around the I-95, exit 90 area. Most of the national chains are located here. For great local fare try Bravo Bravo (20 Main Street) in the Whaler’s Inn or the Flood Tide Restaurant located in the Inn at Mystic. The Steak Loft in Old Mystic Village is a nice, casual dress, family restaurant worth a visit.

Places to Go in Mystic, Connecticut

The Mystic area is loaded with things to see and do! The Mystic Marinelife Aquarium (I-95 exit 90) has over 50 exhibits, a Penguin Pavilion and a 1,400-seat Marine Theatre. Mystic Seaport Museum is another must stop! You’ll find 17 acrea of historic homes, shops and trade buildings that display life in a 19th century seaport. Take a half-day or sunset cruise… Voyager Cruises leaves from Steamboat Wharf downtown Shopping is an adventure at the Olde Mistick Village (I-95 exit 90) with 60 specialty shops and restaurants set in a Colonial New England atmosphere. For something entirely different, try your luck at Foxwood Casino Resort just a few minutes away in Ledyard.

Getting Around Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic is a seaport town located on the Atlantic Ocean. I-95 runs just to the north of town. Exits 89, 90 and 91 will get you into the Mystic area. US Route 1. which runs parallel to I-95 passes through Mystic.

Mystic, Connecticut Links

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The I-95 Exit Information Guide
“Flat out, the single best website for auto travelers on the Net” — Yahoo’s Internet Life Magazine

The Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Seaport is an outdoor maritime museum that tells the stories of America and the sea. The Museum exhibits historic tall ships and small boats, a New England coastal village and extensive collections of art, shipmodels and artifacts. This is a very nice website with lots of information about the Mystic Seaport Museum – The Museum of America and the Sea

Mystic Four Seasons Discovery Guide
The Mystic Tourist Information Center has a nice website with plenty of info on what to see and do in the area.

Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River, Massachusetts At a Glance

Fall River is a city of 92,000, located approximately 18 miles east of I-95 on I-195. The city is known throughout the region as a factory outlet mecca, but there’s far more to see and do in Fall River than meets the eye!

Places to Stay in Fall River, Massachusetts

The Best Western Fall River (at the airport) is a very nice, clean, comfortable hotel that I personally recommend. The Quality Inn (Wilber Avenue) and Motel Somerset (I-195, exit 4) are also excellent establishments that I would recommend to anyone staying in the area.

Places to Eat in Fall River, Massachusetts

I-195, exit 7 (Portsmouth Avenue) has several fast food restaurants. For something a little less “fast” try The Eagle Restaurant, downtown at 35 North Main Street. For great seafood, visit LePage’s Seafood Restaurant and Market (I-195, exit 9). Casual dress and generous portions are their trademark! I personally recommend T.A. Restaurant (downtown at 408 South Main Street). They feature Portuguese cuisine as well as American food.

Places to Go in Fall River, Massachusetts

Outlet shopping is the buzzword here. Fall River’s factory outlets are concentrated on Jefferson and Quarry Streets directly off I-195, exit 8. Visit the Battleship Massachusetts, the Destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., attack sub USS Lionfish and several World War II PT boats (I-195, exit 5). The Marine Museum (70 Water Street) has an excellent Titanic exhibit as well as displays on the history of steam transportation.

Getting Around Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River is accessable from I-95 to I-195. I-195 runs directly through the city east-west. MA Route 24 runs north-south with access to points throughout the city.

Fall River, Massachusetts Links

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The I-95 Exit Information Guide
“Flat out, the single best website for auto travelers on the Net” — Yahoo’s Internet Life Magazine

Fall River’s Battleship Cove
Battleship Cove, home of Battleship Massachusetts and her sister ships, is open daily, year round, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors get their hands on history as they work the 40mm guns aboard Battleship Massachusetts, explore the decks aboard Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., dodge torpedoes aboard Submarine Lionfish, and see the only two PT boats on public display in the world.

Brunswick, Georgia

Brunswick, Georgia At a Glance

Brunswick is a great weekend getaway. You can visit the historic downtown area or take the car and explore the islands at your own pace. Sample some of the region’s seafood or take a leisurely cruise on the water. Golfing, fishing, you name it. There’s plenty of shopping too… factory outlets, malls and one-of-a-kind shops.

Places to Stay in Brunswick, Georgia

Embassy Suites at the Glynn Place Mall (two miles east of I-95 exit 8), and the Jamison Inn are two of the nicest establishments in the area and offer a number of “extras” you don’t pay extra for.

Most of the national chains are located at I-95 exit 7. Budgetel, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Motel 6, Ramada, and more are right here. I recommend the Shoney’s Inn. It’s far enough away from the Interstate to be quiet yet close enough for you to walk to several restaurants and plenty of shopping!

Places to Eat in Brunswick, Georgia

There are several fine restaurants located in the city of Brunswick as well as at the three major I-95 exits. The Grapevine Cafe in Brunswick’s historic district (Newcastle Street) is a must stop. The commercial area around the Glynn Place Mall (2 miles east of I-95 exit 8) has a number of restaurants too!

The areas major commercial strip and home to dozens of restaurants is right at I-95 exit 7. Fast foods like McDonald’s and Taco Bell to the area’s best. I recommend Jinright’s Seafood House (2815 Glynn Avenue) and Matteo’s Italian Restaurant.

Places to Go in Brunswick, Georgia

The best way to see the Brunswick area is by car. The Golden Isles Welcome Center on I-95 (southbound between Exit 8 and 9), and US 17 (at Torras Causeway) have self-guided driving tour maps available. Be sure to visit Downtown Brunswick and Lover’s Oak at the intersection of Albany and Prince Streets, a legendary tree said to be over 900 years old. For shopping, check out the Magnolia Bluffs Factory Shops right off I-95 exit 10, and the Glynn Place Mall, about two miles east of I-95 exit 8 on GA 25.

Getting Around Brunswick, Georgia

Brunswick lies east of I-95. Exit 6 (US 17) takes you into the city from the south. Exits 7 (US 25, US 341) and 8 (GA 25) enter Brunswick from the north. Jekyll Island is located just southwest of the city, via US 17 and Jekyll Island Road. St. Simons Island is located east of the city, via GA 25 and the Torras Causeway.

Brunswick, Georgia Links

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The I-95 Exit Information Guide
“Flat out, the single best website for auto travelers on the Net” — Yahoo’s Internet Life Magazine
Golden Isles Navigator
Information about Georgia’s Southern Coast including Brunswick, Sea island, Cumberland Island and the region.

Freeport, Maine

Freeport, Maine At a Glance

Freeport is known throughout the region as the place to go outlet shopping. It’s the home of world-famous retailer, L.L. Bean as well as over 170 other shops and stores. But it’s not just shopping, Freeport is a vibrant 4-season seaside community with tons of things to see and do!

Places to Stay in Freeport, Maine

There are dozens of Hotels, Inns and Bed & Breakfasts located in and around Freeport. If you get off I-95 and head north on US Route 1 through Freeport center, you’ll find most of them. You won’t find many of the major lodging chains here… the vast majority are independent establishments. What would Maine be without camping? There’s plenty of camping areas and RV parks here too! From I-95 exit 20 you’ll find Blueberry Pond, Cedar Haven, Durham, and Florida Lake Campgrounds. The Desert of Maine Campground, Flying Point and Recompounce Shore Campgrounds (exit 19) are also nearby.

Places to Eat in Freeport, Maine

Not much in the way of national chains here, but the local fare is nothing to sneeze at! And, oh what seafood! Again, if you leave I-95 at exit 17 and head north on US Route 1 you’ll pass by all kinds of fine places to grab a bite! Check out Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Co., right on Route 1 in South Freeport. Great seafood overlooking the harbor! The Chowder Express & Sandwich Shop (Mechanic Street) has award winning New England style seafood chowder that will hit the spot!

Places to Go in Freeport, Maine

Shopping of all kinds here! It’s really the outlet capitol of New England, with many of the national chains as well as a flurry of one-of-a-kind shops! You name it, you’ll find it. Atlantic Seal Cruises (leaving from the town wharf) has Seal Watch, Lobster Demo, Sunset, and Island Foliage cruises daily… The Desert of Maine (I-95 exit 19) is another popular attraction for the entire family.

Getting Around Freeport, Maine

Freeport is accessible from I-95 exits 17, 19, and 20. The Interstate runs along the western side of Freeport, and roughly parallel to US Route 1. If you travel Route 1 through Freeport, you’ll find most of the city’s attractions.

Freeport, Maine Links

Need more? Try these links for additional information about Freeport, Maine.

The I-95 Exit Information Guide
“Flat out, the single best website for auto travelers on the Net” — Yahoo’s Internet Life Magazine

The Freeport Visitor’s Guide
Discover Freeport and the Freeport USA Visitor’s Guide website.

SleepCritique.com
Lodging reviews from travelers. Discount hotel reservations.