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The Whaler’s Inn

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Located in Mystic, Connecticut, the Whaler’s Inn is the largest in the downtown area; it boasts a great location, as their website states: “The property is situated just half a block from the Historic Bascule Drawbridge & Scenic Mystic River.”

The inn is just walking distance to local shops and restaurants, along with the Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea.

The inn is split into several different “houses” that offer various accommodations. A noteworthy item about the Whaler’s Inn is the lack of key card access, each room has an actual key — some special old school charm.

Pictured is the Hoxie House, the most requested of the Whaler’s Inn houses. The deluxe guestrooms overlook the Mystic River and downtown.


Written by Paulo Loreto

November 23, 2012 at 11:29 PM

MGM on the East Coast

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The famous MGM Grand of Las Vegas found its place with the Foxwoods Hotel and Casino complex in Connecticut. Opening in May 17, 2008, the 50,000 square foot casino floor includes over 1,300 slot machines and 60 table games.

The MGM Grand was a $700 million expansion at Foxwoods.













The MGM Grand is also home to The Grand Rink, an ice skating rink open during the Winter. Dream Reward members can skate for free on Tuesdays.

The Foxwoods is operated by the Mashantucket Pequots, who are an Eastern Woodland people with its traditional homelands in Southeastern Connecticut.

Written by Paulo Loreto

August 24, 2011 at 11:03 PM

Mystic River

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The Mystic River Bascule Bridge is a drawbridge that spans the Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut. The bridge was designed by Thomas Ellis Brown and built in 1920.

The bridge carries U.S. Route 1 with an average daily traffic of 11,800.

Written by Paulo Loreto

August 9, 2011 at 8:13 AM