My 3 friends and I wanted to go somewhere for New Years eve (one night). First we thought times square. The more we looked into that, the less we liked that idea. We have played with a bunch of different scenarios, and decided Mystic would be the most fun, while not needing to pay an arm and a leg. Our issue is that every hotel except the Hilton is sold out for new years eve. Looked into the inn's as well, and they aren't what we are looking for.
We don't want to drive far from mystic, and don't want to spend too much money. At the same time, we are looking for something that will be an enjoying New Years eve experience.