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Ideas for long weekend with kids before arrival at Mohegan

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Ideas for long weekend with kids before arrival at Mohegan

We are checking into Mohegan Sun on Sunday 8/16 for two nights. We have three children traveling with us; 11, 10 and 8. We were wondering if we could extend the weekend, beginning on Friday, and are looking for something to do. Any ideas? We were thinking about either Mystic Seaport or Boston. By the way, we are traveling up from NYC.

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1. Re: Ideas for long weekend with kids before arrival at Mohegan

Hi there,

Those are both really great ideas. Boston is one of my favorite places. There is a lot to do there.

If you go to the quincy market fanueil hall area there is easy parking and you can walk around through the shops and watch the sidewalk entertainment. The Boston Common is also in the area and very pretty to walk through. You can also take a whale watch from that area.. or a duck tour, a movie tour, a city sites tour all types of things. There is also a walking tour called the Freedom trail which points out very historic areas..also the Boston Aquarium is in the same area. There is alot to do.

You would also be in walking distance to the north end where there is a great italian food and it is generally a neat area to see. Another other option in Boston for kids is there is a fantastic science museum which makes for a good day.

Mystic Seaport is also fun for kids.. there is an aquarium and little shops and things to browse. I think you would enjoy it.

Another place to consider and another one of my favorites is Newport. Newport is fantastic. There are lots of boats and things to do on the water.. or you can just watch them sail and dock as you have lunch! There are mansions there that you can tour. It is a great day!

If it were me, I would either do 2 days in Boston because there is plenty to see and do or drive up on Friday and spend the day in Newport then drive from Newport to Boston on Saturday and spend the day there and then to Mohegan.

I know I rambled here.. please let me know if you have any specific questions.. I am more than happy to help!

Sun

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2. Re: Ideas for long weekend with kids before arrival at Mohegan

I typed that fast.. sorry for the typos and poos sentences.. lol.. sorry.

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3. Re: Ideas for long weekend with kids before arrival at Mohegan

Check out www.mysticcountry.com and www.visitconnecticut.com

Mystic is great. Village, aquarium, seaport, walk the town, lunch at Mystic Pizza, ice cream at the drawbridge and watch the boats go by. lobsters at Abbott's in Noank ( a very short drive from Mystic) You can stay in the area and have easy access to beaches, boating, casinos, museums---all in one area. The casinos are close to Mystic so your long weekend would not involved a lot of travel. The Native American museum at Foxwoods is a must see with the kids

Also check out visitconnecticut.com/current_category.1841/c…

Boston is a great place but you might not have enough time and by staying in the Mystic area you might have a more relaxing weekend by being in one place.

Have fun

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the foxwoods pequot museum is very interesting and enjoyable. check out their website at www.pequotmuseum.org

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5. Re: Ideas for long weekend with kids before arrival at Mohegan

Thanks to all for your very informative responses! I am actively researching all options; getting kinda dizzy with so many different choices :) !!

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