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Our 2007 visit is almost planned, one sticking point between me and "she who must be obeyed".

We have a3/4 day visit to fit in and it's a toss up between Ogunquit and Mystic before we head to Cape Cod. We like places with nice scenery, beaches and some historical interest.

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1. Re: opinion

Ogunquit is the opposite direction. How about ANOTHER possibility - Newport, RI. There's lots to see and it's pretty close to Cape Cod as well. Mystic, to me at least, is more a day trip destination.

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Hi,

Well, I'd probably vote for Mystic, Ct. over Ogunquit, based on your criteria.

Mystic has the historical interest, with the Seaport, which really is fascinating if you have any interest in maritime history. There's also a very nice aquarium there as well.

Mystic itself is a very quaint fishing village with shops and antiquing, etc. As for beaches, there aren't any right there, but very close by, in Westerly RI, is the very quaint and picturesque Summer colony of Watch Hill. It's full of the old Victorian houses with the beautiful architecture, and there is a very nice beach nearby, Misquamicut State Beach. This is right on the way to Mystic from Boston, or on the way to Cape Cod from Mystic. The South County area of Rhode Island is also very pretty and bucolic with beautiful scenery.

Here are some websites for you to check out:

http://www.mysticcountry.com

http://www.visitwatchhill.com/

http://www.misquamicut.org/about.html

Have fun!

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Not sure if it would be of any interest but Mystic has 2 large Casinos near by. Both very reputable with a varied selection of resaurants, golf, spas, and of coarse gambling. www.foxwoods.com and www.mohegansun.com. Not everyone's cup of Tea and certainly not "New England" per say but an option none the less. If you are interested in learning a bit about the native american culture they are run by 2 seperate Indian tribes and offer museums to educate their visitors.

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Although our family loves Ogunquit I don't know if it is what you are looking for this visit since it may be somewhat similar to your stay on the Cape. Primarily when we go to Ogunquit it's for sun and surf and relaxation. You can take boat tours where they'll point out lighthouses and there are whale watches too. There's a quaint art museum as well as a trolley museum in Kennebunkport. Also, there's the Ogunquit Playhouse for local, live theater. On rainy days from Ogunquit you would head out shopping to the Kittery or Freeport outlets, or stroll in and out of the stores in Kennebunkport and the center of Ogunquit. Hope the info helps you make a decision! Not sure if you posted this in Connecticut and Maine Forums. You may want to get locals advice.

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The 8-year-old Pecquot Museum on the sprawling grounds of the Foxwood Casino property -- the largest & most extensive museum in the world devoted to Native American Indians -- is awesome!

http://www.pequotmuseum.org

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In 3/4 days you can do both Mystic and Newport. They fit all your criteria and Ogunquit is out of your way.

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