If you are thinking of visiting Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium this summer, the Mystic Pass Card may actually work out to save you a few bucks especially if you are looking to make a weekend of it. Here are the details:
Travelers looking for value this summer need not look any further than the scenic coastal town of Mystic. Available for a second year, the “Sea Everything” Mystic Pass Card – a unique promotion launched by Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, in partnership with 30 Mystic-area businesses – provides discounts and added value during the summer vacation season and beyond.
Priced at $52 (for an adult), the Mystic Pass Card, with a value of up to $250, offers one-time admission to Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration (including free next-day return with ticket validation), a complimentary fountain drink at each attraction, a limited-edition Mystic tee shirt, up to 20 percent off rates at local lodging properties, up to 25 percent discounts at local restaurants and shops and discounted admission to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center through March 31, 2010.
An adult’s admission to Mystic Seaport is $24 and to Mystic Aquarium is $26. Together you’ll spend $50 for one adult. If you add on the admission to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, that would be another $8 for a total of $58 for one adult.
The Mystic Pass Card is $52 for one adult and it includes admission to all 3 places. Right off the top it’s a savings of $6.00. You’ll also receive a FREE drink at both places (not sure of the price of the drinks but this is possibly a $10 value) and also a FREE T Shirt (again, not sure of the cost but we’ll say probably a $20 value).
Without even using any other discounts, you’ve already saved approximately $36 for one adult. Now if you add in the local restaurant discounts, hotel discounts (if you plan to spend the night) and the store discounts, you will save even more. Lets face it, if you are going to spend the day in Mystic your going to eat and chances are you’ll probably shop while you are there.
For a family of 4 with 2 children ages 6-17 to visit all 3 places in one day you’ll save about $126 for admission, 2 drinks each and a FREE T-shirt for each person. If you are a family of 4 with children ages 3-5 you’ll save about $136. (That’s before you use any shopping or resturant discounts).
I’d say that’s a pretty good savings.
Check out the Mystic Pass Card website for more details on the hotels, resturants and shops that are participating and also the dicounts they offer before you even buy your Mystic Pass Card. There are a lot of business’s involved and some of them will even give you a free gift with purchase! I like those kinds of discounts.
** Don’t forget, if you have your Mystic Aquarium ticket validated, you can return the next day for FREE. Even more savings! You’d be silly not to take the kids back again if it’s FREE!!