Planning a Trip to Falmouth?
Here Are Some of the Town’s Top Attractions

falmouth boat launchA day trip to Falmouth, MA, offers a delightful mix of scenic beauty, historic charm, and coastal activities. Here’s a suggested itinerary to help you make the most of your visit:

If you are just getting into town, for breakfast, we recommend the following:

Country Fare Restaurant
319 Main Street
Falmouth, Ma 02540
Persey’s Place
40 N. Main Street
Falmouth, Ma 02540

After breakfast, you can stroll Main Street Falmouth Massachusetts, the downtown area where you will find shops such as galleries, clothing stores and gift shops for souvenirs.
Next point of interest maybe the beaches, gardens, and short hiking trails with incredible views. Our recommendations include the following:

Nobska Light – WoodsHole

falmouth maIn 1829, Woods Hole erected the lighthouse on Nobska Point. That first year, Nobska Light guided more than 10,000 vessels through the waters of Vineyard Sound (to the south) and Woods Hole Passage (to the northwest). In these early years, Nobska Light’s beacon consisted of ten oil lamps with 14-inch reflectors, which the keeper kept lit through the night with sperm oil.

Old Silver Beach

planning a trip to falmouth? what are some of the town’s top attractions?Situated on the western shores of Buzzards Bay in Falmouth. Thanks to the warm currents that flow through Buzzards Bay, the water at this busy beach is always the right temperature.

In the summer, both locals and visitors flock to Old Silver Beach to play in its warm waters and sunbath on its sandy shores.

The Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (the Knob)

planning a trip to falmouth? what are some of the town’s top attractions?Located in Woods Hole is a serene nature walk with spectacular views of Buzzards Bay. The Knob, which hugs the warm waters of Quissett Harbor, is also an ideal habitat for waterfowl and other birds. Over the years, birdwatchers have seen more than a hundred species of birds in the salt marshes that line this coastal bank.

After your stroll, hiking or perhaps biking, you are probably ready to find a place for lunch. Here are our two recommendations for lunch in Falmouth MA:

The Quarter Deck Restaurant
164 Main Street
Falmouth, Ma 02540
The Coonamessett Inn Restaurant
311 Gilford Street
Falmouth, Ma 02540

After lunch, a nice walk or biking on one of the most famous trails on Cape Cod just might be a great idea.

The Shining Sea Bikeway

planning a trip to falmouth? what are some of the town’s top attractions?Connects North Falmouth with the scenic village of Woods Hole. On the way, the 10-mile bike path passes through downtown Falmouth and next to the sparkling waters of Vineyard Sound. Avoid Falmouth’s notorious summer traffic by riding a bike, taking a run, or skating down the coast of Falmouth on this picturesque bike path.

The Woods Hole Film Festival

planning a trip to falmouth? what are some of the town’s top attractions?Celebrates 30+ years of bringing independent films to the Upper Cape. The Woods Hole Film Festival consists of eight event-packed days beginning the last Saturday of July. This year’s 2024 festival will run from July 27th through August 3rd !

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Located in Falmouth is a research center and higher education facility dedicated to the study of marine science. The institution looks at marine plants, animals, and microbes, as well as the changing geology and climate of the ocean. At the Ocean Science Discovery Center, visitors can learn all about WHOI and its mission.

It’s Probably Time for Dinner

If you made it to Woods Hole, and wish to have dinner in the area, the following are our recommendations:

Shuckers | 91 water Street | Woods Hole, MA
Quicks Hole Taqueria | 16 Luscombe Ave | Woods Hole, MA

After Dinner Entertainment in Falmouth MA

To relax after a full day of exploration, head on over to Cape Cod Winery, located on Oxbow Road in East Falmouth.  Much like the beach, this winery is a place of relaxation where you can to sip and savor the flavors of Cape Cod. Most summer evening you will fin live music or perhaps a night of trivia or comedy. 
Or head to Main St Falmouth Massachusetts where many of the local restaurants and bars host local bands and live music on throughout the summer. Check our Event Calendar for updated local happenings.

Calling it a Day in Falmouth MA!

At this point in your day trip exploration, you can either find lodging in town or head back home. If you are looking to spend a night or two, check out these potential lodging for the night:

Lodging in Woods Hole:

Tree House Lodge | 527 Woods Hole Road | Woods Hole, Ma

Lodging in Falmouth:

Shoreway Acres Inn B&B | 59 Shore Street | Falmouth, Ma

Have a Good Night!

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