If you want to get up close and personal with the sea life of the Cape, look no further than Falmouth's Woods Hole Aquarium. Learn about the aquatic life of Massachusetts with their informative displays, and the kids can also enjoy the seals performing tricks for food. Best of all, its free!
Enjoy a nice and relaxing walk across what many consider to be Falmouth's "hidden gem." Spohr Gardens displays have various pathways with beautiful flowers and various artifacts collected by Charles Spohr. The tranquil atmosphere is what makes this garden a must see destination for any visitor.
Built in 1828 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 as the Nobska Point Light, this lighthouse is used today by the United States Coast Guard. This lighthouse was first lit in 1876, and is still used to assist in seaside navigation to this very day.
Although this museum is small, it truly comes alive in the summer with unique and creative exhibits and events that differ and expand yearly for the public. During the winter, the archives are available to the public as well as a tool shed that is a must-see for any steampunk fan.
Highfield Hall is an exuberant museum that highlights Falmouth's history during the time the railroad was established in the late 1800s. The museum, originally built by the Beebe family and converted into a summer home, commemorates Falmouth's commerce, art, and trades of the times, as well as its gorgeous vineyards and gardens.
The town of Falmouth is home to several organizations dedicated to the study of the oceans and the organisms that call them home. The Marine Biolgical Laboratory in Woods Hole is an independent research facility that has earned a place in the international scientific community. Visitors can tour the campus and get a look at some of the animals used in the MBL's research during the summer months. Tours last approximately one hour and require a reservation to be made at least one week in advance.
This great Italian restaurant offers a comfortable setting and amazing dish presentation. The spectacular Mediterranean and Italian flavors will keep you coming back to this wonderful restaurant, but don't forget to live some space in you stomach for one of the tasty home-made desserts!
Watch the boats and yachts whiz by as you enjoy a hearty meal at the Flying Bridge Restaurant. Located at the edge of Falmouth’s harbor, the Flying Bridge uses the freshest of ingredients for its customers. The Flying Bridge Restaurant also has a dockside cafe for those simply looking for a nice meal or a seaside cup of coffee.
Oysters Too provides a fun, laid back dining experience whether you are enjoying a special evening out with the family or a group of friends. Their food has bee celebrated in the Cape since they first opened their doors in 1992. Not only do they serve some of the finest fresh seafood straight from the bay, their menu also has great selection of choice steaks, chicken, and veal entrees as well as salads and pastas.
This small, intimate restaurant serves up home-cooked meals at affordable prices. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the year, Crabapple's not only fills bellies but warms hearts with its menu of fresh takes on home-style favorites. Don't forget to top off your meal with a slice of homemade pie!
This family-owned establishment is a favorite with locals and visitors and have even been likened to the ones you find in New York City. Have one of their perfect, fresh-made bagels with a little bit of cream cheese for breakfast and a delicious bagel sandwich for lunch.
The Pickle Jar is a warm and inviting breakfast and lunch spot located right on Main Street in Falmouth. The Pickle Jar takes its name from the seasonally-rotating menu of specialty pickles they have available. Popular breakfast items include the blueberry muffin, french toast and the "house hashes." The Pickle Jar cooks with fresh, natural ingredients and even offers several vegetarian options.
Its prime location at the end of the scenic Sea Bike Path may draw you in, but the food and friendly faces are what will keep you coming back again and again. Their fresh baked-breads are used to create delicious sandwiches and pastries include, croissants, pies, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, and brownies.
For hearty breakfast plates like you will find nowhere else on the Cape, stop by Mary Ellen's. This friendly place provides big portions to eat, but if you can't finish you meal you can bring the remains at home! Make sure you try the Portuguese sweet bread once there.
Try the Quahog Republic Dive Bar’s signature stuffed Quahog, Island Burger, or their fish and chips while enjoying a nice cold beer at this festive and fun destination. If you prefer, you can accompany your food of choice with their creative spin on the classic Bloody Mary. Eat, drink, and enjoy friendly music and atmosphere at this Falmouth favorite.
Quick's Hole brings a fresh and exciting dining experience to the Cape. It is located right across from the Martha's Vineyard ferry terminal. They open for lunch at 11.00, 7 days a week and keep their doors open late for drinks and good times. Their original New American-style menu is paired with a drink menu that features specialty cocktails, craft beers, and an impressive wine list.
A nice and cozy bookstore with books for all ages. In the past, it has been named Best Children's Bookstore in New England by Yankee Magazine, but they also offer a varied collection of books for readers of all ages. On your way in, check out the amazing "Alphabet Chair" sculpture by local artist Sarah Peters.
Cape Cod is a very popular destination among tourists from all over the world. For this reason, it can get very crowded during summer and prices are quite a bit higher than during other periods of the year. Some of the best months to visit Cape Cod are April and May, October or November. Winter is when many stores are closed and the city is nearly deserted.
Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.
Two Private Airports service Falmouth: Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY) approximately 18 miles away. 71 Airport Rd, West Tisbury, MA +508 693 7022 www.mvyairport.com Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) 24 miles away from the city. 480 Barnstable Rd, Hyannis, MA +508 775 2020 www.Town.Barnstable.ma.us/airport Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston is the closest national and international airport to Falmouth. Logan International Airport 1 Harborside Drive, Suite 200S, East Boston, MA +800 262 3335 www.massport.com