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Falmouth, MA Travel Tips

Visiting Falmouth, MA, can be like stepping into a lush dream. This quaint New England town offers the very best in East Coast life. Its numerous natural sanctuaries and respect for history make it the perfect place for tourists to learn and grow. Curiosity about the past and a love for fresh landscapes can make for a great Falmouth vacation. Located on the southernmost tip of Cape Cod, Falmouth was originally settled in the 17th century and the colonial atmosphere continues to define the charming downtown district. With 68 stunning miles of Coastline, Falmouth is the perfect place for those who love the sea. Rentals in this area of Massachusetts are popular and go fast. Search for houses for rent in Falmouth, MA, before making a trip with Vacation Home Rentals to get the very best deal.

Things to do

Falmouth’s Museums on the Green are the perfect primer for families who want to learn more about the East Coast’s history. Programs and exhibits can vary throughout the year. Tours can guide visitors across the grounds. Walk through historical landmarks like the Francis Wicks House and the Cultural Center. The Island Queen provides a great getaway onto beautiful waters off the coast of Massachusetts. This ferry service shuttles between Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard every day, and island tours are available. A boat ride can introduce visitors to the rich histories of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Whale-watching cruises can provide families with an up-close look at sea creatures. Oceanography tours teach tourists about the deep sea. The Woods Hole Science Aquarium gives kids and adults the chance to see seals while staying dry and indoors.

Nature is just a stone’s throw away when visiting Falmouth. Vacation rentals located on Quissett Harbor and Buzzards Bay can almost guarantee scenic views. These areas offer many opportunities for hiking and bird-watching. 
The Knob remains one of the most popular tourist attractions for families. Opportunities for physical activity are always present in Falmouth. Summer rentals we offer near the Shining Sea Bikeway allow riders to bike along scenic routes. Since these routes can encompass other parts of Massachusetts, you may enjoy staying in Cape Cod rentals. Falmouth stops can make any route worthwhile. The Cape Cod Children’s Museum can give kids fun ways to learn about history. Kayak tours through marshes provide visitors with a new way to view this town.


The Whoosh, an open-air trolley operating in summer, will transport you from Teaticket Village to Woods Hole Village and back again along Main Street, Falmouth for a small fee. The Cape Cod Transit Authority (CCRTA) bus can deliver you as far away as Provincetown, on the tip of the Cape and to any Cape Cod towns in between. Four boat services will ferry you to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Bike rentals, car rentals, and taxi service are readily available.


Falmouth has a similar weather pattern to all of New England, and it experiences all four seasons. Typically you'll want to visit in summer when the weather is hot, the ocean is swimable, and the restaurants have their outdoor patios open. Temperatures can reach as high as 90, though a cool ocean breeze usually keeps things on the comfortable side. Bring your sunscreen, as a day on the beach can take a toll on your skin. In the winter there is snow, and in the fall the leaves change, but a summer on Cape Cod is unlike anything else - so don't miss out.


Art and sculpture exhibits abound during the spring and summer. Annual photo and craft shows in late summer or early fall display the artistry of residents. Walking and trolley tours of the town are also available for those who want to learn more about Falmouth, MA. Re-enactments portraying colonial figures and other historical events can also be witnessed. The Barnstable County Fair and the Sandwich Town Fair take place in July and feature many family attractions. Check with Falmouth’s official website for a current list of scheduled events.


Shopping in Falmouth is mostly on Main Street, and the quaint shops selling Cape Cod souvenirs, toys, clothing, jewelry, and other boutique items will not disappoint. If you like books, the Eight Cousins bookstore is your spot. Kaleidiscope Toys is perfect for a little gift for your little ones, while the Treasure Chest is a top spot for women's clothing. Want a funky or cool hat? Drop in to The Mad Hatter and try them all on to pick what works best. Homespun Garden and Twigs have plenty of jewelry options. Bean & Cod has all your gourmet foods, and Celebrations has your year-round party supplies.

Food & Drink

Cape Cod is a religious experience for seafood lovers, and Falmouth is right in the thick of things. Eateries range from surf-side clam shacks where no shirt is no problem, to five star dining with white table cloths and white gloves. Of course, the best seafood joints offer spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy local gourmet shops, bakeries and cafes.  Visit the local farms and farmer's markets, satisfy your sweet tooth with locally homemade ice cream and chocolates.  And don't forget to pick up lobsters, local steamers and oysters at the amazing fresh seafood markets.

Simply Divine Pizza Co. is the #1 rated restaurant on TripAdvisor in Falmouth, and with good reason. C Salt Wine Bar & Grille doesn't just have a clever name, but features exceptional vintages and dishes for the high class diner. Glass Onion is described by visitors as a hidden jewel in Falmouth, while if you're looking for authentic Cape Cod cuisine, the Quarterdeck Restaurant is your best bet. Want to drink the night away in Falmouth? Some of the best bars are Liam McGuire's Irish Pub, Quahog Republic Dive Bar, British Beer Co. and Anejo Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar. 

Summer can be the perfect time to visit Falmouth, MA. Rentals book fast during warm and inviting weather. Avoid freezing East Coast temperatures by searching our online listings for the best rental available today. By booking a vacation rental you'll have access to space, privacy, and amenities you're used to at home. It is perfect for large families and groups of friends. Cape Cod should be experienced like a local, not in a stuffy hotel. Consider us for your next trip.
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