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Things To Do In Falmouth MA

Stay Near The Best Local Attractions on Cape Cod

The Falmouth Inn is a full-service hotel located a short walk from the beach in the heart of Falmouth, Massachusetts. Moments from the hotel, you’ll find attractions and activities ranging from golf, whale watching and wine tasting to historic lighthouse tours, day trips to Martha’s Vineyard and more. Starting with Falmouth's famous Shining Sea Bikeway, our picturesque trails are some of the best on Cape Cod. Shopping opportunities are chock full of boutiques and specialty stores, the Cape Cod Baseball League showcases the best amateur players in the country, and the hands-on, marine discovery center in Woods Hole are the best in the world.

No matter what time of the year you visit Cape Cod and the Falmouth Inn, there’s always something fun to do.

Island Queen Ferry

Island Queen Ferry

0.4 Mile 

Getting to Martha’s Vineyard is half the fun when you sail aboard the Island Queen. Just 35-minutes to the Vineyard although you may wish it were longer. Enjoy our enclosed lounge, outside decks and full-service snack bar. And parking is a cinch, just 200 yards from the dock. 

Nobska Lighthouse

Nobska Lighthouse

4.6 Miles

Nobska point is passed by a stream of ships crossing Vineyard Sound, Falmouth and borders the Elizabeth Islands to the north and south Vineyard Martha. Built-in 1828, this lighthouse protected boats cruising Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay. 

Crowd at Falmouth Hrights Beach

Falmouth Heights Beach

1 Mile

This sandy beach offers great views of Martha’s Vineyard and gentle surf perfect for children. There are restaurants and concessions stands across the street and park benches and a grassy area overlooking the beach for picnics. 

The Knob

The Knob

5 Miles

The path to The Knob in Falmouth features beaches on both sides. Though the beaches themselves aren’t long, well-marked trails through a 12-acre wooded area offer a nice hike leading out to this uniquely shaped area.

Shining Sea Bikeway

Shining Sea Bikeway

2.5 Miles

Winding along the Vineyard Sound shoreline, the Shining Sea Bikeway is a 10-mile trail extending from Falmouth to Woods Hole to North Falmouth. 

Old Silver Beach

Old Silver Beach

5 Miles

With its crystal clear waters, a great sand bar for the kids and ample parking, this small beach is ideal for families. It’s consistently ranked among the top five beaches in Massachusetts. 

Tank at Woods Hole Aquarium

Woods Hole Science Aquarium

5 Miles

For nearly 150 years, the Woods Hole Science Aquarium has been a stable and valued destination for visitors, students, and researchers drawn to ocean life. 

Spohr Gardens Signage

Spohr Gardens

3.1 Miles

Enjoy a relaxing stroll through this tranquil six-acre woodland garden on Oyster Pond. Explore winding paths lined by azaleas, rhododendrons and daylilies.

The Cape Club Fairway

The Cape Club

9 Miles

Located in Falmouth, Massachusetts, at the gateway of the Cape and Martha's Vineyard, The Cape Club is the destination to 'Escape to The Cape.

Wines from Cape Cod Winery

Cape Cod Winery

2.6 Miles

Run by the Orlandella family of San Sossio Baronia, Italy, since its founding in 1994, this winery uses European wine grape varieties chosen specifically for the local soil conditions.

Steamship Authority Ship

The Steamship Authority - Martha's Vineyard

5 Miles

The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles, groups and trucks.

Spohr Gardens

Connamaessett Farm

5.2 Miles 

This 20-acre working farm and research center welcomes visitors to pick their own crops, visit and browse the farm stands, gift shop or enjoy a quiet lunch under a shady pavilion. 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Logo

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

5 Miles

Visit the “WHOI’s” Exhibit Center to learn about the Institution's ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by engineers and scientists for use in that research.

Woods Hole Historical Museum

Woods Hole Historical Museum

4.8 Miles

Created to preserve and explore the history of Woods Hole, this lively, small museum features changing exhibits, programs and workshops examining like the Woods Hole whaling industry.

Old Silver Beach

Aquarium of the National Marine Fisheries

5 Miles

This free, recently remodeled aquarium offers a range of exhibits exploring aquatic life, marine science and how the aquarium is working to protect and preserve the environment.

Joint Base Cape Cod Signage

Joint Base Cape Cod

11.9 Miles 

Joint-use base home to five military commands training for missions at home and overseas, conducting airborne search and rescue missions, and intelligence command and control. 

Ocean Quest Logo

Oceanquest

5 Miles

From family friendly fishing charters and leisurely history cruises to trips to Martha's Vineyard and 4th of July fireworks cruises, Oceanquest has a charter adventure for everyone. 

St. Barnabas Church

St. Barnabas Memorial Church

1 Mile

Built-in 1889, St. Barnabas Memorial Church features a lovely English village-style campus, magnificent architecture and a quiet Memorial Garden.