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Things to do in a day in Falmouth

Jennie Sparrow | 9/25/2019 (updated 1/24/2020)

With a quintessential downtown full of fantastic shopping and restaurants, a bevvy of lovely beaches, and numerous exciting spots to experience, there’s no doubt you’ll enjoy a visit to the Upper Cape town of Falmouth!

Highfield Hall

Considered the “Arts on the Hill,” Highfield Hall and Gardens is a renovated 1878 Victorian home overlooking gorgeous gardens. With a mission to “present emerging and established artists, outstanding cultural exhibitions, performances, and educational experiences within the setting of a beautiful historic estate,” Highfield Hall should definitely rank high on your Falmouth must-visit list!

The gardens at Highfield Hall.

Cape Cod Winery

Less than three miles from the ocean and planted on 10 acres of gently sloping, sandy, Cape Cod Winery’s vineyard mimics the great vineyards of southern France and northern Italy. Sip and savor the flavors of Cape Cod while you taste over nine different varieties of wine under their large post & beam tent placed over crushed seashells.

Cape Cod Baseball League — The Commodores

In the warm summer months, there’s nothing like catching a Cape Cod Baseball League game! Falmouth’s home team, the Commodores, is one of the many teams that play on Cape Cod in the summertime. A little bit of interesting trivia: the league boasts over one thousand former players who have gone on to play in the Major Leagues!

Visit Woods Hole

Venture just south of Falmouth to the quaint fishing village of Woods Hole. There, you’ll find breathtaking Nobska Lighthouse, the free Woods Hole Science Aquarium, and The Steamship Authority where, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can catch a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard!

Nobska Light.

Falmouth Beaches

The Nantucket Sound beaches of Falmouth are lovely, family-friendly beaches perfect for wading, boogie boarding, and swimming. Falmouth Heights Beach has a restaurant and concessions located just across the street as well as a small grassy area overlooking the beach. And the very popular Old Silver Beach is another great spot for swimming and beachcombing.

Old Silver Beach.


There is a wealth of great restaurants in the town of Falmouth! Enjoy the famed “Monsta Lobsta Roll” as you overlook the harbor at the Falmouth Raw Bar. If incredible water views (and Italian food!) are your thing, then Soprano’s Casino By the Sea is for you! For a more south-of-the-border flavor, check out Añejo Mexican Bistro—their table-side guacamole is out of this world! And if you’re looking for something a little more casual, try the pub fare of Liam Maguire’s or arrive and depart by water at The Flying Bridge located on Falmouth Harbor.

Whether you’re looking to feel the sand between your toes, taste a succulent lobster roll, or casually stroll Main Street, one thing is certain—you’re sure to find something for everyone in the coastal town of Falmouth!