Falmouth, Massachusetts is a quaint town which promises visitors a wonderful vacation getaway. The town is located in Barnstable County, and offers many family fun activities, landmarks, restaurants, and beautiful nature. Whatever your age or travel preferences, you're sure to find a home away from home in Falmouth.
Head to the Highfield Hall and Gardens to step back in time and learn about the culture of the area. Complete with an art museum, magnificient architecture, and beautiful gardens, it's a fantastic place to spend a few hours with children. The Falmouth Museums on the Green are similarly interesting; visitors can take a walking tour around the compound, join lectures, and brush up on their knowledge of art, textiles, and fashions from the past. Don't miss the Osborn and Rough Gallery too -- packed with locals and international artists, is a must-see for cultural junkies.
On sunny days, the Old Silver Beach is the place to be. Kids can go seashell hunting and play in the waves, while adults can relax on the sands. There's also a range of water sports here, plus a snack bar and restroom facilities. Plan to stay during the evening and watch the sun set behind the waves -- a spectacular image.
Elsewhere, the Cornelia Carey Sanctuary has to be on your itinerary. Also known as The Knob, this landmark is a short trail that passes through the woods and comes out at Buzzards Bay -- where the ocean is on both sides -- and to an observation area, perfect for picnics in the afternoon. The sanctuary boasts tranquil and magnificent views of the water from one of the southern capes of the great Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Just remember your camera! Alternatively, embark on a bike ride or hike at the Shinning Sea Bikeway. The 15-mile escape stretches past breathtaking sights, including cranberry bogs, Osprey nests, pinewoods, and ocean views. If you work up an appetite along the way, stop off at the ice cream shops and enjoy delicious local flavors en route.
Falmouth is relatively small so most areas are great to stay in. Whether you're looking for a large vacation home with family and friends, or a cozy apartment as a couple, New Falmouth's large selection of vacation rentals will be able to accommodate you.
Falmouth is warmest from July through to September, averaging high 70s, however this is peak season and rental costs also increase. For outdoor activities, May and June are also warm and have fewer crowds.