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Falmouth, MA might just be the perfect weekend getaway this summer. The historic town has 10 beaches, tons of activities, lots of day trip options, and is easily accessible from Boston.
Check our list of American Sunglass’ top 10 things to do in Falmouth, and get started planning your summer getaway!1. Beaches
New Englanders escape to Cape Cod for one big reason - the enjoy the beach. Falmouth gives you tons of options here - 10 beaches and 68 miles of coastline!
There are 12 miles of public beaches, and the summer ocean temperature is an average of 70 degrees - the warmest on the Cape!
Old Silver Beach is the favorite among locals. Be sure to get here early to get a good spot.2. Day Trips
If you’re a biking enthusiast, check out the Shiny Sea Bike Path. This well-maintained path passes marshes, woodlands, ponds, sandy coastline, and a harbor.
The Knob is a picturesque and easy 1 mile hike along coastline. This is a great hike to do with children and has awesome views of Buzzards Bay.4. Visit the Nobska Lighthouse
Who doesn’t love visiting a lighthouse? You can’t take tours in this lighthouse at this time, but it’s a picturesque sight and a nice place to take a picnic.5. Go Whale Watching
Whale watching season in Massachusetts is from April to November - making summer the perfect time to see these giant creatures. You can take a hop on a cruise only 35 minutes from Falmouth, and spend a half day observing North Atlantic whales.6. Sport Fishing
Half or full day fishing charter tours are available from Falmouth. These tours will take you to the best fishing hotspots around the islands, giving you a chance to catch striped bass , bluefish, bonito, or even tuna or shark.
7. Kayaking & Canoeing
The many rivers, ponds, and marshes that weave through Falmouth make it the perfect place to do some kayaking or canoeing. There are even kayaking tour companies that will give you great eco-lessons along the route
8. The Woods Hole Science Aquarium
This Aquarium, known as the nation’s first, is small but boasts 140 species of marine life from the North Atlantic waters. There is even a touch tank where you can find lobsters, horseshoe crabs, sea stars and more. Admission is free, though donations are welcome.
9. Eat Fresh Seafood and Chowder
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