• Day & Night in Falmouth – Your Concierge Visit

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    Join us everyday as our concierges share their favorite activities, special places and opportunities to enjoy the Cape - from Provincetown to Falmouth, indoors and outdoors, for every kind of occasion.

     

     

    The Luxx Concierge visits the Cape’s 15 towns. One in a  series.

     

    The town of Falmouth boasts quaint shops, beautiful scenery, and plenty of history. Whether you are a visitor, second homeowner or full time resident, the Luxx Concierge shares some favorites.

    If you’d like completely personalized custom recommendations for your own Day & Night in Barnstable (specific to your individual interests), don’t forget to utilize our Ask the Concierge function. We’ll be back to you within the hour.

     

     

    For early risers

     

    Shining Sea Bikeway

     

    Lining the coast of Falmouh to Woods Hole, this bike path is sure to please anyone who enjoys the scenery of Cape Cod. Bikers travelling along the path can expect to see classic Cape Cod wildlife such as cranberry bogs, and of course, the ocean, including Chapaquoit Beach and Sippewissett Marsh, among a variety of trees and flowers native to the area.

    This is a great spot for tourists and locals alike, as it allows one to explore the beauty of Falmouth and Woods Hole up close, while getting some good ole fashioned exercise in the process.

    Then off for breakfast close by

    Village Café

     

    village cafeIf you’re searching for a place to enjoy breakfast or brunch in a quaint and scenic Cape Cod café, the Village Café may be just what you’re looking for. Located 624 Rt. 28,   conveniently off the Shining Sea Bikeway in West Falmouth, this little restaurant offers a variety of breakfast items, coffee and smoothies, along with standout treats like the buckwheat blueberry muffin and the cinnamon sticky bun.

    Some of their most popular menu selections include the breakfast jeuvos rancheros. If you return for lunch, two favorites are the artichoke melt and black bean corn quesadilla.

    Breakfast is from 6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    For a bit of history and culture

    Highfield Hall

     

    HighfieldHall3An up and coming place in Falmouth, Highfield Hall is the renovated old home of the Beebe Family, some of the earliest visitors to the town of Falmouth in the summertime. The home is full of rich history and absolutely beautiful architecture. Outside, you can walk around the grounds that include a large garden and numerous walking trails throughout the neighboring Beebe woods. This is a great activity for either a sunny or rainy day, as the lovely décor inside the structure is just as charming as the surrounding property outside.
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    A touch of nature

    Ashumet Holly Betsy Wildlife Sanctuary

     

    ashumetA perfect spot for exploring the beauty of nature, Ashumet Sanctuary is home to 45 acres of woodlands, fields, and walking trails. Those exploring the sanctuary can see a myriad of holly trees, rhododendrons, and an herb garden, among many other plant life and trees.

    At the center is an eight-acre pond that that houses more than 30 species of dragonflies and scarce wildflowers. Birds such as barn swallows and orioles can be seen flying around the sanctuary. Anyone hoping to experience a peaceful journey through nature on scenic Cape Cod can certainly find that here.

     

    Take out for lunch – and a special desert

    Pies A La Mode

     

    blueberry-pieLocal. Sweet. Homemade. These are just three words that describe this small, familyowned cafe on Main Street. It offers delicious, freshly made pies including strawberry, rhubarb, pumpkin, coconut cream and key lime.

    It also serves a lunch menu consisting of various sandwiches and wraps, along with other baked goods like cookies and cakes. Each item is made from scratch and created with ingredients in Massachusetts. This is a great pick if you’re looking to try something different, yet fresh and local.

     

    Why not a picnic?

    Spohr Gardens

     

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    Now that you have your take out, here is a lovely spot to sit and dine.

    A place that is certainly off the beaten path, Spohr Gardens are located at the end of Fells Road, a dead end street off of Oyster Pond Road. A very serene place, the gardens wrap around beautiful Oyster Pond with a deck where you can see over to Surf Drive Beach, also doubling as a great spot for kayaking.

    As for wildlife, don’t be surprised if you find a turtle sunbathing on a rock or various birds flying overhead, with flowers like daylilies and azaleas blooming around. It’s the perfect place for an afternoon picnic and even meditation, for those looking for a tranquil and peaceful location.

     

    Let’s get ‘on’ the water

    Cape Cod Windsurfing

     

    pic_summer2006-1_smIf you’re looking to try something different and exciting during your trip to the Cape, Cape Cod Windsurfing is sure to give you that opportunity. Located on Old Silver Beach, this is the only on-the-beach watersport school in New England.

    Lessons in windsurfing and paddle boarding are offered, but one can also rent jet skis, kayaks, and other water sport vehicles. If you’ve ever thought about trying out one of these sports, what better place to do it than Cape Cod in the summertime.

     

    A sweet break

    Eulinda’s Ice Cream

     

    eulindaAlso located next to the Shining Sea Bikeway, Eulinda’s Ice Cream is just as inviting as its neighbor, the Village Café. Here you’ll find flavors such as oreo, pistachio, peppermint stick, black raspberry, plus many others, in addition to the always-popular death by chocolate and frozen yogurt coffee bean crunch. This is a great place to stop to grab a frozen treat after a day on the beach or to reward yourself for your trek on the bike path.

    Shopping and souvenirs

    Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium

     

    emporium coverIf you’re looking for delectable chocolate on the Cape, look no further than Ben & Bill’s on Main Street in Falmouth. Their plethora of various chocolates and candies are created from family recipes passed down over generations. Buttercrunch made from ground almonds, dark chocolate and butterscotch, along with numerous kinds of chocolates such as creams centers, mint, truffles, nut, and fruit, each and every sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied.

    Fudge, jelly beans, gummies, licorice, and other candies can also be found at this little emporium. If you’re looking to experiment with dessert places on the Cape, Ben & Bill’s is certainly worth of a try.

     

    Under the Sun

     

    jewelry_xFrom pottery to paintings, and nearly everything in between, this little shop next to the Woods Hole Post Office offers items that are close to home.

    In the jewelry section you’ll find special collections such as the Panis, named after Gladys Panis, a woman who designed and crafted exquisite silver jewelry in Falmouth for about 75 years. You’ll also find Skagen watches, along with table art and jewelry designed by Michael Michaud.

    Under the Sun also sells fine glass and pottery products made by local artists and typical shopping items like shoes and clothing.

    Since you are in Woods Hole, take some time to enjoy other locales

     

    Treasure Chest Gifts

     

    treasureThis is an ideal store if you’re shopping for high-end women’s apparel for a special occasion or business meeting. With vendors from all across the globe, including New York and Israel, along with local companies in Boston and Rhode Island, this shop has no shortage of diverse clothing styles.

    You’ll find dresses, shirts, skirts, and other apparel for any day, evening, or elegant occasion you may be attending. Treasure Chest, located at 233 Main Street, also sells goods for home décor such as pillows and candles.

     

    Buy Way Boutique Consignment

     

    consignmentThis chic boutique on 47 North Main Street in Falmouth has all the charm and class you need when shopping for high-quality attire like clothing, shoes, and accessories. It only accepts clothing that is two years old or less and in pristine condition, which includes clean and pressed, so you’re assured to get the finest quality product.

    In keeping with this trend, the shop does not accept any knock off goods, as they commit to selling elegantdesigner brands

     

    A feast for your eyes – and bring the camera

    The Knob

     

    Knob3While the day is long, take a break before dinner at a gorgeous little spot, The Knob, which is about a 5-10 minute walk from the marina of Quissett Harbor.

    The path leading to the Knob leads you down a sandy walkway surrounded by trees and shrubbery, almost as if you’re walking through the woods. All of a sudden, the trees clear and you’re encompassed by Buzzards Bay and Quissett Harbor.

    After a short climb up a stone staircase, you’ll find yourself at the top of the Knob, overlooking all of Buzzards Bay and can see the stretch of the mainland along the horizon. The view is stunning and wonderful for taking photos; definitely a place that both year-round residents and visitors will enjoy.

     

     

    Time for Dinner

    Glass Onion

     

    There are numerous dining out experiences the Luxx Concierge recommends. For a taste of high-end dining, consider The Glass Onion on North Main Street. This restaurant’s expansive menu consists of elegant cuisine from duck to filet mignon, along with seafood such as swordfish and oysters.

    The Glass Onion also boasts an impressive wine list, offering a myriad of whites and reds. A bit on the pricy side, it’s a solid selection if you’re toasting a celebration or simply in the mood to splurge.

     

    Falmouth Cinema Pub

     

    falmouthbeerFor more casual fare, visit the Falmouth Cinema Pub. And as the name suggests, you can take in a movie too.

    You can enjoy the film from a seated table and also order a meal. The menu offers your typical pub fare like sandwiches and pizza, along with a selection of beer and wine. If you’re looking for a unique cinematic experience, you’ll certainly find it here.

     

    If you’re not ready to call it a night

     

    Hard to call it a night quite yet? Here are fun spots for a night cap.

    The British Beer Company at 263 Grand Avenue in Falmouth Heights offers nearly 20 drafts from the British Isles.

    Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub, at 273 Main Street offers live music on weekends year-round with no cover.

    Grumpy’s Pub, at 29 Locust Street also has music from rock to blues to jazz on Saturdays with a 45 cover.

     


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    July 07, 2014