Harbor with a variety of boats and yachts in Cape Cod
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Things to do in Cape Cod

If you're looking for things to do in Cape Cod, look no further. Falmouth is one the most desirable destination resort towns on the Cape, with miles of shoreline and public beaches, ferries to Martha’s Vineyard, summer tropical gulf-stream waters for boating & beach recreation, and the town’s famous scenic Shining Sea Bike Path. The Coonamessett is in the heart of it all — centrally located and a destination unto itself! 

Things to do in Cape Cod (Falmouth, MA):

Drive the villages and coastal roads

Maps of the local area, with directions and suggestions for activities and adventures from a native’s perspective, are available at the front desk.  Enjoy the beauty of the scenic coastal roads and drive along the hillside of Nobska Lighthouse and into the quintessential seaside village of Woods Hole.

Enjoy one of many Falmouth beaches

Falmouth is a favorite summer destination for its ten town beaches that boast gulf-stream warm summer waters, including the pristine pure sands of popular Old Silver Beach located in North Falmouth. Parking is provided at all beaches, with bath houses, lifeguards, and snack bars at a few. Another favorite we recommend is The Knob.

Stroll historic main street in Falmouth

Known as one of the most charming and lively main street villages on Cape Cod, with ample free parking, and only a few minute drive from the Inn or a short walk.  Enjoy a morning or afternoon strolling the chic Cape gift stores, restaurants and bakeries.  Visit the Falmouth Library or just enjoy sitting on the library lawn.

Get out on the water

Embark on a daytime cruise, set out to sea as the sun sets over the horizon, enjoy a one-of-a-kind bachelorette party, or witness a 4th of July fireworks show you’ll never forget––all possible aboard the Plan Sea. With the capacity for up to 22 passengers, this sea vessel offers indoor and outdoor seating, plus a wet bar and is sure you to leave you with memories of a lifetime.

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Bike the Shining Sea Bikeway

Falmouth’s famous scenic Shining Sea Bikeway meanders through marshes, along stretches of beaches, and through Cape pines and cranberry bogs. The path runs for over ten miles, from the Woods Hole Ferry terminal in Woods Hole to North Falmouth. Local bike rentals are available and access to trails can be reached directly from the hotel. 

Take a trolley tour or visit a local museum

Learn about the history of the town of Falmouth on a scenic trolley tour or at the Museums On The Green. Hear about the American songwriter Katharine Lee Bates, who was born in Falmouth on August 12, 1859. She is remembered as the author of "America the Beautiful."

Take a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard

Depart on a ferry from Falmouth to the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard for an action packed or leisurely day trip, exploring quaint harbor towns and lighthouses, sandy beaches, and old-world charmed farmlands. Take a ride on the iconic carousel in Oak Bluffs or enjoy an afternoon ice cream treat on the docks in Edgartown. Stop by the front desk where we sell ferry tickets (please note we unfortunately cannot offer ferry tickets for the 2020 season). The ferry is located within a five minute drive from the inn. (If you're looking to expand your visit to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard, make sure to check out Lark Hotels' island options!) 

Drive historic route 6-A along scenic seaside villages

This meandering 62 mile scenic stretch of old state highway is a relaxing sightseeing heaven. Quaint Cape Cod historic Victorian houses, charming seaside villages, and antique shops abound.

Visit Mashpee Commons

Enjoy a movie, eat a cupcake, go bowling, or play bocce. Practice yoga, visit an outdoor craft fair, listen to a fresh air concert, or enjoy one of many great restaurants.

Stay during our Christmas holiday spectacular

One of the most popular and festive times at the The Coonamessett is during the Christmas season. The cozy aura of the holidays “deck the halls” with elegantly chosen wreaths, Christmas trees, holiday music, soothing fireplaces and good cheer.