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Falmouth's spiffy Main Street has a number of stores selling good clothing, home goods, and gifts. There are also several good arts and crafts galleries in West Falmouth and Woods Hole.

Books

Eight Cousins Children's Books, 189 Main St., Falmouth (tel. 508/548-5548; www.eightcousins.com), sells books, games, and toys for kids.

Fashion

Don't be too intimidated to browse in Maxwell & Co., 200 Main St. (in the center of town), Falmouth (tel. 508/540-8752; www.maxwellandco.com), which may be the highest-end clothier on the Cape. Comfortable Italian fashions for men and women are displayed here in an elegant setting. Its end-of-summer sale in mid-August offers up to 70% off the prices of these exquisite goods.

The clothing at Caline for Kids, 149 Main St. (in the center of town), Falmouth (tel. 508/548-2533; www.calineforkids.com), ranges from practical to elegant, and sometimes manages to be both. Sizes from newborn to 14 are available.

Food & Wine

"Pick your own" is the password at the long-established Tony Andrews Farm and Produce Stand, 394 Old Meeting House Rd. (about 1 1/2 miles north of Rte. 28), East Falmouth (tel. 508/548-4717; www.tonyandrewsfarmstand.com), where it's strawberries early in the summer and tomatoes, sweet corn, squash, sunflowers, and more as the season progresses. Of course, you can just buy them here without picking, though the Puritans wouldn't have approved. Open daily 10am to 6pm. Coonamessett Farm, 277 Hatchville Rd. (about 1 mile east of Sandwich Rd.), East Falmouth (tel. 508/563-2560; www.coonamessettfarm.com), runs a full farm stand of vegetables grown in the fields out back. You can pick your own vegetables, look at the farm animals (including two cute llamas), or rent a canoe for a paddle in the on-site pond. A Vegetarian Buffet Dinner is served Friday nights in season (5-8pm; $20 adults, $11 children, free for children 5 and under) at the farm's cafe. The popular Jamaican Buffet Dinner on Wednesday nights in summer (5-8pm; $20 adults, $11 children) features jerk chicken and live reggae music.

Spa

Bellezza Day Spa, 221 Main St. (tel. 508/299-8300; www.spabellezza.com), is perhaps the most luxurious beauty shop on Cape Cod. Set in a high-ceilinged storefront on Falmouth's Main Street, the spa offers all manner of facials, waxings, massages, manicures, haircuts, and other services.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.