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.
Eight Cousins Children's Books, 189 Main St., Falmouth (tel. 508/548-5548), specializes in books for children and young adults but also sells books for adults, as well as games, and toys for kids.
Don't be too intimidated to browse in Maxwell & Co., 200 Main St. (in the center of town), Falmouth (tel. 508/540-8752), 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. (tel. 508/548-2533), 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 watchword at the long-established Tony Andrews Farm and Produce Stand, 394 Old Meeting House Rd. (about 1 1/2 miles north of Route 28), East Falmouth (tel. 508/548-4717), where its 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. It’s open daily 10am to 6pm. Also in East Falmouth, Coonamessett Farm (tel. 508/563-2560), at 277 Hatchville Rd. (about 1 mile east of Sandwich Rd.), 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 quick paddle in the on-site pond.
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.
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