Memorial Day signals the summer kick-off, and the lazy, salty breezes usher in a sense of excitement and anticipation for the seemingly endless stretch of days ahead. From world-renowned science to world-class sunsets, the eclectic village of Woods Hole has it all for a family getaway or a romantic weekend escape.
Learn about the research happening right here at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the tools of their trade at the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center. Get a glimpse into a day in the life of the deep submersible Alvin, the discovery and exploration of the wreck of the Titanic, and much more. Home to more than 140 species of marine mammals, the Woods Hole Science Aquarium features touch tanks offering an up-close-and-personal experience with lobsters, horseshoe crabs, and starfish, just to name a few. Consider scheduling your visit around the daily seal feeding, a crowd pleaser for all ages and a great photo opportunity.
Take your drinks outside and take in alfresco entertainment by local favorites. Self-proclaimed “outlaw jug band” Brothers Rye will be back to usher in another season at Quicks Hole Taqueria on Friday, May 26 from 6 pm to sundown, and Luke Vose of Crooked Coast returns to the newly renovated Pie in the Sky Bakery and Cafe on Saturday from 5 to 8 pm.
Woods Hole is a photographer’s paradise, offering quintessential Cape Cod scenes at every turn. Open to the public from dusk to dawn, a short hike up to The Knob, Falmouth’s not-so-hidden gem, will reward you with stunning views of Buzzards Bay and Quissett Harbor, and endless opportunities for beach combing and bird watching. A trip to Woods Hole just isn’t complete without a visit to Falmouth’s crowning jewel, Nobska Light. Maintained by Friends of Nobska, the lighthouse has become not only a beacon to seafarers but visitors as well. With sweeping views of Vineyard Sound, Nobska is an iconic and beloved spot for weddings and family photos.
Summertime is finally here, and the livin is easy in Woods Hole.