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10 things to do in Falmouth

From the top: Old Silver Beach; Linda McLaughlin, left, and Lee Barnum operate the Howlingbird Studio screen printing  shop and its Woods Hole neighbor the Liberty House store, respectively; the historical 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House; and Emma Tautkus, left, and Brittany King at Grumpy’s Pub.
From the top: Old Silver Beach; Linda McLaughlin, left, and Lee Barnum operate the Howlingbird Studio screen printing shop and its Woods Hole neighbor the Liberty House store, respectively; the historical 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House; and Emma Tautkus, left, and Brittany King at Grumpy’s Pub.PHOTOS BY JAMES CRONIN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

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This Upper Cape town is often passed over for the tall Atlantic Ocean cliffs of Truro or the party atmosphere of Provincetown, but Falmouth offers plenty of choices for visitors — and you don’t have to fight the traffic on Route 6 to get here. You just have to get over the Bourne or Sagamore bridge.

The walls at Coffee Obsession (110 Palmer Ave., 508-540-2233, www.coffeeobsession.com) are covered with works by local artists that are for sale. But the first things you notice are the robust smell of the freshly made gourmet brew and the sight of crusty, buttery croissants in the pastry display case.

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