Wellfleet: An Insider’s Guide to Cape Cod’s Trendiest TownPosted by in Books
I was given a review copy of this beautiful ebook, Wellfleet: An Insider’s Guide to Cape Cod’s Trendiest Town by the author, Alexandra Grabbe and I wanted to share it with my readers.
I’ve driven through Wellfleet and must admit I didn’t understand the treasures to be found there. Now that I have Grabbe’s guide, I will definitely go back and this time I will stop. Grabbe is an innkeeper in this beautiful Cape Cod town and her personal experience creates the perfect guidebook. I loved the thoughtfully written history of the town and a resident’s view of the festivals and events, as well as the month-by-month guide of what to expect. Where the book really shines though is in the detailed descriptions of the beaches, ponds, restaurants and shops. There are all sorts of fun places to go, including a flea market, yoga classes, seal watching, paragliding and mushroom-picking – things I don’t remember reading about in the guides I used when I visted the Cape. Wellfleet looks and sounds like such a fun place to visit that I really am planning to return.
Here are the insider’s secrets that will make your stay the best it can be. I really appreciated the lists of things to do at the beach, with or without kids. The restaurant reviews are extremely personal and share details of the meals Grabbe enjoyed at each location. The photographs are stunning and after years of relying on Frommer’s and Fodor’s guides, I am shocked by what a difference they make. Instead of having that moment where you drive up to a restaurant and realize it might not be the place for you, you can see photos ahead of time which, coupled with the detailed descriptions of the destinations, really help you make an educated decision about where you want to spend your time and your money.
If you are planning a trip to the Cape, this is exactly the guide you want.
You can visit the Facebook page for the ebook here: https://www.facebook.com/WellfleetGuide
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I just ordered this book after hearing lots of buzz…can’t wait to dig in. And I hope to visit Wellfleet some day – sounds like a special place.
a local guide written from the perspective of an innkeeper — that is something you do not find every day. sounds like a great resource, and good to hear about the photos, as well.
I want to go to Wellfleet now! It sounds lovely, and what a treasure – both the place and the book.
Thanks for this review – it looks like a book I’ll really enjoy. We spend the last few weeks in August in Cape Cod and I would love an insider’s view on things.
Thanks, Brette, for recommending my eBook. Wellfleet looks forward to your visit. In the guide, you will find the best season to come and it’s not summer!
It was very crowded when we came in July several years ago. My parents visited in fall one year and really enjoyed it.
I like your concise listing of the benefits of this guide book. I’ve seen it, too, and agree that the photos are great. But the writing is first rate, also.
Yes, fall is the best time. The ocean is warm. The crowds are gone. The restaurants have not closed yet. September is my favorite month here.
I read this over the holiday. It was fabulous!
I’ve never been to that part of the country but I’ve always wanted to. Thanks for the thorough review–what gorgeous pictures