If you love picturesque coastal towns, scenic landscapes in all seasons, and having a truly unique experience, consider taking a dream vacation to Door County! There are so many things to do. You will have exciting adventures, strolls on the beach, stunning boat rides, fascinating tours, and so much natural beauty to capture with your camera. Make memories of a lifetime with your loved ones in Wisconsin’s most popular vacation destination!
We can help you plan your dream vacation with our free Vacation Guide! We have jam-packed a free download that includes all the best restaurants to eat at, the best attractions to visit, and fun things to do, like markets, shopping, and events! Download your copy today and start planning your dream vacation today!
7 Reasons You Need to Take a Dream Vacation to Door County
1. Wineries and Breweries
An astounding number of orchards, wineries, and breweries in the region make it a must-see attraction for a dream vacation in Door County! Take a tour of the orchards, taste the deliciousness of various wines and brews, and then browse in their shop for your favorites. Here are some of the best wineries and breweries to visit in the area!
- Simon Creek Winery
- Lautenbach’s Orchard County Winery and Market
- Harbor Ridge Winery
- Stone’s Throw Winery
- Door County Wine Tours
- Door County Brewery
- Island Orchard Cider
- Door County Wine Fest
2. Superb Dining and a Fun Local Nightlife
If you’re looking for a great night out in Door County and the surrounding area, you won’t be disappointed! From lively bars and delicious restaurants to the unique, drive-in theater and bowling alley, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of our top picks for a fun night out!
- Door County Drive-In Theatre
- Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill
- Brick Lot Pub & Grill
- Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse
- Hill Street
- Sister Bay Bowl and Supper Club
- Rowleys Bay Restaurant and Fish Boil
- The Viking Grill and Lounge
- Alexander’s of Door County
- CHOP Sister Bay
3. Learn About Maritime History at the Lighthouses
If you’re visiting Door County, you won’t want to miss out on the lighthouses! These beacons have stood tall since the 1800s, guiding sailors through the lakes. Although they may have retired all the lighthouses, they still offer a sense of strength and protection.
Make sure to add catching a glimpse of one of these beautiful structures to your itinerary! Though many of them are now closed to the public, you can still see some by tour. Check out our seven best lighthouses and the Door County Lighthouse festival for a full run-down on the best ways to see them!
4. Endless Choices of Things to Do for a Dream Vacation
We never hear about anyone getting bored in Door County with so many things to do year-round. From hiking to live music, every kind of activity is available. You can go hiking at many state parks if you have the energy to burn. Or, if you’re feeling more like relaxing, you can sit on a beach, stroll through a museum, or catch some live music. Here is just a short list of ideas, but Door County holds so many more gems than these, and we encourage you to keep reading our blog to get the full scope!
- Visit museums and historic sites
- Visit art galleries
- The Farm
- Door County Historical Museum
- Try cooking classes
- Enjoy live music
- Visit cherry orchards and apple orchards
5. Plenty of Parks and Beaches for Adventures
Door County has many unforgettably gorgeous state parks and beaches. With so many to visit, you could easily spend an entire vacation just exploring them. They are a great place to hike or fish and see stunning landscapes and waterscapes. Have a romantic picnic with some wine and cheese from the local shops, and take some pictures for keepsakes!
- Peninsula State Park
- Rock Island
- Newport State Park
- Potawatomi State Park
- Cave Point County Park
- Frank Murphy County Park
- Egg Harbor Beach Park
- Whitefish Dunes Beach
- Nicolet Beach
- Ellison Bay Beach
6. Joy Rides Anywhere You Want to Go for a Dream Vacation
You will find some charming and exciting tours in Door County, WI. Any dream vacation usually includes one fantastic tour where you can see breathtaking scenery or experience adrenaline-pumping excitement.
In Door County, you can visit Door County Trolley Tours and choose from the many tours they offer. Or go to Grizzly Air Tours for a plane ride and get a vantage point of Wisconsin some only dream about! Here is a list of our favorite ways to tour Door County!
- Door County Trolley Tours
- Grizzly Air Tours of Door County
- Kayaking Tours
- Rafting tours
- Segway tours
- Boat Tours (See caves, cliffs, lighthouses, and sunsets)
- Washington Island by ferry ride
7. Great Places for Shopping
There are plenty of places to go shopping for retail and markets in Door County. The farm markets are fun. You can interact with some farm animals and shop for fresh goods at their store. Or grab a cup of coffee or some cheese to pair with a wine from a local winery! Spend the day finding mementos of Door County to take with you.
Farm and Orchard Markets
- Waseda Farms
- Seaquist Orchards
- Schartner’s Farm Market
- Wood Orchard Market
- Fragrant Isle Farm & Shop (Washington Island – by ferry ride only)
- Door County Creamery
- Coffee shops
- Renard’s Cheese
- Olde Orchard Antique Mall
- 100-Mile Shopping Tour (For an idea of what you can find in nearby towns)
Door County, WI, is the ultimate dream vacation spot, offering a perfect mix of natural beauty, fun activities, and unique attractions. From wineries and breweries to lighthouses and lively dining and nightlife to state parks and beaches and tours, shops, and markets, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. This exciting location is the perfect place for a dream vacation and offers many opportunities to explore and experience.
Stay in Luxury on Your Dream Vacation at the Ashbrooke Hotel
If you want ultimate luxury on your dream vacation, stay at the Ashbrooke, one of the top hotels in Door County, and treat yourself to the best comfort right in the heart of nature. Enjoy everything there is to offer in Door County with stunning views of the Great Lakes while relaxing in a cozy suite.
At the Ashbrooke, you get an adult-only hotel experience that provides unbeatable service and excellent amenities, from the firepit and hot tub to the fitness center and pool. Sip a cup of coffee and savor a light breakfast before exploring the local markets and attractions. Book your dream vacation today and start creating your perfect plan for the vacation experience of a lifetime!