What makes Door County special? It could be the historic lighthouses, county parks, impressive culinary scene, top-notch wineries, or charming collection of towns. No matter what you’re looking to get out of your vacation, this area has got you covered. If it’s your first time visiting Door County, we encourage you to book a stay at our adults-only hotel, The Ashbrooke Hotel, and read on to learn about all the best things to see and do in the area.
For an even longer list of attractions and events in Door County, download our free Vacation Guide. It’s the ultimate time-saving, vacation-planning tool!
First Time Visiting Door County Must-Dos
With so many activities and attractions to choose from, planning your first time visiting Door County can be overwhelming. We’ve got you covered!
It’s no secret that indulging in local cuisine is one of the best parts of any vacation. After all, calories don’t count on vacation—right?! Luckily for you, Door County is home to a flourishing food scene with culinary influences dating back to the 1800s when Icelandic, Scandinavian, and European settlers began immigrating here. Today, you can find anything from one-of-a-kind fish boils to casual pubs to fine dining spots.
- Alexander’s of Door County (Fish Creek)
- CHOP Sister Bay (Sister Bay)
- Chives Door County (Baileys Harbor)
- Parador (Egg Harbor)
- Shoreline Restaurant (Ellison Bay)
Door County outdoor fun is never-ending! With an impressive collection of state and county parks, historic lighthouses, and picturesque shorelines, there are so many ways to get outside and reconnect with Mother Nature during your stay here. Plus, if you’re traveling with your significant other, there are lots of romantic spots to sit back and enjoy a breathtaking sunset.
- Hike in Door County
- Door County lighthouses
- Door County parks
- Cherry–picking at orchards
- Door County beaches
Breweries and Wineries
Did you know that Door County is quickly growing to become one of the nation’s most respected wine regions? If you’re a self-proclaimed wine connoisseur, then you’re in the right place. Door County is home to a collection of fantastic wineries and tasting rooms that are waiting to be explored by you. If wine isn’t your thing, we also have a handful of breweries/cideries.
- Harbor Ridge Winery (Egg Harbor)
- Stone’s Throw Winery (Baileys Harbor)
- Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Market and Winery (Fish Creek)
- Door County Brewery (Baileys Harbor)
- Island Orchard Cider (Ellison Bay)
The Best Place To Stay in Door County
When you’re looking for luxurious accommodations in Door County, look no further than The Ashbrooke Hotel. We’re conveniently located in Egg Harbor in the heart of Door County, keeping you close to all the best parts of the peninsula. We offer an array of guest rooms and suites, each paired with excellent amenities.
We want to help our guests make the most out of their stay with us. We even have a special package for our newbies, the First Time in Door County Package. When you stay for two or more mid-week (Sunday-Thursday) nights with us, you’ll receive a $25 gift certificate for the Door County Trolley Company. You can choose between many fantastic tour options, such as their Spring Blossom Tour, Lighthouse Tour, or Premier Wine Tour.