Sometimes you crave a change of scenery, but don’t want to pay for expensive travel or deal with the airports’ chaotic crowds. If you live in Wisconsin, we’ve got the perfect Wisconsin staycation for you—a trip to Door County!
As you plan your vacation, be sure to take a look at our complimentary Door County Vacation Guide. It contains local insight on the area’s best restaurants, attractions, outdoor activities, events, and more!
How to Get to Your Wisconsin Staycation
One of the reasons why Door County is the perfect Wisconsin staycation is its location. The county sits on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Michigan. When you travel here, you’ll feel like you’re in a faraway oasis, even though Door County isn’t far away from many major cities and areas.
From Green Bay
The drive from Green Bay to Door County takes about 45 minutes, which is perfect for day trips and staycations. You’ll follow WI-57 North to Green Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay. Take the exit toward WI-42 BUS/WI-57 BUS/Business District from WI-57 North and stay on that path for about 45 minutes. Then, take South Madison Avenue to Michigan Street.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to a charming, small town for a weekend getaway. Get on I-794 and follow I-43 North to Green Bay. Take Exit 185 from I-43 North and follow WI-57 North to Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. It will take you less than two and a half hours to arrive in Door County.
Hop in the car and drive for about three hours from Madison to Door County. You’ll begin by following West Johnson Street to US-151 North. Follow that route to WI-26 North in Waupun. Then, take Exit 148. Get on I-41/US-41 North in Nekimi and continue that way until Green Bay. Take Exit 185 and follow WI-57 North to Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay.
Have the Time of Your Life During Your Wisconsin Staycation
There’s always something fantastic to see or do in Door County. From outdoor adventures to unique boutiques to local wineries, you’re in for a fun-filled experience.
Local Wineries and Breweries
- Harbor Ridge Winery
- Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market
- Stone’s Throw Winery
- Simon Creek Winery
- Island Orchard Cider
Businesses to Visit
- Door County coffee shops
- Door County Creamery
- Door County Maritime Museum
- Hands-On Art Studio
- Door County Trolley Tours
Where to Stay in Door County, Wisconsin
During your Wisconsin staycation, you’ll need somewhere to make your home away from home and rest your head at night. Stay in our adults-only hotel, The Ashbrooke Hotel. Our luxurious hotel is located in Egg Harbor in the heart of Door County and keeps you close to all of the area’s best attractions.
Is it your first time in Door County? From cherry blossoms in the springtime to year-round lakeside views, there’s no shortage of things to experience on this incredible peninsula. Our First Time in Door County Package is a great way to spend time exploring. When you enjoy two or more mid-week (Sunday-Thursday) nights with us, you’ll receive a $25 gift certificate for the Door County Trolley Company. The certificate can be used toward the tour of your choice, and reservations are encouraged. Some of the most popular Door County Trolley tours include The Narrated Scenic Tour, The Lighthouse Tour, The Premier Wine Tour, and The Ghost Tour of Door County.