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Things to do in Door County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Peninsula State Park has miles of biking, hiking and skiing trails. Rent a single or double kayak at Nicolet Beach and paddle out to see the Bluffs. Historic Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is good spot for a picnic.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Fantastic. Beautiful and powerful views of the lake. A place to picnic and have fun.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Wonderful Pizza with two locations, one in Fish Creek and the new location in Sister Bay.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Well kept trails, part of the Ice Age Trail 2.8 miles long, 8 mile bicycle trail. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A great place to go when the weather is not the greatest. Get yourself a beer flight, a giant Bavarian pretzel with cheese and select one of your favorite board games to play with old friends or new ones you just met at their big communal tables. There is an outdoor beer garden out back and cornhole out front.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“{FREE} Entrance to the park is located 100 yards away from the Sand Beach Cottage. Enjoy 1,000 acres of hiking, running and biking trails--or groomed x-country trails in the winter! Hikes for every age and ability.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Built 1854-1858 you’ll step back in time when you tour Point Betsie. Many lighthouse lovers consider this on of the finest historic lighthouse on the Great Lakes. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Probably one of thee best restaurants in the area; slightly expensive, you'll need reservations. But the food and drinks are amazing and use local ingredients. The setting is beautiful as well. You may need reservations.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“This restaurant also has rosemaling by Sigmund Aarseth and was also imported from Telemark Norway. The original owner, Al, was good friends with the original owner of Binkhaven. They also have goats on their grass roof, a tourist favorite.”
  • 18 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fascinating nautical stuff for boat nerds and anyone interested in door County history. Fowl weather day alternative, but really interesting any time. Check out the telescope. Ask about boat tours.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Great small plate restaurant. We love to share the delicious things they have to offer. Small and quaint....very casual setting but yet a bit upscale too.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Winery
“Second oldest winery in Door Co. Mainly California wines, charge for tasting, knowledgeable staff.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Candy Store
“If your expanding your visit… we are the gateway to Door County with nit’s quaint little shops and beautiful views, parks and beaches.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Make a reservation, supper club, great place for special occasion w the ones you love”
  • 11 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“We don't have an indoor theater but the Skyway Drive-In is a must go to for families, couples or anyone that enjoys a double feature movie. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Theater
“This is the oldest summer stock theater in the United States! Located on the western shore of the Door Peninsula----we encourage you to arrive early and take in the views overlooking the bay. An outdoor fire pit will allow you to warm up if you get chilly and the stunning sunset views are priceless! ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Wonderful Pizza with two locations, one in Fish Creek and the new location in Sister Bay.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“This restaurant also has rosemaling by Sigmund Aarseth and was also imported from Telemark Norway. The original owner, Al, was good friends with the original owner of Binkhaven. They also have goats on their grass roof, a tourist favorite.”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Probably one of thee best restaurants in the area; slightly expensive, you'll need reservations. But the food and drinks are amazing and use local ingredients. The setting is beautiful as well. You may need reservations.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Great small plate restaurant. We love to share the delicious things they have to offer. Small and quaint....very casual setting but yet a bit upscale too.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Make a reservation, supper club, great place for special occasion w the ones you love”
  • 11 locals recommend
Winery
“Second oldest winery in Door Co. Mainly California wines, charge for tasting, knowledgeable staff.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“A wonderful place for breakfast or lunch. It's a casual and colorful eatery.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“Good food. They have an outdoor beer garden and live music many nights throughout the summer. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

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