The final portion of this 3 part series is meant to allow me to share with ya’ll why the BOY and I continue to return to Door County each summer! It’s not meant to make you want to plan a DC vacation, but warning…it just might!
Why I Heart Door County…
Everyone is friendly.
It is easy to make a new friend while running along a trail or sitting by the docks. In Door County, Bears and Packers fans can even share a bar and bartender. Does it get any friendlier than that?!
There is a nice mixture of city life and state parks.
I love to explore the shops, but my favorite places are the views from the parks.
There’s always something new to discover.
This year, there was a new bakery (that we went to twice) and a hard cider distillery that was closed but that we will definitely visit next year. And we found new (to us) hiking trails up north along the bluffs.
Yet some things stay the same.
The burritos at Good Eggs were as big and satisfying as the first time I had them ~10 years ago.
You can picnic with local fare.
The BOY and I bought bread from the local bakery, cheese from the artisan shop, cherries from the market, and DC wine for an afternoon picnic. Due to rain, we ended up on the floor of our hotel room, but it was still a memorable meal!
I always feel balanced.
I seem to be able to find the perfect mix of activity, rest, reading, eating, shopping, and drinking. This is why I try to extend our trip every year. Who wouldn’t love that feeling?
No explanation needed!
What is your favorite repeat vacation destination?