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Discover the hidden gem of Door County, Wisconsin this summer!

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway that offers fun for families and couples, look no further than this destination. This area of ​​Wisconsin has something for everyone, from outdoor adventures to romantic getaways.

Cosmopolitan only mentioned the The 15 Most Underrated Summer Travel Destinations in the USA and a peninsula in northern Wisconsin made the list.

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Door County, Wisconsin is a 2,370-square-mile peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan and includes many towns. Here are some of the best things to do when visiting this underrated destination.

For families:

Door County is a playground for families. Start with Peninsula State Park where you can hike, bike or enjoy a picnic by the water.

The kids will love it Nicolet Beach for swimming and building sandcastles. A highlight of our trip was the visit The farm in Sturgeon Bay. My kids couldn’t get enough of feeding the baby goats and milking a cow.

Don’t miss the Door County Maritime Museum for hands-on learning and fascinating shipwreck stories. And for a truly unique culinary experience, take the whole family to a traditional Door County Fish Boil. Everyone enjoyed the spectacular boiling over and the fish was delicious.

For couples:

Door County also offers a lot of romance. One of our favorite places was Cave Point County Park. We went on a peaceful kayak tour and explored the stunning limestone cliffs and underwater caves. It was breathtaking.

A visit to Washington Island is a must. The ferry ride was an adventure and we loved walking through the lavender fields. Fragrant Island.

For a creative date visit HandsOnArtStudio in Fish Creek. We spent an afternoon painting pottery and laughing at our artistic skills (or lack thereof).

And of course, no romantic trip is complete without a sunset. Grab a bottle of local wine and head to Ellison Bluff State Wildlife Area for a view that will take your breath away.

Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway, Door County offers endless fun and charm. Trust me, you’ll leave with a heart full of memories and a longing to return!

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