Sep 20, 2018


The October Itinerary Ideas include Door County Vacation ideas and activities. Use these ideas to plan your next Door County Vacation. Here are enough for a two day Door County Trip. The Door County Visitor’s Guide is also available in electronic copy for more ideas! 

Looking for a great place to have dinner on your first night in Door County? Try Kitty O’Reillys Irish Pub! Visit Kitty O’Reillys Irish Pub and experience the liveliest Pub on the Historic West side of Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy the newest version of old Ireland for lunch and choose from a great selection of food and spirits including some of Ireland’s favorite tastes. Bonus... Kitty O’Reillys is in walking distance of Bridgeport Resort, offers our guests a discount and even has outdoor seating. 

Start your next day discovering Door County off right... with one of Door County’s favorite wineries! Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market is located on 100 acres of blossoming orchards and lush vineyards in Door County. In addition to the winery, the family also runs a spacious farm market, established in 1975. The family has worked with many family producers over the years, and today offers hundreds of locally grown and produced products. Visitors can enjoy fresh bakery including cherry pie, along with artisan cheese, jams and preserves, salsas and sauces, pie fills, wine accessories, gifts, and more. Complimentary wine and specialty food tasting is available during regular business hours.

For lunch, consider the Brick Lot Pub and Grill. Brick Lot Pub offers a unique menu including Midwest BBQ, Brick Lot Beans, Homemade Coleslaw, a large selection of Wraps and Flatbread Sandwiches and mouth-watering burgers featuring Marchant’s Meats. Brick Lot’s specialty drink menu is one-of-a-kind, using Door County Distillery Spirits! Try the traditional Bloody Mary or the one-and-only Bricks Bourbon Mary. 

If you have never been there, the Door County Maritime Museum is a must see. Conveniently located right across the street from Bridgeport Resort, the Door County Maritime Museum showcases the area’s rich maritime roots. Hard-working fishermen, brave ship captains, skilled craftsmen, bold inventors and lonely lighthouse keepers are just some of the personalities you’ll discover in the galleries of the museum. See how these maritime pioneers worked and what they made, and you’ll understand and appreciate your visit to Door County on a deeper, more engaged level. Enjoy an all-access, 40 minute guided tour of the John Purves, an immaculately restored 1919 Great Lakes tugboat. Explore the entire 149-foot tug, from her engine room to crew cabins, galley and wheelhouse, and get a feel for the daily life of her hard-working 13-man crew. Limited tour dates in October. Please call museum for availability (920)743-5958.

Pizza is always a winner for dinner! Wild Tomato is one of Door County’s finest! With Door County’s only wood-fired oven, Wild Tomato is a year-round restaurant serving pizza, sandwiches, and salads with a focus on sourcing local, seasonal, and organic ingredients whenever possible. Now with two locations, they are a family- friendly, casual restaurant with an extensive craft beer and wine list that has been serving Door County locals and visitors for nearly a decade. Gluten Free and Dairy Free options available!

Relax. It would be a good time for those vacation necessities... such as a dip in the pool, movie time, reading a good book or taking a good soak in the in room whirlpool. Want to keep going instead? Walk to 3rd Avenue and enjoy the shopping. Sturgeon Bay’s historic Third Avenue district is home to art museums, galleries, specialty shops, dining establishments, quaint lodging, and more!

On your final morning in Door County, head off to The Cookery for breakfast. The Cookery is a family run restaurant established in 1977. Offering American casual fare with an emphasis on local ingredients. All menu items are made from start to finish in the kitchen. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily.  There is also have a nice selection of vegetarian entrees, gluten free items, and an innovative kids’ menu. The second level wine bar offers a view of the Fish Creek Harbor, features happy hours daily and live music weekly. 

Before heading home, take some time to explore The Farm of Door County. The Farm, located 4 miles north of Sturgeon Bay on Highway 57, is a living museum of rural America. Bottle-fed goat kids, lambs and piglets. Milk a nanny goat and see chicks hatch right before your eyes. Hike on the beautiful nature trails and relax in the lush gardens. Learn from exhibits and explore log pioneer buildings; an experience sure to bring out the kid in everyone. Pack a picnic and stay all day! Don’t forget to check out The Farm gift shop; there’s sure to be something for everyone.

I hope you enjoy your time in Door County and your stay at Bridgeport Resort! 

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