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12 Romantic Door County Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love than by whisking your special someone away for a romantic getaway in Door County, Wisconsin? Known for its picturesque landscapes and charming villages, Door County offers the perfect setting for a memorable Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re planning a cozy day indoors or an adventurous winter exploration, this guide will help you create an unforgettable experience. And of course, we’ve included a list of open restaurants to complete your romantic celebration. 12 Romantic Door County Valentine’s Day Ideas

12 Romantic Door County Valentine's Day Ideas

Romantic Activities:

Sunrise at Cave Point County Park: Start your day with a breathtaking sunrise at Cave Point County Park, known for its stunning limestone cliffs and waves. Just make sure you bundle up and check local listings for weather conditions!

Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing: Enjoy the winter wonderland by exploring the snow-covered trails in Peninsula State Park or Whitefish Dunes State Park, weather permitting. You can even create your own wintry scavenger hunt for an added boost of fun and point of connection, and be sure to bring your phone or camera to capture the natural beauty around you.

Wine Tasting: Visit local wineries such as Stone’s Throw Winery for a delightful experience, or bring the vineyard to you with our friend Jamie Day at The Day Sipper for an immersive in-home wine tasting adventure. Indulge and share special pairings like cheeses and chocolates for an additional touch of romance.

Wine Tasting for Valentine's Day

Stroll Through Charming Villages: Explore the charming villages of Door County, including Sister Bay, Fish Creek, and Baileys Harbor. Take leisurely walks, enjoy boutique shopping, and stop by cozy cafes. Check out On Deck Clothing Company with locations in Sturgeon Bay, Fish Creek and Sister Bay for stylish, local fashions for the whole peninsula.

Scenic Drives: Embark on scenic drives along the picturesque roads of Door County, with snow-covered landscapes creating a romantic backdrop. Share stories and song recommendations while sipping on a hot beverage and enjoying Door County’s wintry-scapes.

Romantic winter drive in Door County

Open Restaurants for Valentine’s Day Dining

Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Café (Sturgeon Bay): Enjoy a hearty breakfast or lunch at Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Café.

The Mill Supper Club (Sturgeon Bay): Dine at The Mill Supper Club, offering traditional supper club fare with an intimate atmosphere and delectable cuisine.

Donny’s Glidden Lodge (Sturgeon Bay): Check out Donny’s Glidden Lodge, a local favorite located on the water for tasty Midwestern dishes, a favorite among the locals with its cozy wood and stone interior and candle light ambiance.

Door County Coffee (Carlsville/Egg Harbor): Indulge in breakfast or lunch at this renowned coffee emporium, where you can also find a wide selection of gifts and home decor. Pick up a pastry from the bakery case or a specialty coffee drink before choosing to bring home a bag (or 10) of delicious Door County Coffee.

Barringers (Fish Creek): Explore the flavors of Barringers, a beloved upscale establishment known for its classic American cuisine and romantic fireplace ambiance.

Chop (Sister Bay): Reserve a table at Chop for a luxurious dining experience featuring the finest cuts of meat and seafood.

Breweries and Distilleries: Discover local breweries and distilleries in Door County for craft beers and spirits, perfect for a relaxed evening. Check out One Barrel Brewing in Egg Harbor a great assortment of local craft beers and Pizza Bro’s right next store for the best pizza in town.

As you plan your Valentine’s Day in Door County, whether you’re sharing a sunrise, indulging in fine dining, or sipping wine by the fire, Door County offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic celebration. Create cherished memories with your loved one in this enchanting Wisconsin destination with these 12 ideas for re-connection. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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