Readers Digest online ran a story about Washington Island headlined “Why This Tiny Island of 700 People is your Next Dream Vacation” that published on January 22, 2019
FoodandWine.com ran a story about Door County headlined “We Can’t Believe How Cool Door County is Being Right Now” that published on this popular site on October 9, 2018.
Lavender Magazine featured Door County in an online story that was published September 13, 2018
The Chicago Tribune ran a feature travel story in their Sunday July 8, 2018 issue that compared two popular Midwest peninsulas, Door County and Leelanau County (MI).
Coastal Living featured Door County's famous whitefish in two stories titled "5 Delicious Roads Trips Through the Coast's Best Seafood Dives" and "The Ultimate Lake Whitefish Road Trip."
Washington Island is highlighted in a 2-page feature story.
The February/March 2018 issue of Emerald Coast magazine included a feature story on Door County.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune ran a feature story on Door County headlined “Door County Shines in Autumn” in their Sunday 11/5/2017 travel section.
Travel journalist Lisa Kivirist wrote about Door County in two separate stories based on her recent travels to Door County that ran on Mother Earth News online.
Forbes.com listed Door County number one in the world in a travel story titled “5 Beautiful Foliage Destinations to Photograph This Fall.”
USA Today online included Door County in a story titled "Four Fall and Winter Getaways in Wisconsin" by Chelsey Lewis.
USA Today online published a story headlined “Nine Classic Weekend Getaways That Are Better in Fall."
The Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper, ran a fall feature story on Door County headlined "Fall Foliage Lights Up Wisconsin’s Door County.”
Door County was #1 in a story headlined "8 Best Chicago Weekend Getaways" on Jetsetter.com.
Door County spokesperson Jon Jarosh appeared on several broadcast TV outlets throughout the fall sharing Door County to the Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis markets.
The Washington Post named Peninsula State Park in Door County one of the “Top Leaf-Peeping Destinations in the U.S.”
Door County was featured in an article by Meghan Roos for Women's Running Online titled "Door County Opens The Door To Great Wisconsin Running."
Door County's fall culinary tastes were highlighted on Food & Wine Online
USA Today published an online story highlighting food in Door County.
Door County parks were highlighted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's travel section on August 27, 2017.
Fish Creek and Ephraim are highlighted in the July 2017 issue of Milwaukee Magazine in an article titled "Take A Sweet Getaway to Door County" by John McGivern.
Door County is featured in NJ.com in an article titled "Take a visit to the 'Cape Cod of the Midwest'--Door County, Wisconsin" by Nicole Pensiero.
Lakeland Boating magazine’s July 2017 issue includes an 8-page feature story about Sturgeon Bay by Heather Steinberger.
The Chicago Tribune travel section featured an article by Kurt Chandler on the charm of Washington Island.
Country Gardens Magazine ran a 10-page feature story highlighting Door County cherries in their Summer 2017 issue.
Door County cheeses are highlighted in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Grate. Pair. Share. an online magazine produced by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
Door Artisan Cheese and new Door County eateries were featured in the Green Bay Press Gazette in a story titled "Cheesemaking rises to an art form in Wisconsin" by Mary Bergin.
Door County cherry blossoms were featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an article titled "Chasing cherry blossoms in Door County" by Chelsey Lewis.
Door County cherry blossoms were highlighted in the Life section of the Green Bay Press-Gazette on April 30, 2017.
Door County islands are highlighted in the Chicago Tribune's travel section in a story headlined "Door County's islands awash in adventure, surprises" by Jay Jones.
American Craft magazine's April/May 2017 issue includes a fabulous 8-page feature story about local artists and galleries in Door County.
Door County was included in USA Today's 10 Best series in a story headlined "10 Places to Experience Hygge Outside of Denmark" by Lois Alter Mark.
The award-winning audio show "Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer" features four interviews from Door County business leaders.
Travel + Leisure online named Washington Island's Schoolhouse Beach as the most romantic spot in Wisconsin in an article titled "The Most Romantic Destination in Every State" by Cailey Rizzo.
French language travel show "Échappées Belles" recently featured Door County in an episode they did on Chicago and the Lake Michigan area of the USA.
Door County was featured in an online story for Country Living Magazine headlined "25 Under-The-Radar Midwestern Towns for Girlfriends Getaways" by Perri Blumberg.
Door County parks are highlighted in the February 2017 issue of Lakeland Boating magazine.
Door County was featured as one of eleven wine regions located globally in an article on CNN online titled, "11 great wine regions you've probably never heard of" by Adrienne Jordan.
Travel + Leisure online lists snowshoeing in Door County as a novice outdoor adventure for vacationers in Teresa Bergen's article titled "Get Your Thrills in Safe Doses on These Vacations for Adventure Travel Novices."
Parade.com, the online home of Parade Magazine, included the Egg Harbor New Year's Day Parade in an article about celebrating the holidays.
Door County was named the top Christmas hideaway in America by World Property Journal Online.
Door County's Hwy 42 from Egg Harbor to Northport was included in a story titled “50 Most Scenic Drives Across The Country” that ran on RoadAndTrack.com.
Canadian World Traveler included a 2-page story about Door County in their Fall 2016 issue.
Door County was the focus of an editorial features in the Sunday, September 25, 2016 issue of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Don Heimburger shares his visit to Door County in an article titled "Opening a new 'Door' in Wisconsin" in TraveLife Magazine.
Local 5 Live, a TV show that airs weekdays from 9-10 AM on WFRV CBS 5, was broadcast live from the shores of Door County on Friday August 5, 2016.
Door County was the feature travel story in the Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty section in the July 16-17, 2016 weekend issue.
Wisconsin Public Television’s popular program Wisconsin Hometown Stories featured an episode all about Door County.
Motor Home magazine ran a feature story highlighting Door County in their April 2016 issue. Headlined “Spring into Door County, Wisconsin” the story shares a spring visit to the area through the eyes of travel journalist James Richardson.
The popular television program Discover Wisconsin will visit Washington & Rock Islands this weekend in their latest installment of the long-running travel show.
Door County was one of eight destinations featured in an article titled " 8 Honeymoon Spots by Sunset" in the Winter 2015 issue of the Knot magazine.
Money Magazine included Door County as 1 of 12 world-wide destinations in an article headlined "Where to go in 2016" in the magazine's January 2016 issue.
Door County was featured in a 9-page travel article in the August 2015 issue of Road Runner magazine. The story highlighted touring Door County via motorcycle. Read a preview of the article here or virtually flip through the entire article in the online version of the August 2015 issue of the magazine on RoadRunner.travel here (turn to page 36 for the beginning of the Door County story)
Door County cherries were featured in a multi-page story titled “Cheers to Cherries” in the July/August 2015 issue of Cooking with Paula Deenmagazine. The July/August 2015 issue was available on newsstands nationwide through August 25, 2015.
Door County was highlighted as one of “5 Perfect Shoulder-Season Destinations in the U.S.” in a story that posted to Fodors online on June 8, 2015.
Door County was featured on The Weather Channel’s AMHQ with Sam Champion show on Friday May 22, 2015 as part of a story about last minute Memorial Day road trips. Elaine Alimonti, the publisher of Budget Travel, talked about Door County and some of the area’s highlights with Sam Champion as part of a story that included 3 different destinations.
Door County was featured in a travel story that ran on NBC’s Today Show on May 18, 2015. The travel story, titled Memorial Day Hot Spots, highlighted select USA getaways from Joe Diaz, AFAR magazine co-founder.
Bike touring in Door County was the subject of an article that ran in the Sunday May 17, 2015 travel section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Travel journalist Brian Clark talked about available bike tour options and interviewed the owner of Door County Bike Tours for the piece.
Door County’s golf scene was featured in the spring 2015 issue of Los Angeles Travel Magazine.
Door County was featured in a 4½ page feature story in the May 2015 issue of West Suburban Living magazine (Chicago area).
A 1-page “Next Ride” featured Door County in the May 2015 issue of HOG Magazine, the publication of the nationwide Harley Owners Group motorcycle club.
Door County’s own Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant was included in a green travel story that ran in USA Today online on April 25, 2015. The article talked about green roofs.
The Chicago Tribune’s Sunday April 12, 2015 issue included a full page “Fork in the Road” travel story about Door County cherries. Travel journalist Jay Jones wrote about a number of cherry related items including where to buy, where to pick and the history of the cherry industry in Door County.
Door County was featured in a 2-page destination spread in the 2015 issue of Midwest Living’s Best of the Midwest Travel magazine, available on newsstands nationwide through the end of May, 2015.
Door County was highlighted on the WLUK FOX 11 morning news program Good Day Wisconsin on Friday February 27, 2015. Cave Point County Park and Peninsula State Park were featured on multiple segments that highlighted their winter beauty.
Door County was featured in a 2-page destination story in the Spring 2015 issue of Food and Travel magazine, available on newsstands nationwide through May 25. Travel journalist Laura Dean-Shapiro covered outdoor recreation activities, culinary opportunities, wine tours and more.
Wintertime fun in Door County was the focus of an article written by travel journalist Mark Shuman that ran in February 2015 in Midwestern newspapers, including the Kankakee (IL) Daily Journal and the Rochester (MN) Post Bulletin. Mr. Shuman wrote about his family’s winter travel adventures in the county including snowmobiling, visiting Cana Island Lighthouse, museums, dining and more.
Romantic Door County getaway ideas were the topic all morning on WSAW’s Sunrise 7 morning show in central Wisconsin on February 5, 2015. Reporter Kasia Gregorczyk covered a variety of Door County topics and also interviewed spokesperson Jon Jarosh from the Door County Visitor Bureau during the morning news show’s lead up to Valentine’s Day.
The popular Wisconsin Public Television show Around The Corner with John McGivern aired a half-hour episode featuring Door County’s county seat of Sturgeon Bay that premiered statewide on February 5, 2015.
Door County was one of three Wisconsin destinations highlighted in the Dec ’14/Jan ’15 issue of Emerald Coast Magazine. In the story headlined Wisconsin, times three, Door County’s history, geography, activities and culinary highlights were featured along with photography of the area.
Door County was the focus of a travel story by journalist Jim Winnerman in the January 2015 issue of L Magazine. Mr. Winnerman talked about a myriad of activities, restaurants, arts and cultural opportunities offered in Door County as well as the regions famous cherry industry.
Door County’s longtime destination management organization is undergoing some big changes to help carry it forward into the next decade and beyond. The Door County Visitor Bureau has changed its name to Destination Door County. The tourism organization has also released a new logo and will begin incorporating it into promotional materials starting in January 2020.
Fans across the U.S.A. spoke and Door County, Wisconsin took home the top spot as the Best Destination for Fall Foliage in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest.
Door County Wisconsin has been nominated for a national award, USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice award for Best Destination for Fall Foliage. Nationwide voting for the award continues through August 26, 2019 at 10best.com.
Around 130 guests celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week with the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) during their annual breakfast held at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Visitor spending in Door County was up $8.1 million dollars last year according to a report released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The publication of the state's 2018 tourism economic impact report coincides with National Travel and Tourism Week, which runs from May 5-11, 2019.
The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) hosted their first student focused Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) class on March 7, 2019 at Crossroads at Big Creek in partnership with Sturgeon Bay Schools.
The 9th annual “Big Bundle Up” campaign concluded earlier this month. The Door County tourism industry and local community worked together to collect 937 winter clothing items.
The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB), the tourism marketing organization for Door County is excited to announce the 2019 Door County Official Visitor Guide is now available.
Door County’s tourism industry is collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items starting today as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” donation campaign. The campaign is a statewide collection program that runs from November 15, 2018 to January 2, 2019.
More than 130 Door County business leaders enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Mr. G’s Fernwood Gardens Ballroom on Tuesday evening October 30th for the Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) 93rd annual meeting.
Door County has been nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice award for Best Destination for Fall Foliage. Voting is underway at 10best.com.
The editors of Budget Travel have named Door County the “Best Romantic Getaway” in their 2018 Budget Travel Awards.
While vibrant fall colors and harvest festivals have traditionally drawn visitors to Wisconsin’s Door County in September and October, the 70-mile peninsula now boasts another intriguing attraction: hard cider.
Door County will be featured on the Travel Channel’s irresistible series, “Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations,” in a new episode scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, August 28 at 8:30 p.m. CST.
Over 130 guests celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week with the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) during their annual breakfast held at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
Door County visitors spent $358.7 million in 2017, an increase of 3.14% over the $347.8 million dollars spent by visitors in 2016.
The Door County tourism industry and local community worked together to collect 1,055 winter clothing items. The campaign was led by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and organized locally by the Door County Visitor Bureau.
The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB), the tourism marketing organization for Door County is excited to announce the 2018 Door County Official Visitor Guide is now available.
Door County’s tourism industry is collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items starting today as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” donation campaign.
2017-2018 Door County Visitor Bureau Official Winter Guide now available.
Around 140 business leaders enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club on October 18th for the Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) 92nd annual meeting. CEO, Jack Moneypenny was recognized for his 10 years of service. Nick Dokolas, owner of Segway the Door Tours won Certified Tourism Ambassador Employer of the Year.
The fans spoke and Door County took the top spot in the USA TODAY-10Best Readers’ Choice Contest for Best Wisconsin Attraction.
The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) named Faye Blank the 2017 Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the year at their National Travel & Tourism Week breakfast at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Door County visitors spent $347.8 million in 2016, an increase of $15 million dollars (4.5%) over the $332.8 million dollars spent by visitors in 2015 according to a report released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Explore the peninsula this spring with Door County's Season of Blossoms lodging promotion. From April 8 to June 4, twenty-nine lodging establishments throughout Door County are offering packages to celebrate the season.
Nominations are being accepted for Door County's 2017 Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the year until March 31. Nominees must be current Door County CTA’s and nominations from employers, co-workers or customers are welcome. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Any Door County CTA who has consistently gone above and beyond in their interactions with visitors in Door County are eligible.
Getaway packages offer couples a chance to rekindle the romance on Wisconsin's scenic peninsula this winter.
The Door County Visitor Bureau is excited to announce the 2017 Door County Official Visitor Guide is now available.
Record breaking year for "Big Bundle Up" campaign in Door County. Campaign collects 1,303 items and donates to twelve local organizations.
The community works together this holiday season to collect warm clothes for those in need this winter.
Door County gift certificates make the perfect gift. Available in denominations of $10, $25, and $50.
DCVB and area visitor centers are collecting winter gear in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to help local charities.
Door County Visitor Bureau Wins Tourism Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Partnerships with their Capture Door County "Seasons Behind the Door" photo book.
Door County CTA Employer of the Year award presented, 2017 Visitor Guide Cover displayed, and new board members elected at DCVB's 91st Annual Meeting.
Door County 2016-2017 Winter Guide Now Available
The Door County Visitor Bureau is excited to announce the opening of a newly installed bicycle self-service station at the Door County Welcome Center in Sturgeon Bay.
At the Door County Visitor Bureau's National Travel & Tourism Week breakfast on May 3, 2016, Randy Zahn was named 2016 Certified Tourism Ambassador of the Year and four Carole Counard scholarships were awarded to area high school students pursuing higher education.
Visitor spending in Door County was up $18.2 million dollars in 2015 and totaled $332.8 million, an increase of 5.79% over the $314.6 million spent by visitors in 2014. The annual economic impact numbers were released today as the Door County Visitor Bureau prepares to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, which runs from May 1-7, 2016. More...
The Door County Visitor Bureau is inviting residents and visitors to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” donation campaign. The Big Bundle Up is a statewide collection program that runs through January 3, 2016.
Door County CTA Employer of the Year Award, 2016 Visitor Guide Cover Unveiling Highlight the Door County Visitor Bureau’s 90th Annual Meeting
Designed as a supplement to the Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) Official Visitor Guide, the latest edition of the winter guide provides visitors with winter activity ideas, maps, winter hours for area businesses, events and more for the period of November through March.
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) has named Laura Bradley, Marketing & Sales Manager for the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB), as one of thirty future leaders of the destination marketing industry.In its fifth year, DMAI’s 30 Under 30 program focuses on identifying and developing the talent of destination marketing professionals, 30 years of age and under, through increased access and exposure to industry networking and thought leadership.
Visitor spending in Door County was up $14.6 million dollars last year according to a report released today by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The state’s tourism economic impact report comes on the eve of National Travel and Tourism Week, which runs from May 2-10, 2015.Door County visitors spent $313.4 million in 2014, an increase of 4.89% over the $298.8 million dollars spent by visitors in 2013.Overall visitor spending in Wisconsin totaled $11.4 billion last year.
The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) will again be taking the show on the road this spring to provide local constituents the opportunity to meet with staff members and other tourism industry representatives at different venues around the county. Calling it Bureau On The Go, DCVB staff members will hold office hours at five different locations around the county.
The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Door County Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the Year award, through April 6.All nominees must be current Door County CTA’s and nominations from employers, co-workers or customers are welcome. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Any Door County CTA who has consistently gone above and beyond in their interactions with visitors in Door County are eligible.