Rural Wisconsin

Door County is a great destination for nature lovers, arts enthusiasts, and celebrating couples.



Fred & Fuzzy's Waterfront Bar & Grill ( has indoor and outdoor tables where you can enjoy a sandwich or salad and a cherry margarita -- Door County is big on cherry orchards -- while watching the sun go down over Green Bay. Rowleys Bay Resort (below; offers a traditional Wisconsin fish boil -- a tasty cauldron of whitefish, potatoes, and onions -- plus a full buffet and decadently rich bakery goods. The elegant Galileo's Italian Steakhouse and Bar at Liberty Square ( serves excellent steaks, seafood, and pasta.

The gay-owned Chanticleer Guest House ( is a charming B&B with suites in a 19th-century farmhouse and a converted barn, plus private cabins. Other picturesque, romance-inducing accommodations include the Country House Resort ( and the Eagle Harbor Inn (

Door County reportedly has no LGBT bars, but almost every place is welcoming, so cozy up with your sweetie over wine or a cocktail at Galileo's, the Mission Grille (, or any number of other establishments.

Romance Factor
Drive-in movie theaters provided a haven for affectionate young couples in the repressed 1950s. There aren't many drive-ins left in the nation, but Door County has one, the Skyway (, open during the summer. So go steam up the windows to your heart's content!

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