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We're beyond excited to be featured on Discover Wisconsin! Our episode will air on June 6, 2020 and January 31, 2021. Be sure to mark your calendar so you don't miss it.

You'll see what's new and what's classic in Sturgeon Bay. 

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Situated on the bay that gives it its name, Sturgeon Bay is just 45 miles northeast of Green Bay. Many ships have been born and met their watery demise in this maritime city. Widely known for its shipbuilding industry, divers can also discover more than 50 shipwrecks in the cityʼs surrounding waters!

On this hunt, youʼll discover more about Sturgeon Bayʼs historical ties to the water. Youʼll also see why this cultural hub is popular among visitors for much more than just the natural beauty of its bay.

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Live Feed of the Sturgeon Bay Channel

Thanks to WFRV TV Local 5, we now have a live feed of the channel and Sturgeon Bay’s working waterfront! Tune in to watch the ships navigate the waters, enjoy beautiful Sturgeon Bay sunsets and check out the weather in Door County, Wisconsin.

Please note the cameras are located at the Door County Maritime Museum and rotate. They are owned by Channel 5 and we are not able to adjust them.

Thank you Westwood Shores for the live feed of the Sunset Cam on their property. Here's another vantage point to catch those gorgeous sunsets and view the maritime traffic.

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Ever wonder what it’s like to live in Sturgeon Bay? Volunteer at one of our events and see for yourself! Not to mention, you’ll meet some super cool folks who actually do live here. Here’s what we curently need:

No volunteers needed at this time.

  • Fine Art Fair -  May  2021 -  We're looking for volunteers to help us greet attendees, assist with the kids art activities, hand out balloons, help in the raffle tent, and "booth sit" for our artists when they need a break. Volunteer shifts are generally 2 to  3 hours, so if you have a few to spare and want to hang out with some super cool, fun people, we're the place!  

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Places to Worship

Bay View Lutheran Church ELCA, 340 West Maple Street,  920-743-4705, bvlc.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 18th and Florida, 920-743-4797, lds.org

Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 25 N. Elgin Avenue, 920-743-4716, ccparish.net

Episcopal Church, 512 Michigan Street, 920-743-3286, cckhn.org

Family Worship, 1715 Michigan Street, 920-743-6065

First Baptist Church, 610 N. 5th Avenue, 920-743-5058

Friends Community Church, 204 West Maple Street, 920-743-2714, friendscommunitychurchsb.com

Hainsville Lutheran Idlewild, 3944 County Rd M, 920-743-9806

Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S. 12th Avenue, 920-743-2701, hopechurchdc.org

Jehovah’s Witnesses, 918 Circle Ridge Road, 920-743-7367, jw.org/en

Moravian Church, 323 S 5th Avenue, 920-743-6818, sbmoravian.org

Open Door Christian Fellowship, 326 Georgia Street, opendoorcf.org

Peninsula Baptist Church, 3486 N 20th Avenue, 920-743-2969, inhimwelive.org

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church-LC-MS, 1756 Michigan Street, 920-743-7750, princeofpeacesb.com

St. John Lutheran Church-WELS, 4911 Brauer Road, 920-743-5343, stjohnvalmy.com

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 526 Louisiana Street, 920-743-2062, stjosephsb.com

St. Peter Lutheran Church-WELS, 108 West Maple Street, 920-743-4431, stpeterslutheran.net

St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 4767 Dunn Road, 920-743-4842, gbdioc.org

Salem Lutheran Church-WELS, 3339 County Road MM, 920-743-6683

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6121 Gordon Road, 920-743-9511

Sturgeon Bay Community Church, 515 N. 12th Avenue, 920-743-3587, sbcommunitychurch.com

Tanum Forest Ev. Lutheran Church (ELCA)  6102 County Road OO,  tanumforest.org

United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan Street, 920-743-3241, sturgeonbaymethodist.org

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Winter - I Have a Week

On the water
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup

 

Attractions

 

In the great indoors
  • Bowling, darts and old fashioned tavern games
  • Hearty, warming food and drinks
  • Local art galleries and districts feature art, jewelry and glass
  • Holiday shopping season features unique specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl

 

Relax & Rejuvenate
  • Snuggle up by a crackling fire
  • Treat yourself at a day spa
  • Stroll by the frozen bay under a full moon
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Unwind in a bubbling Jacuzzi or sauna

 

In the great outdoors
  • Snowshoe, cross-country ski or hike at area parks or nature preserves. Rentals available!
  • Take a fat tire e-bike tour on  trails; rentals available.
  • Sled down the sledding hill
  • Ice skate at the city rink
  • Ice fish for perch, walleye or other freshwater favorites
  • Learn to ice fish on a guided ice fishing charter
  • Snowmobile along winding trails to discover another side of Door County

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Bowling, darts and old fashioned tavern games
  • Learn about Door County history at the  Door County Maritime Museum   and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a flavor  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the winter freighter fleet hustle and bustle
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Door County YMCA is a great place to hang out on a rainy or wintry day. Day passes available.
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • Try your hand at ice carving during  the Fire and Ice Festival
  • Dance the night away at the Fire and Ice Dinner-Dance  Gala
  • Christmas by the Bay (weekend before Thanksgiving)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Walleyes Ice Fishing Derby
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Fall - I Have a Week

On the water
  • Refresh in the bay on an Indian Summer day
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Fish Boil, or Friday night fish fry
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Relax – take a fall color tour on winding country roads
  • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
  • Enjoy the last fruits of the fields at the Farmer’s Markets
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits 
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Bowling, darts and old fashioned tavern games
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum, and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Traveling with big or small children? The Farm  is a  great stop  for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids.
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • Rotary  Club  Shipyard Tours (September 11, 2021)
  • Harvest Festival (third Saturday of September)
  • Thrills on Third Halloween celebration (Saturday before Halloween)
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Summer - I Have a Week

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks and fishing charters
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Local artist galleries and districts feature openings, classes and gift shops
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Fish Boil, or Friday night fish fry
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Enjoy the fruits of the fields at weekly Farmer’s Markets
  • Sweet and tart cherries ripen, waiting to be picked
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line
  • Camp under the trees and twinkling stars
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits. 
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our  historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Free music in the park, Harmony by the Bay on Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Learn about Door County history at the  Door County Historical Museum & Archives,  Door County Maritime Museum, and  Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Pick and eat cherries, ripe from the trees
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Traveling with big or small children? The Farm  is a  great stop for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
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Spring - I Have a Week

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks and fishing charters
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Local artist galleries and districts feature openings, classes and gift shops
  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm  (open Memorial Day weekend)
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Fish Boil  or Friday night fish fry
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Explore country roads to see the explosion of blossoms and smell their sweet perfume
  • Wander through the daffodils along the roadsides
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line
  • Camp under the trees and twinkling stars
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives  (open end of May), Door County Maritime Museum, and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm  (open Memorial Day weekend)
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Farm   (open Memorial Day weekend)  is  a  great  stop  for  exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Bass fishing tournaments
  • Free Fishing weekend in Wisconsin and Door County
  • Street Art – stroll or drive around the city and ogle the talents of local artists on display on the sidewalks and light poles
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Winter - I Have a Weekend

On the water
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup

 

Attractions

 

In the great indoors
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a  Friday night fish fry
  • Hearty, warming food and drinks
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art galleries
  • Holiday shopping season features unique specialty gift shops and boutiques

 

Relax & Rejuvenate
  • Snuggle up by a crackling fire
  • Treat yourself at a day spa
  • Stroll by the frozen bay under a full moon
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Unwind in a bubbling Jacuzzi or sauna

 

In the great outdoors
  • Snowshoe, cross-country ski or hike at area parks or nature preserves. Rentals available!
  • Take a fat tire e-bike tour on  trails; rentals available.
  • Sled down the sledding hill
  • Ice skate at the city rink
  • Ice fish for perch, walleye or other freshwater favorites
  • Learn to ice fish on a guided ice fishing charter
  • Snowmobile along winding trails to discover another side of Door County
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our  “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Maritime Museum  and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Fall - I Have a Weekend

On the water
  • Refresh in the bay on an Indian Summer day
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Friday night fish frys, or watch the spectacle of a Fish Boil
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Relax – take a fall color tour on winding country roads
  • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
  • Enjoy the last fruits of the fields at the Farmer’s Markets
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand Dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits. 
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum, and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Farm  is a great stop for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out the "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • Rotary  Club  Shipyard Tours (September 11, 2021)
  • Harvest Festival (third Saturday of September)
  • Thrills on Third Halloween celebration (Saturday before Halloween)
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

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Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Summer - I Have a Weekend

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks and fishing charters
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Fish Boil, or Friday night fish fry
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Enjoy the fruits of the fields at weekly Farmer’s Markets
  • Sweet and tart cherries ripen, waiting to be picked
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the summer  sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line
  • Camp under the trees and twinkling stars
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits. 
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum  and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Pick and eat cherries, ripe from the trees
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Traveling with big or small children? The Farm  is a  great stop  for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Spring - I Have a Weekend

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks and fishing charters
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the spring baby animals at   The Farm    (open Memorial Day weekend)
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Fish Boil  or Friday night fish fry
  • Enjoy a beverage at a café, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Explore country roads to see the explosion of blossoms and smell their sweet perfume
  • Wander through the daffodils along the roadsides
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line
  • Camp under the trees and twinkling stars
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum  and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  •  A great  stop  for  exploration and education, and   feed the spring baby animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Bass fishing tournaments
  • Free Fishing weekend in Wisconsin and Door County
  • Street Art – stroll or drive around the city and ogle the talents of local artists on display on the sidewalks and light poles
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Winter - I Have an Afternoon

On the water
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup

 

Attractions

 

In the great indoors
  • Bowling, darts and old fashioned tavern games
  • Hearty, warming food and drinks
  • Local art galleries and districts feature art, jewelry and glass
  • Holiday shopping season features unique specialty gift shops and boutiques

 

Relax & Rejuvenate
  • Snuggle up by a crackling fire
  • Stroll by the frozen bay under a full moon
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Unwind in a bubbling Jacuzzi or sauna

 

In the great outdoors
  • Snowshoe, cross-country ski or hike at area parks or nature preserves. Rentals available!
  • Take a fat tire e-bike tour on  trails; rentals available.
  • Sled down the sledding hill
  • Ice skate at the city rink
  • Ice fish for perch, walleye or other freshwater favorites
  • Learn to ice fish on a guided ice fishing charter
  • Snowmobile along winding trails to discover another side of Door County

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • (Review “In the great outdoors” section)
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Maritime Museum  and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt!

 

Traveling with pets
  • (Review “In the great outdoors” section)
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way to winter layup
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • Try your hand at ice carving during  the Fire and Ice Festival
  • Dance the night away at the  Fire and Ice  Dinner-Dance Gala
  • Christmas by the Bay (weekend before Thanksgiving)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Walleyes Ice Fishing Derby
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Fall - I Have an Afternoon

On the water
  • Refresh in the bay on an Indian Summer day
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts.
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Relax – take a fall color tour on winding country roads
  • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
  • Enjoy the last fruits of the fields at the Farmer’s Markets
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand Dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake
  • Run off some energy at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum, and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Farm is a great stop for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

Seasonal Icon - Winter Seasonal Icon - Spring Seasonal Icon - Summer Seasonal Icon - Fall

Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Summer - I Have an Afternoon

On the water
  • Swimming, sunning and horseplay for kids of all ages at the public beaches and clear waters
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Enjoy the fruits of the fields at Sturgeon Bay's weekly Farm and Craft Markets Saturdays at Market Square
  • Sweet and tart cherries ripen, waiting to be picked
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the summer sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish State Park
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our  “In the great outdoors” section
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum   and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Pick and eat cherries, ripe from the trees
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Farm is a  great stop  for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out our "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

Events
  • Lighthouse Festival (second weekend of June)
  • Steel Bridge Songfest (second weekend of June) – world’s only collaborative songwriting festival, bringing together more than 200 musicians for  two   nights of live music
  • Harmony by the Bay -Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby
  • Free music in the park, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m., Martin Park, mid-June through end of August
  • Sturgeon Bay Celebrates, July 4
  • Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament
  • Strike ‘gold’ at the annual Sail Through the Avenues Sidewalk Sale (last Thursday of July)
  • Maritime Week (first week of August)
  • Classic and Wooden Boat Festival  (second Saturday of August)
  • Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair 
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

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Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Spring - I Have an Afternoon

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing
 
Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out   at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm  (Opens Memorial Day weekend)
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
     
In the great outdoors
  • Explore country roads to see the explosion of blossoms and smell their sweet perfume
  • Wander through the daffodils along the roadsides
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks, or Whitefish  Dunes  State Park
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Fish the canal, bay   or lake
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment   and the dog park
  • Check out our historic walking tour
 
Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives  (open late May), Door County Maritime Museum   and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Go bowling and  play arcade games at Cherry Lanes
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the spring baby animals at  The Farm  (open Memorial Day weekend)
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay with a  fun  app-lead  self-guided tour - Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt
 
Traveling with pets
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters maneuvering through the ship canal on their way out of winter layup
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park
 
Events
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Bass fishing tournaments
  • Free Fishing weekend in Wisconsin and Door County
  • Street Art – stroll or drive around the city and ogle the talents of local artists on display on the sidewalks and light poles
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

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Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Never Leave

What if that perfect vacation turns into a “never want to leave” feeling?  As many residents of Sturgeon Bay will tell you, that’s what happened to them before they decided to make Sturgeon Bay home. 

The sound of the waves will lull you to sleep after you’ve spent the evening stargazing out on the patio or down by the fire pit. Tomorrow’s sunrise will greet you while you enjoy your morning coffee, and you’ll know that this is what “home” feels like.

Take a look at what makes Sturgeon Bay, Door County so special and get to know its people. Welcome home…we’re glad that you decided to stay.

Visit our listing of professional services members to assist in your transition as a new Sturgeon Bay resident.

And some other helpful links:
City of Sturgeon Bay
Door County Visitor Bureau - Move to Door County
Door County Economic Development
Jobs in Door County

Sturgeon Bay Utilities
We Are Hope - Job Center

Wisconsin Public Service 

Destination Sturgeon Bay
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Plan Your Stay

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Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Pictorial Book

Sturgeon Bay: The Secret Treasures of Door County by Thomas Jordan is now available at   Destination  Sturgeon Bay   (36 S. 3rd Avenue)!

This beautiful, 191 page hardcover book highlights and details everything we love about Sturgeon Bay from our maritime history to our thriving entertainment scene. It is a great souvenir to take home from your trip or a wonderful gift for that Door County fan in your life.

All proceeds benefit Door County charities through the Door County Community Foundation.

To purchase a copy, visit the Destination Sturgeon Bay office  or give us a call at  920.743.6246.  The cost is $45 per copy plus $8.95 shipping and handling. We accept cash, check, Mastercard   or Visa (for credit card orders, please add a 3% convenience fee).

You can also order online here.

Enjoy a small sampling of the pages below.

 
Destination Sturgeon Bay
920-743-6246

Plan Your Stay

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Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Gift Certificates

A great gift for that special someone. Good   for teacher  gifts, babysitters, employee gifts, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, weddings, "thanks-for-taking-care-of-the-kids/pets-while-we-escaped-to-Sturgeon Bay" -- one-stop shopping for everyone's gift!

Gift certificates are available in  five,   ten, twenty and twenty-five  dollar increments. Good at over 100 Sturgeon Bay area businesses, they fit in your billfold just like a credit card. Convenient for a personal splurge on jewelry, that charter fishing trip, a night on the town, or even necessities like gas and groceries; they make a perfect gift for anyone!

How to Obtain a Destination  Sturgeon Bay Door County  Gift Certificate

Drop by  the  Destination   Sturgeon Bay  office (36 S. 3rd    Avenue) to pick them up in person or call the office at 920-743-6246     and we can process your Visa or Mastercard over the phone for a 3% convenience fee and send them directly to you or the recipient.

With large denominations or multiple gift certificates, please call ahead to ensure speedy delivery.

Participating Member Businesses

STAY

AmericInn by Wyndham, 622 S. Ashland Avenue  920-743-5898
Bay Shore Inn Resort, 4205 Bay Shore Drive  920-743-4551
Beach Harbor Resort, 3662 N. Duluth Avenue  920-743-3191
Black Walnut Guest House, 454 N. 7th Avenue  920-743-8892
Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, 50 W. Larch Street  920-746-9919
Chanticleer Guest House, 4072 Cherry Road  920-746-0334
Cliff Dwellers Resort, 3556 Duluth Avenue  920-743-4260
Garden Gate Bed & Breakfast, 434 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-9618
Inn at Cedar Crossing, 336 Louisiana Street  920-743-4200
J R Vacation Rentals, 53 W. Spruce Street  920-743-7291
Lodge at Leathem Smith, 1640 Memorial Drive  920-743-5555
Sawyer House Bed & Breakfast, 101 S. Lansing Avenue  920-746-1640
Scofield House B&B LLC, 908 Michigan Street  920-743-7727
Snug Harbor Inn, 1627 Memorial Drive  920-743-2337
Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center, 107 N. 1st Avenue  920-746-0700
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort, 4303 Bay Shore Drive  920-746-4057
White Lace Inn, 16 N. 5th Avenue  920-743-1105

DINE

Bluefront Café, 86 W. Maple Street  920-743-9218
Brick Lot Pub & Grill, 253 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-9339
Cedar Crossing Restaurant & Bar, 336 Louisiana Street  920-743-4249
Crate - Sushi, Seafood & Steak, 136 N. 3rd Avenue  920-818-1333
Donny's Glidden Lodge Restaurant, 4670 Glidden Drive  920-746-9460
Door County Fire Co., 38 S. 3rd Avenue  920-818-0625
Fatzo's Subs & Pizza, 46 Green Bay Road  920-743-6300
Kitty O'Reillys Irish Pub, 59 E. Oak Street  920-743-7441
Mill Supper Club, 4128 State Highway 42 57    920-743-5044
Old Mexico, 901 Egg Harbor Road  920-818-1500
Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Café, 19 Green Bay Road  920-746-8727
Sonny's Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria, 129 N. Madison Avenue  920-743-2300
Stone Harbor Resort Restaurant & Pub, 107 N. 1st Avenue  920-743-0700
Sunset Grill, 3810 Riley's Point Road  920-824-5130
Trattoria Dal Santo, 117 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-6100
Waterfront Mary's Bar & Grill, 3662 N. Duluth Avenue  920-743-3690
Woldt's Corner, 911 Green Bay Road   920-743-9115

CONVENIENCE

Jandu Petroleum, 1767 Egg Harbor Road, 222 S. Madison Avenue, 253 Michigan Street & 154 N. 4th Avenue  920-743-0074

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / NEVER LEAVE

Bay Hometown Pharmacy, 231 N. 7th Avenue  920-746-4110
Bay Port Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic, 1063 Green Bay Road  920-743-9499
Bridge Salon LLC, 22 N. Madison Avenue  920-473-5040
Clipper's Mate, 7 S. Madison Avenue  920-743-4492
CRG Photography, 617 N. 8th Avenue  920-495-9732
Cut Hut, 28 W. Oak Street  920-743-8406
DeJardin Cleaners, 24 N. Madison Avenue  920-743-3174
Door County Eye Associates, 165 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-2020
Floor Mart, 960 Green Bay Road  920-743-6222
Invidia-An Aveda Concept Salon, 144 N. 3rd Avenue  920-818-0352
Jim Olson Motors, 632 Green Bay Road, 812 Green Bay Road & 440 S. Duluth Avenue  920-743-4461
Pack and Ship Plus,  623 N. 8th Avenue  920-746-9596
Quantum PC Services, 619 N. 8th Avenue  920-256-1214
SunSeekers by Rosie, 1009 Egg Harbor Road  920-434-1500
Wulf Brothers Inc, 155 E. Walnut Street  920-743-5587
Young Automotive, 120 N. 14th Avenue  920-743-9228

COFFEE HOUSES

Door County Coffee & Tea Co, 5773 State Highway 42, Carlsville  920-743-8930
Kick Coffee, 148 N. 3rd Avenue  920-746-1122
Lawlss Coffee, 108 S. Madison Avenue  920-818-1618

GROCERY

Healthy Way Market, 216 S. 3rd Avenue  920-746-4103
Tadych's Econo Foods, 1250 N. 14th Avenue  920-743-8896

SHOP

Alley Katz Boutique, 31 S. Madison Avenue  920-743-5695
Barn Door Quilt Shop LLC, 154 N. 3rd Avenue  920-746-1544
Bay Shore Outfitters, 59 N. Madison Avenue 920-818-0431
Bliss, 58 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-6722
Bonnie Brooke Gardens, 337 N. 14th Avenue  920-743-9794
Brick Alley, 135 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-8556
Cornucopia Kitchen Shop, 139 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-0231
Cutting Boards and More, 368 Jefferson Street  920-818-0988
Dancing Bear, 13 N. 3rd Avenue  920-746-5223
Door 44 Vineyard, Winery & Farm Market, 5464 County Road P 888-932-0044
Door County Ace Hardware, 321 Jefferson Street  920-743-4417
Door County Candy, 12 N. 3rd Avenue 920-746-0924
Door County Daily News, 30 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 8  920-746-9430
Door County Distillery, 5806 Highway 42, Carlsville 920-743-7431
Door County Dog Store, 230 Michigan Street  920-746-9000
Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 410 N. 14th Avenue 920-743-2869
Door County Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking, 751 Jefferson Street  920-746-9080
Door County Traders, 147 N. 3rd Avenue  920-818-0805
Door Peninsula Winery, 5806 Highway 42, Carlsville  920-743-7431
Door Way Gift Shop (in DC Medical Center), 323 S. 18th Avenue  920-743-5566
Grandma Tommy's Country Store, 4020 State Highway 42 57  920-743-2800
Logan Creek Soap, 142 S. Madison Avenue   920-493-7627
Maas Floral & Greenhouse, 3026 County Road S  920-743-6518
Madison Avenue Market, Wine & Olive Oil, 25 S. Madison Avenue  920-746-0872
Monticello on Jefferson, 715 Jefferson Street  920-746-4100
Northern Territory, Country Cabin & Beachside Cottage, 20 S. Madison Ave.  920-743-6988
Novel Bay Booksellers, 44 N. 3rd Avenue 715-207-1484
On Deck Clothing Company Inc, 265 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-8778
OtherWorlds Books & More, 41 N. 3rd Avenue 920-600-1692
Renard's Cheese & Deli, 2189 County DK  920-825-7272
Sherry's Hallmark, 155 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-5065
T. Simon Jewelers, 69 S. Madison Avenue  920-743-2206
The Pearl of Door County, 242 Michigan Street, #B101  920-559-9595
Wild Cherry Cottage Life, 59 S. Madison Avenue  920-818-0687
Wilkins & Olander, 120 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-3137

ARTISTS, GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

Audrey M. Off Gallery & Framery, 40 N. 3rd Avenue  920-743-2259
Lily Bay Pottery, 3450 N. Lake Michigan Drive  920-412-4872
Miller Art Museum, 107 S. 4th Avenue (in SB Public Library)  920-746-0707
Popelka Trenchard Glass, 64 S. 2nd Avenue  920-743-7287
The Pearl of Door County, 242 Michigan Street, #B101  920-559-9595

EXPERIENCE

Bay Shore Outfitters, 59 N. Madison Avenue  920-818-0431
Cave Point Paddle & Pedal, 6329 State Highway 57  920-473-4051
Door County Adventure Center, 4497 Ploor Road  920-746-9539
Door County Boat Rental  920-746-6071
Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N. Madiso