AOL Hails Door County

Door County earned a nod as one of AOL Travel’s best one-night getaways for $150 or less.

“In reality, a one-night getaway doesn’t have to break the bank,” says the article. “We’ve found ten destinations where you can spend $150 or less a day, and still feel like you’re a world away from the harsh realities of everyday life.”

Door County earned a place along Albaquerqe, NM, Pensecola, FL, Boston, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, and several others.

“This tiny peninsula is packed with inexpensive year-round fun,” the article says. “It all starts at the beaches on Lake Michigan; choose from the public beaches in Egg Harbor, Fish Creek and some of the other villages, or head to Cave Point County Park to hike the trails or explore the limestone sea caves. Festival season starts in May and continues throughout the summer, with free activities and concert; fishermen can cast a line in what’s become one of the country’s best locations for smallmouth bass. The small boutiques and unusual shops throughout Door County lure shoppers, and a handful of lighthouses are open to the public either for free or a small admission. The Door, as the area is called, is chock-full of B&Bs and small hotels and inns ranging from the elegant to the basic; try Journey’s End ($60 — $90/night, depending on the season) for a comfortable stay. Dining in the Door runs from famous fish boils to ultra-casual sandwich shops.”

– Myles