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Old 05-10-2016, 04:58 PM
 
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My dad took us to Door County every summer when I was a kid.
He said that it was where Chicagoans went on vacation. (he had moved us to rural MN)

I was a kid, so I never really thought about it. Now that I'm older I want to go check out Door County again but I wonder if Chicagoans really vacationed there. Thinking about it now, it doesn't seem like a very Chicago place.

Did Chicagoans really vacation in Door County? Do they still?
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:00 PM
 
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Yes, very nice place for an extended weekend getaway.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:09 PM
 
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My family visited Door County at least once. Scenic area.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:49 AM
 
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Yes, growing up a lot of my friends went to Door County. It's about as far as you can comfortably go driving without losing a day to travel. I'd argue there's more to see and do in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but that is a full day's drive away.
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:19 AM
 
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Never heard of it
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:21 AM
 
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Yes. When I lived in Chicago, I visited several times.

I'm not sure what "it doesn't seem like a very Chicago place" means, but I think that's the point of a vacation, no?
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Old 05-11-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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Yes. Started visiting Door County when I was a young girl with my Family. I think many Chicagoans vacation there. I have not been there for a while but I'd gladly go back.
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Old 05-11-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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Yes. When I lived in Chicago, I visited several times.

I'm not sure what "it doesn't seem like a very Chicago place" means, but I think that's the point of a vacation, no?
I just meant Cape Cod seems very "Boston" and the Hamptons seem very "NYC."

Whereas Door County did not feel like the people were from any particular place. But I was a kid and maybe didn't notice it. However, I'm guessing there are not traffic jams of Chicagoans going to and from Door County during the summer? Of course, the greater distance is probably the main reason.
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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Yeah, it's 4 hours from Chicago to Door County. An hour from Boston to Cape Cod and an hour or two from NYC to the Hamptons. So Chicago to Door County is basically the distance from NYC to Cape Cod.

So no, Chicago doesn't have Door County on lockdown. There are people there from all over Wisconsin, IL, etc.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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Default IL license plates and slight traffic increase

That's the real barometer as an adult if you spend time in an area of WI frequented by the Chicago crowd in summer. As a kid you would not have noticed it

In Vilas/Oneida counties of northern WI it's also very noticeable in summer.

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I just meant Cape Cod seems very "Boston" and the Hamptons seem very "NYC."

Whereas Door County did not feel like the people were from any particular place. But I was a kid and maybe didn't notice it. However, I'm guessing there are not traffic jams of Chicagoans going to and from Door County during the summer? Of course, the greater distance is probably the main reason.
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