Of the towns to choose in Door County I was exceptionally pleased with our choice of Ephraim. The setting is beautiful and no trip to the Door is complete without taking in Peninsula State Park from the drive, overlooks, tower and lighthouse there's much to be seen. It's a convenient location with lots of dining combined in just Ephraim and Fish Creek alone. The Bay Breeze Resort was the highlight of our trip and I can't say enough good things about it (see newly posted review). It's location next to the Door County Confectionery is great, the dipped oreos are wonderful among many other treats. The private beach and beautiful grounds were a highlight of Bay Breeze, along with beautiful rooms and helpful staff. You can walk into town less than a mile to other dining/shopping. No trip to Door County is complete without a stop at Wilson's Ice Cream Parlor in Ephraim(see review) where you may pay $5.75 for a sundae but you're getting your money's worth! We came in late August so we didn't deal with crowds here or in Ephraim. If pizza is your meal of choice if you're traveling with family then head to the Wild Tomato in Fish Creek but avoid the mistake I made which is Jo Jo's (bad service, ok pizza, see review I posted) for pizza even after the recommend of the Wild Tomato. For time constraints to get back to the pool before it closed we opted to stay in town. Of course Fish Creek is right next door. Next time we'll try Wild Tomato!
Other highlights were the Whitefish Dunes State Park (where a stretch of the beach by the doggy beach has singing sand!) and Cave Point Co. Park right next door. Both are very beautiful spots.
PC Junction in Peninsula Center was kind of a dissappointment for us (see review) so we'd go elsewhere the next time.
The Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay is really nice we enjoyed that stop as well.
We didn't make it to some of the spots we hoped to explore but rather enjoyed staying put and enjoying the things we did. Ephraim is a town steeped in history and their buildings show it. I can't wait to go back and explore more there, in Ephraim and beyond in Door County.
Thanks to all the input posted that was helpful in planning this trip!