We will be flying from the UK to Chicago in August for a little over two week's vacation. We have never been to the area before and are thinking about doing a five to seven day city break seeing the sights in Chicago followed by seven to nine days touring the Great Lakes area in a hire car. We are both in our fifties, physically fit enjoying walking, good food and wine and both want to get to know just a little bit more than the obvious tourist places. I have read that Door County isa popular holiday area, and the mix of small towns, parks and beaches sounds ideal. I am a little concerned that it may be very busy and expensive. Can anyone recommend good places to stay, we would prefer small hotels for some of the time, but a large hotel with pool might be nice for a couple of days. Also, are there any alternatives to Door County that people might recommend?