For those who do not have money to visit Europe, fear not,a Quebec City vacation offers everything that Europe has and is a lot more affordable. Quebec City is one of the most romantic cities in Canada and will make you feel like you are in Europe. The structural design, cobblestone streets and the quaint shops selling pastries and cheese will remind you of Paris.
Downtown Quebec City can easily be explored by foot. The city is divided into lower and upper town. Start on the lower side, stroll along the beautiful buildings and work your way along the river where you will see the Laurentian Mountains.
Uptown has reminders of the English and French traditions with its monuments, forts and mansions. Outside of Quebec City to the northwest, you can visit several fancy art galleries, exotic shops and even high end upscale shopping. Some of the places that you must see include the Wolfe monument, La citadelle, Convent des Ursulines, Hotel Chateau Frontenac, Maison Louis Jolliet and Place Royal.
Quebec City has a wealth of excellent restaurants that serve cuisine from all over the world. Like most cities in North America, the city also offers accommodation to suit all budgets. Some of the more luxury hotels include the Auberge St Antoine, Fairmont La Chateau and the Chateau Bonne Entente.
A Quebec City vacation offers more than its fair share of arts and cultural entertainment, including a celebrated symphony orchestra and several small theater companies. The arts scene is continually changing with the seasons and during the summer, the city offers a variety of concerts and musical performances.
Quebec City also offers many sporting related activities ranging from water parks, golf, snow slides, hiking, ice skating and rafting.
For those who want to take back reminders of their visit to Quebec City, the best place to shop is in the old city. Here the shops offer a true European flair and atmosphere.
For the first time visitor, it is wise to stay in the old city because everything is close by. The city offers inexpensive travel with the funicular. Renting a car is not recommended because most things are within 15 minutes by walking.
Quebec is just as much fun to visit in the summer as it is in the winter. Popular themes like winter sports and the winter carnivals prevent people from being holed up in their hotels.
Quebec City is easy to get to either by air or car. It even has an excellent train service to Montreal that runs several times a day.