Quebec The City That Stole Our Hearts
When you’re from Miami, the trips you take in the Summer look a bit different from those who live up north. We’re not necessarily seeking sunny skies and palm trees – we have that all year long (sorry!). We’ve always been more interested in heading to places like Europe or out of the box spots. We’d always heard that Canada, and Quebec City in particular, is an incredible, unforgettable, and very underrated place to visit. Well, we just returned from there and can 100% agree. Besides being charming, having beautiful weather, and lovely locals, there are also a ton of sights to see. We’ve rounded up our recommendations for this magical city below.
The Montmorency Falls
The Montmorency Falls are located at the mouth of the Montmorency River. The waterfalls are actually higher than Niagara Falls! We climbed staircases to view the falls from several different perspectives. A suspension bridge over the crest of the falls provides access to both sides of the park. Because we visited in the Summer, we were able to see the falls give off a yellow glow due to high iron content in the waterbed.
Located in the Historic District of Old Quebec the Place Royal is considered the oldest French establishment in America. It’s absolutely beautiful and makes you feel like you’re somewhere in Europe.
Old Quebec is just as quaint as can be. It’s rich in historic landmarks and museums, not to mention the charming boutiques on Rue du Petit Champlain. Grab a coffee and stroll (and shop)!
Fairmont Le Château
This is the hotel we stayed at and we HIGHLY recommend it. It overlooks the St. Lawrence river and looks like a castle. It’s only an 8-minute walk from the boutiques in Quartier Petit Champlain. The decor is modern, chic, and classic.
Quebec is known for its traditional cuisine. It’s most famous for poutine, tourtières (meat pies), pâté chinois, pea soup, dumplings, baked beans, cretons, ham dishes, maple desserts such as Grand-Pères, and molasses treats.
What we loved most about the city is that it felt romantic and medieval – so different than Miami. We definitely left our hearts there and will be planning a visit back in the near future. If you are planning a trip to Quebec City, feel free to reach out to us with any questions-we’d love to chat with you about it! Also check out Quebec Region’s website for all the info to travel to Quebec