The good news....I get to go to Quebec City. The bad news...the birthday, it's a big one. And it's mine. :p
I've never been to Quebec City (nor Montreal, which is the second half of the trip) and the more I look at the pictures and read the reviews the more I fall in love with it. We will be in Quebec City 4 nights (but won't have much of the first day because we are traveling most of the day)
I believe we (husband and I - no kids) have settled on Hotel 71. We will be driving from Detroit and they have a summer package for a very good price, and it includes valet parking. The hotel looks charming - as do most of the hotels in Quebec. It will be nice to deviate from the Marriott-chain type places we usually stay in.
My questions...while I'm still in the planning stages....are as follows:
Walking tours - I love them. Thinking about taking one the first day we are there. Which walking tour do you recommend?
Guided tours - yup, love those too. Do any of the museums/historic sights have them. I believe I saw that the Parliament Building has one - any others?
Montmorency Falls - yes or no? There and straight back or spend a day driving through the country side? Are there any wineries in the area near the falls? I love ice wine - and it's expensive here in Michigan. Would love to pick some up.
What's your favorite wow...this is a Kodak moment? I am an avid (armature) photographer. I'm happy to come back from vacation with at least one printable/frame-able picture, although I think Quebec City is going to offer lots of opportunities for that!
Lastly - where do the locals go? What place is that tucked away hidden gem?
Interests: art, history, tours, culture, foodie
Thanks in advance everyone!! <3