Montreal Travel Questions
May 13, 2014 12:07 PM Subscribe
Trying to decide whether to go to Montreal for our long weekend trip. Did you have a good trip there? Do you have long walks or other things to recommend?
posted by Mid to Travel & Transportation around Montreal, QC (9 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I are planning a long weekend trip and we are thinking about Montreal. This is an "escape from the kids" type of trip. The main things we like to do on a trip like this are: (1) take very long walks (~10 miles); (2) go to "grown up" things that we don't do as much because of the kids (sit at cafes, go to bookstores, museums, etc.); and (3) go to great restaurants. I have read the past Montreal threads but I'm not seeing a recent one that covers these sorts of things.
For the walking part, we like walking through whole cities or many different neighborhoods - we might stop to eat or look in a store, etc. In other words - city walking, not hiking.
Here are my specific questions:
(1) We're a little lukewarm on the idea of going to Montreal. I don't know exactly why. We have never been there and we are not great at trying new things! I think the different travel sites and pictures and such just haven't grabbed us. I'd be interested to hear if you had a great trip there, so we can get a little more fired up.
(2) Any ideas for the long walks part of things? Restaurants we have to try? We'll find all of the obvious tourist ones, so any "local secrets" would be the best kind of recommendations.
(3) Hotel recommendations? We are willing to splurge - so the Ritz would be ok - but if there is something with more character or personality that you would recommend, that would be good to know.
(4) I think because we tend to enjoy ourselves more on "city" trips, Montreal makes more sense for us than Quebec City, but let me know if you think I'm making a big mistake on that. We have thought maybe we would take a car to QC for a day trip.