72 Hours in Quebec City

As a way to say audios to a crazy 2016 and ring in the new year, my significant other and I decided to book a long weekend in Quebec City. Having a taste of Canada with our long weekend adventure in Montreal last year, Quebec City as a lure of old world charm that we couldn’t resist. Staying just outside of Old Quebec, there are plenty of places to explore that gives you a feel for European culture while staying close to home.

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Chateau Frontenac

One of the major site attractions that is definitely worth a visit is the Chateau Frontenac. This castle-like hotel is one of the most photographed hotels in the world, overlooking the St Lawrence River and Dufferin Terrace. It is also a romantic place to explore with your significant other (and dare I say, maybe even be proposed to?).

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It was worth trudging through the snow for a photo!

Dufferin Terrace just below this beautiful architecture is also the perfect place to wander. With spectacular views of the river, it is even more magical with everything covered in a layer of ice and snow.

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Overlooking the St Lawrence River

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Enjoying our romantic weekend getaway

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Next time, I’d love to ride a horse drawn carriage!

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Rue Saint Jean is also a major gateway to Old Quebec, a section of the city we ended up spending most of our time exploring. This part of the city has a wide assortment of restaurants to satisfy any food cravings, including a variety of Irish pubs (I personally recommend Pub St Patrick). It also includes an outdoor skating rink in Place d’Youville and plenty of historic buildings.

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So many places to check out, you almost forget it’s zero degrees out!

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This street definitely had an old European style to it.

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Figure skating has always been my favorite sport

To top off the winter festivities, Quebec City throws a pretty spectacular party to end the year. During this New Years’ celebration, Grande Allee includes outdoor bars and food stands, heated terraces, Ferris wheel, fireworks, and a concert to count down to the new year.

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It’s the final count down!

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