Summer Vacay: 5 Reasons Why Quebec City is the Best
With hot summer days just around the corner, now is the time to plan and book your next vacay. Thanks to its numerous attractions and landmarks, Quebec City will definitely not let you down; here are 5 reasons why Quebec City is the best destination for a super awesome summer vacation.
- The Festivals
With more than 20 annual festivals, there’s always something to see and experience in Quebec City. During summer months, festivities of all kinds – musical, historical and gastronomic events – take over the city and entertain locals and visitors like nothing else.
Among the must-see events of the summer: the iconic Festival d’été de Québec which, this year again, will be welcoming music’s biggest names from the local and international scenes, including Metallica, Muse, Pink, the Backstreet Boys, Les Soeurs Boulay and Michel Fugain. The New France Festival, the Festibière (beer festival), the ComediHa! (comedy festival) as well as the Grands Feux Loto-Québec (fireworks display) are also not to be missed.
- The Gastronomy
With more than 2,000 gourmet addressers around town, Quebec City offers a culinary diversity like no other. Named among the 20 best food cities in the world by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine, Quebec City couldn’t be more foodie-friendly as it already is.
Authentic cuisine, fine French cuisine and world cuisine: Quebec City’s gastronomic scene pleases every taste and craving. Open from June, let’s not forget the outdoor patios that abound at restaurants and cafés, therefore adding a very summer touch to the whole dining experience.
- The Closeness to Nature
Aside from its magnificent urban landscapes and the effervescence of its neighbourhoods, Quebec City offers a close proximity with the great outdoors. Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, Station touristique Duchesnay, Île d’Orléans, Mont-Sainte-Anne, St. Lawrence River and promenade Samuel-De Champlain: Quebec City’s countryside is lush and wide. Sports and nature lovers will be pleased by the many hiking trails and water-based leisure activities the city has to offer.
- The European Vibe
With its narrow cobblestoned streets lined with musicians and caricaturists, its French-inspired architecture, its splendid monuments, the legendary hospitality of its residents as well as its historic district recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1985, Quebec City offers all the charm of Europe in North America…
- The Exceptional Location
Close enough to be convenient; far enough to escape. Located within a 300 km radius from Montreal, Outaouais, Eastern Townships, Mauricie, Lanaudière, Charlevoix, Saguenay and Lower St. Lawrence, Quebec City is a very accessible destination.