A cultural melting pot, UNESCO World Heritage site and foodie hot spot, Quebec City kept more than just its language from the colonial days. Today, Quebec City is an alluring destination for a city break, especially given the favorable exchange rate Americans will find while traveling in Canada. You don’t have to plan a long vacation either—the glorious architecture, mouthwatering cuisine and vibrant neighborhoods can all be sampled on a short trip.
Tick off the top attractions on a short but sweet two-hour sightseeing tour and see Place Royale, Place d'Armes and the Plains of Abraham. You can also explore the UNESCO-listed charms of Old Quebec on a two-hour walking tour or enjoy the flexibility of a self-made itinerary with a one-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour. It's also a good idea to escape the city for a visit to the magnificent Montmorency Falls and Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, and of course, the best way to get to know a city is through its cuisine, so be sure to also book a food tour and get the inside scoop on where to find Quebec City's best beers, crepes and maple syrup.