Quebec City is a Perfect Vacation…
It’s freezing rain in Boston right now, and I’m seized with an urge to write a new article about the best place our family traveled last year: Quebec City, Canada during the summer! In this article, I’ve compiled 31 of my most beautiful photos from Old Quebec for your escapist pleasure.
Charming Flowers in Summer
Quebec City is a destination that epitomizes the word “charming.” It is worth at least three days of unstructured wandering and restaurant-hopping through its cobblestoned streets, should you be wise enough to schedule a visit.
Flowers, Frontenac, Food, and Fun!
In these photos, you’ll see the four “Fs”. First, flowers abound in the city in summer, spilling out of window boxes in exuberant rainbow waterfalls. My all-time favorite Quebec flower photo is below, captured after I asked my husband one too many times to pose for me. Bwhaha! (He would have looked even more epic if we’d made a flower crown of those orange things.)
Quebec City Restaurants: Incredible Food
Next, you will see food, because Quebec is famous for its delicious, French-inspired fare. We dined on outdoor patios almost every meal, and our little traveling toddler enjoyed the al fresco meals, too.
Chateau Frontenac is Like a Castle
Third, Chateau Frontenac features prominently in many of these pictures, because the fancy hotel reminds me of a fairy castle, and makes a gal happy to look at.
Paired with Old Quebec’s historic 17th century buildings (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), it’s all a romantic feast for the eyes. Want to sleep inside this castle? Click to see current deals on this remarkable hotel, as it’s surprisingly affordable!
Fresh Food Markets of Canada
Finally, these photos show fun. From river-side walking paths, to fresh markets, to joyful public art, Quebec City made our family smile with its color and joie de vivre. Despite the fact that I was in my first trimester of pregnancy during the trip and nauseous as heck, I still had a good time, and that says a lot!
Photos for Quebec Travel Inspiration
Without further ado, let us explore Quebec City through some more luscious photographs! I’m curious to find out: Which ones call out to you the most? Which surprise you? Which make you want to find that exact spot and sip an espresso in front of its glory? Let’s see!
Ready for an Old Quebec City Trip Yet?
So, did you enjoy this stroll through delightful Quebec City? I hope so, because I loved photographing it! Do leave your impressions or experiences with the city in the comments section, below. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
See all my articles from our Montreal to Quebec City road trip.
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The author, Lillie Marshall, is 6-foot-tall National Board Certified Teacher of English, fitness fan, and mother of two who has been a public school educator since 2003. She launched Around the World “L” Travel and Life Blog in 2009, and over 3.7 million readers have now visited this site. Lillie also runs TeachingTraveling.com and DrawingsOf.com. Subscribe to her monthly newsletter, and follow @WorldLillie on social media!