(Closed) Honeymoon in Montreal?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

You mentioned in your other post that you’re flying out of Kansas; you can fly from Kansas City (as an example) to Montreal for about $800 roundtrip for both of you in the week after your wedding.

Hotels can be pricey in the city, especially in the downtown area, but it depends on what you’re looking for quality-wise. There’s a ton of excellent restaurants, a lot of nightlife if you’re interested in that kind of thing. There’s several museums, St. Joseph’s Oratory, a hike up Mt. Royal. October is honestly not the most exciting time, but there are some things to do. The Botanical Gardens have a Magic of the Lanterns every year at that time; the Off Jazz Festival is usually near the beginning of October (not to be confused with the summer Jazz Festival which is big). The Festival du Nouveau Cinema is in October as well.

It can get pretty expensive here if you’re eating out all the time and going to different activities/shows, but you can definitely see things around the city for your budget.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Do not miss out on walking through “old Montreal” at night. It has a very romantic feel. Try getting a ride on a horse-drawn carriage if you can! 🙂

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you want something even more “European” I would suggest Quebec City (I have been to both cities several times).  Quebec City is more than 400 years old – the “Old Quebec City” portion still has parts of the old wall standing and it is even more French than Montreal.  It’s a very romantic place in both summer and winter.

Post # 8
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Newbee

I saw this thread and HAD to comment. I agree with sbuxfan.  Go to Quebec City!  I stayed at a Bed and Breakfast in the old city with my fiance and it was so romantic! Or you can splurge and stay in the castle. See Cirque du Soleil, walk on the boardwalk, go to museums, shop.  It has a VERY European feel. If you like music there is a big Summer Music Festival that draws big names. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

La Belle Province, and the cities of Quebec and Montreal are awesome.

Montreal is Canada’s second largest city, and very cosmopolitan (the city with the most multi-lingual … 3 or more languages in North America).

Quebec City is extremely old world European… and the oldest city in North America.  It is also the cradle of French culture.

BOTH are very romantic in very different ways.

BOTH have great food, wine, architecture, scenery, and history / geography, things to do.

If you are coming for a week, I’d split my time between the 2 cities.  Perhaps with a bit longer in Old Quebec (4 + 3).  In that way you can also get out into the countryside and see even more of the magnificent scenery.

Montreal to Quebec City is aprox 3 hours… by car, bus or train.

October and the weather can be iffy… a lot will depend on WHEN in the month you plan to visit.  The earlier the better.  And also, you can probably see some Leaf Change if you are here before the 2nd Weekend (Thanksgiving).

Also, altho not always a fact, it technically it can snow anytime after mid-month…. so the weather truly begins to change at that point. 

After the leaves are gone… until the snow flies and stays… this part of the world isn’t the best place to visit.

Rainy, Damp, Cold, Windy, and a steely shade of grey everywhere (sky, ground, leafless trees)… certainly not my favourite time of year !!

TripAdvisor will have a TON of info for you… especially the Boards / Forums where you can post Questions and get advice from Locals & Destination Experts (those that know the Destination best).

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MMaloy2003:  Did you book already???? Honestly for the Price.. i am from Montreal I am sure I can help you get a lot Cheaper…

And for your budget…you should try an all inclusive in Cancun…it is low season and it is honeymoon like

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