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Old 05-29-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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So I am planning a four day trip in mid to late September. I really want to either go to New Orleans or Montreal. However, if I got to Montreal I also want to take advantage of being so close to QC that I want to visit, even if it's one day. So I would either bus it, rent a car, or take a train from Montreal to Quebec City.

So it looks like New Orleans might be it. Any insights? Also, if I got to Montreal I don't HAVE to go QC, but I would like to.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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Most people will say New Orleans is trashy and/or a war zone. The Montreal/QC trip sounds more promising anyway.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Well both Montreal & New Orleans have a celebrated nightlife. Not sure what kind of criteria you have to narrow your search, but if you want that French accented joie de vivre, Montreal/QC is your ticket. I do know late September is a very nice time to be in Quebec. Definitely don't miss out on Quebec City, it's pretty awesome there, kinda magical. Take the train from Montreal if you can, both cities are very walkable. If you do rent a car, it's an easy 3 hour drive by freeway.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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You should go with the Montreal/Quebec City options.

New Orleans is overrated.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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Quebec City is pretty amazing. It's probably as close as I will ever get to experiencing anything "French." The historical section of the city is very touristy, but I'll guarantee you would not be disappointed - it's like nothing I've seen before.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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I would say Quebec City certainly merrits an overnight rather than just a day excusion from Montreal. There are some great hotels there.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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Montreal x Quebec City. Both are incredible.
4 days might not be enough, though...
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Note from the very last days of September and into October, the fall colours in Quebec are truly amazing and really worth seeing. The colours generally start sooner in Quebec City and environs than in the Montreal area.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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Hmm maybe I will do Montreal and Quebec City. I can always extend my trip a day or two, it seems like it would be worth it.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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YouTube - ‪Montréal in two minutes‬‏



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