7. Quebec City

Romantic Escape

With its homegrown French language, colonial architecture, and horse-drawn carriages, Quebec City is uniquely made for a romantic rendezvous. Encircled by ancient stone ramparts, and speckled with lovely squares, quaint cafés, and striking historical buildings, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is also blessed with a phenomenal natural setting above the mighty St. Lawrence River, with plenty of vantage points from which to view the coursing waters. Each season brings its own special charms, too: While summers encourage late-night lingering over wine at outdoor cafés, the chilly winters give lovers all the more reason to snuggle up under a blanket in a horse-drawn carriage or get cozy with a delectable fondue for two at a first-rate French restaurant. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, stay in a quaint 17th-century inn (auberge) complete with wood-beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls to complete the otherworldly experience.



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