Hotel Le Priori
Hôtel Le Priori, Rue du Sault-au-Matelot, Québec City, QC, Canada
I can't say enough good things about this boutique hotel in Old Quebec. The rooms are old stone and brick, clean, and cozy. The customer service was amazing- we forgot contact solution and instead of having to go find some the manager went to another hotel for us to get some. Free breakfast is included and the location was perfect!
Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Rue des Carrières, Québec City, QC, Canada
Even though we didn't stay in this famous hotel we took time to walk there and explore. The inside and outside are both gorgeous- gold, marble, charming and glamorous. They are also famous for their wine and cheese bar which is worth getting a drink at. The hotel is on a high hill in the middle of Old Quebec where you have full views of the river. This is a must for beautiful pictures.
Le Quartier Petit Champlain
Quartier Petit Champlain, Rue du Petit Champlain, Québec City, QC, Canada
The "Petit Champlain" Quarter is one of the oldest sections of Quebec. It is a maze of small side streets where you can shop, eat, bar hop, and explore. Everything here is extremely picturesque and this was probably my favorite spot on our trip. Make sure to check out Le Lapin Saute for dinner here. It is a restaurant that specializes in rabbit (and other things!) and the inside was warm and cozy and they had an awesome beer selection!
Musée Du Chocolat, Rue Saint-Jean, Québec City, QC, Canada
Its a chocolate museum and it has the best hot chocolate you will ever have. They have a variety of hot chocolate for every type of chocolate- white, milk, dark, coffee. It is SO good and keeps you warm in the cold temperatures.
Korrigane, Rue Dorchester, Québec City, QC, Canada
The microbrewery, Korrigaine, was definitely a highlight of the trip. The bar is based on an old ship and the decor matches that theme. There are many beer choices- my boyfriend likes IPA's and I like wheat beers and there were choices for both of us. The best part however was the bartenders. They were extremely friendly and helpful and even got us a reservation at the best place we ate on our trip when we could not get in because the reservations were full. Will definitely be back there one day!
L'Affaire est Ketchup
L'Affaire est Ketchup, Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec City, QC, Canada
Whatever you do in Quebec City, make sure you do not miss this restaurant. We initially ignored the recommendations online because the name does not sound too enticing. However, on our food tour we learned that "L'Affair est Ketchup" means that business is doing well in French. By the time we tried to get a reservation it was full because they only have a 6pm and 8:30pm seating every night and the restaurant is small. Luckily our new friends at the microbrewery called over for us and got us a seat at the bar. This restaurant has been featured on Anthony Bourdain, and for good reason. It feels like you are in your grandma's small kitchen. The menu changes nightly, the service is friendly, and the food is DELICIOUS.
Quebec City Ferry
Quebec City Ferry Terminal, Rue des Traversiers, Québec City, QC, Canada
Bundle up and take the ferry across the river to get the widest views of the city! It runs every ten minutes and you can just take it across and back if you are short on time for some nice pictures!
SKYSPA, Boulevard Laurier, Québec City, Quebec, Canada
This probably would have been a bit better in warmer weather but it was still an enjoyable part of our trip. We booked a couples massage at SkySpa which is exactly what it sounds like- a spa on the top of a sky scraper in Quebec City. Admittedly it is not in the most beautiful part of the city so the views could have been better. We enjoyed our massage, followed by the hot tub outside. However, it was FREEZING, so we could only handle being outside in the hot tub for a short time. We then enjoyed the indoor sauna and steam room, a rest in their "nap room", and a glass of wine before leaving. There is also a large liquor store at the bottom of the building to get some drinks to go on the way out!
St. Roch Food Tour
Saint-Roch, Québec City, QC, Canada
St. Roch is an up and coming area of Quebec City- sort of like parts of Brooklyn. The area was once where there was a lot of factories and poverty but the city has put effort into adding green spaces, public refrigerators outdoors for people to share food, and new businesses are being added quickly. We chose this area to do a food tour as we likely would not have explored it as much otherwise. I highly recommend this- all the food was delicious (especially the poutine!) and we spent the rest of the day in this neighborhood afterwards and all the locals were extremely helpful and kind!