Half-Canada, half-Europe is how some tourists describe Montreal, and we couldn’t agree more. Lamp-lit cobbled streets lead you to trendy cafes, fusion food corners and a cultural scene so rich it doesn’t matter if you’re into paintings, opera or heavy metal: Montreal has something for you.
As for places to stay, Montreal’s mixed little-town-meets-big-city atmosphere lends itself perfectly to bed and breakfasts. Imagine starting your morning with black coffee and a basket of pastries from a nearby French bakery. More personal than a hotel, B&Bs mean sweet shared spaces, family-style meals and friendly hosts ready to answer all your questions about their city on the St. Lawrence—sometimes there’s even a household pup! After all, being away from home doesn’t mean you can’t still feel at home.