Vancouver stole the spotlight this winter at the Olympics, but come spring time Montreal will show visitors its city has the quaintest streets and most memorable sites desirable for any road trip. Here’s a Q&A with one Boston resident who took the drive herself.
Examiner: How long did it take for you to drive from Cambridge to Montreal?
Alexis: I think it took about 6 hours including a bathroom stop or two. On the way home it was closer to 5 though, really kind of a quick trip.
E: Would you take a different route if you had to do it again?
A: No it was really easy, we pretty much just drove straight!
E: Where do you recommend to stay?
A: There are a ton of hostels and Bed and Breakfasts there. Staying near McGill University would be fun, but we stayed closer to the Latin Quarter. It's really easy to walk around to almost anywhere though so it's not a big deal.
E: Where are some good places to eat?
A: Their Chinatown had some great food - but of course you have to try a crepe!
E: What do you like most about Montreal?
A: It has a European feel so even though we were able to get there by car it felt like we traveled a lot farther.
E: What are your suggestions for the car ride: tunes, pit stops, car games?
A: Have a camera ready, there are some great views once you get up north!
E: What would you like to see next time you go?
A: Next time I'd stop in Burlington, VT on the way there or the way back. It's a cool city and you go right through it.
E: What is some place/something to see that you absolutely can't miss if you're going to Montreal?
A: It’s just a great city to relax and walk around looking at the architecture and pretending you're off on a long weekend in France!
E: When is the best time to go?
A: I would probably go in warmer weather like the spring or summer. There were so many beautiful places to walk around but we FROZE in January!