The Ultimate Destination for a Romantic Getaway

Équipe édito
Editorial Team
Updated on December 15, 2023
Couple having a drink on the AML Louis-Jolliet's deck
Croisières AML

Looking for the perfect destination for a romantic weekend getaway? Blissful beauty, a quaint vibe, and plenty of romantic things to do make Québec City a favourite destination for lovers. We’ve put together some of the reasons why Québec City is an ideal choice for a couple getaway. 

The Romance of Old Québec

In the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage jewel, it is the European charm that inspires the place. The historic district of Québec City offers a romantic atmosphere unique in North America with its cobblestone streets and exceptional architecture. 

Lasting memories are made here. What could be better than strolling hand in hand through quaint streets, discovering charming shops, sipping a coffee at a sidewalk café, or enjoying a cozy picnic for two? 

Québec City is for lovers! It is one of the most romantic cities I have ever visited! Not only did I fall in love with the city itself but I fell a little more in love with my husband there too.

- Marisa Mercanti-Gagnon, The Daydream Diaries, Ontario

A Culture Like Nothing Else in North America

People in Québec are known for their friendliness and warm hospitality, and visitors are always met with a smile. Québec City offers a unique experience where the poetry of the French language and a European ambiance come together to create the ideal backdrop for romantic memories. 

Breathtaking Scenery

Québec City is surrounded by stunning vistas that will get your heart racing. From a sunset cruise along the St. Lawrence River to the mist of Montmorency Falls on a zipline for two, a stroll across the Plains of Abraham, or the incredible view of a glacial valley after a hike, there’s no shortage of special things to do to keep the flame alive. No matter the season, take in the magnificent vistas together and snap amazing photos to capture memories of your intimate getaway. 

Romantic Hotels and Inns

A great couples getaway starts with a great place to stay. With all the magic of a fairytale castle, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac exudes romance, but there are many other options in the area, from charming hotels to intimate inns. The number of world-class hotels in Old Québec is impressive, and some have won prestigious national and international awards.   

Unusual accommodation is another way for couples to enjoy a romantic and memorable experience. Whether it’s a yurt, a cabin, or a clear dome for stargazing, adventurous accommodations offer a unique and intimate backdrop that’s totally out there. It’s the perfect place to unplug and focus on each other. 

Amazing Cuisine

Québec City is known for its excellent cuisine and impressive list of amazing restaurants. We recommend a candlelit table for two at one of the city’s fine-dining restaurants, a good meal by the fire, or a feast for the senses at one of the amazing patio eateries with a view. 

Winter Wonderland

Winter is the perfect time to cuddle up and reconnect with your beloved. Evenings spent by the fire or with a mug of hot chocolate are the ultimate way to warm up à deux

Outside, a blanket of pure-white snow makes the cityscape more enchanting than ever. Experience Québec City all dressed up for the festive season with sparkling lights, decorations, and Christmas markets that add an extra touch of magic. 

Activities such as ice skating, skiing, sledding, and dogsledding are a great way to get close to your special someone. And of course, no winter getaway would be complete without a stop at the one-of-a-kind Hôtel de Glace followed by a trip to a Nordic spa

With so many things to do, your romantic winter getaway is sure to be a success! 

Équipe édito
Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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