I want to incorporate more travel into my blog, so I thought the perfect time to do it was after I just got back from Montreal! My sister just turned 18, so my friend, Chloe, and I decided to take her to Montreal to celebrate!
We stayed at the Hilton Embassy Suites in Montreal. It was perfectly situated between Old Montreal and Saint Catherine street.
On our first night, we got dinner at Mckibbins Irish pub. It was an amazing and true Irish pub, which was a fun way to kick off the weekend with some fish and chips! The staff were fun, polite and welcoming and a live band covering classic American rock songs just added to the true pub atmosphere.
The next day, we dedicated to shopping on Saint Catherine street! We got lunch at Deville Dinerbar. My friends and I also went to Montreal 3 years ago, and Deville’s was one of our favorite spots then, and it still is! We weren’t too hungry, so we all got Caesar salads and a fun drink, but everything on the menu is amazing! The staff there are also incredible. They were all very personable and polite. Then we went back to Saint Catherine for some more shopping! It blew our minds that there was a mall hidden in the middle of the city! I can’t remember the name of it, but we went into a Zara and in the back of the store was a 7 floor mall! Which was connected to another mall, where we saw a Barbie expo. The Barbie expo was cool and different to see, which added some excitement to our day!
The 3rd day we dedicated to the Old Port, or Old Montreal. There isn’t much retail shopping here, mostly souvenir stores and food. Seeing the ferris wheel is a must, but we chose to not go on it, because it was $20 per person. We got coffee at my new favorite cafe, Tommy Cafe. To say it was stunning inside is an understatement. It truly is a cafe of dreams. Lastly, we got lunch at a place my friends and I discovered the last time we were in Montreal called Creperie Chez Suzette. Since Montreal has a prominent French culture, getting crepes was a must for us! The crepes were truly to die for, there are both sweet and savory crepes, with combinations I had never thought of trying, but loved! There are also other things on the menu, for those who don’t care for crepes.
One of the things I loved about this trip was the foliage. I didn’t even think that the foliage in Montreal would be a highlight of the trip for me, but it absolutely was. There is more trees within the city than any other major city that I have been to, which made this fall visit that much more special. I would HIGHLY recommend visiting Montreal in the fall! Especially on Columbus day weekend.