By Caroline Brassard
Quebec City
Canada
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Québec City is a true gem, and quite a unique city.  Although you can get a taste of city life, there is also a level of escape that can be accomplished in Québec because of its close proximity to nature.  You can spend an afternoon downtown shopping and grabbing a quick bite, or you can spend it picnicking and walking along the Plains of Abraham.  Whether you’re interested in a quiet relaxing weekend or seeing the sights and experiencing the culture, you will certainly find something that suits you. 

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next vacation to Québec City. The city can be frequented through the Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). You can click here (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to start your search through the top website’s on the internet for the most affordable rate for yourself. EscapeWizard.com can also assist with finding your lodging. Vacationers can look below to our top selections of hotels in the city, then click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to use our hotel finder.
   
The Plaines of Abraham are an important part of Québec’s history as a province and as a city.  It is where the fate of clashing cultures were decided and fought for.  Today, we are left with a spectacle of a view, surrounded by many important landmarks of the city: the Chateau Frontenac, a stunning hotel overlooking the water and Old Québec; Place Royale, one of the oldest landmarks in North America, with daily guided tours; and the Marché Champlain with boutiques and a beautiful view of charming rooftops.  You could easily spend the whole day in this area and not even realize how quickly the time went.
   
For a quiet moment of solace in proximity to these beautiful buildings, venture into Parc Montmorency, where you can enjoy a view of the river and see parts of the city in the distance.  It is especially beautiful in the evening, and there are little boutiques and cafes in close proximity for delicious hot chocolates and fresh croissants.
   
If you want to catch a show and enjoy some good music with your family or friends, Escape Wizard recommends Palais Montcalm in the Place d’Youville area.  Beginning as an art institution initially named “Le Monument National”, music concerts were given and at one point, it was even used for war-related services in the 40’s.  It became a concert much later in the 1980’s, and features concerts from various artists and a variety of musical styles.  Its atmosphere is warm and vibrant.  You guaranteed a night of fun in this place.

The Parliament building, or Le Parlement du Québec, offers great cultural insight into Québec’s history, and EscapeWizard.com definitely recommends a visit. With its unique façade showing important figures and time periods in the city’s history, it is considered to be one of the most architecturally unique parliament buildings in the country, although it bears some resemblance to the one in Philadelphia.

Québec City is a beautiful and culturally enriching place.  EscapeWizard.com’s list of landmarks and locations is a great way to start your trip.  Book with us and you are sure to experience an adventure as unforgettable and unique as the city itself. Just click on the link above to begin your journey.
Hotels in Quebec City
By Tekisha Slack
Four Points by Sheraton Quebec
7900 Rue du Marigot, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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The Four Points by Sheraton Québec Resort is an ideal vacation environment located less than 10 minutes from historic downtown. The staff at the Four Points by Sheraton wants you to feel welcome. Each guest room offers a wonderful combination of comfort and serenity. Enjoy a view of the Gulf Course while you surf the web using High Speed Internet Access. Other room amenities include: an in-room safe, telephones with voicemail, an iron and ironing board and pay per-view movies on your in-room television just to name a few. No need to worry about bringing your hairdryer, you can find one in each of the guest rooms and with complimentary fresh-brewed coffee with your in-room coffee maker, you are sure to feel right at home. Even the breathing is easy. As part of Sheraton’s focus on Simple Pleasures(SM), this hotel has smoke-free guest rooms. Giving you one less thing to worry about when you travel.

Discover the relaxing moments of the resort’s spa, O2 Spa beautiful. Head outdoors for the O2 polar thermal experience, where you’ll enjoy the hot and cold sensations of the resort’s heated spa-pool, cold bath, Finnish sauna, and relaxing fireplace area. Golfers can take up the challenge of Golf de la Faune’s, a splendid world-class 18-hole course located on-site. The Sheraton can also provide you with a free gym pass to Club Advantage Multi-Sports, which is a short 5-minute drive away.

Chic and friendly, Le Dijon restaurant and bistro serves French cuisine that change with the seasons. Choose to eat indoors in the restaurant’s dining room or outdoors on the sunny terrace with a great view of the golf course. Come for drinks at The Bar and stay for a meal. At the Four Points by Sheraton Québec Resort, every meal is an experience.

A little bit of fun mixed with a little bit of relaxation is a recipe for the perfect vacation and you can find all of these things and much more at the Four Points by Sheraton Québec Resort. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your stay at this great hotel and resort today. Just click on the link to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Quebec City
By Sandy O\\\\\\\'Neal
Holiday Inn Express
3145 Avenues Des Hotels, Quebec City, QC
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The Holiday Inn Express in Québec City is conveniently located to plenty of things to see and do when traveling in or near Québec City. If business travel brings you to the area, you will find the location in close proximity to many area businesses, Laval University, Chul Hospital, and just a short drive to Québec City Convention Center. It is also just 10 km from the Aeroport Jean Lesage and less than .5 km from the Gare de Sainte-Foy Train Station. Check in is at 3:00 p.m. and check out is at noon.

You can choose from a guest room, Executive Club Level Room, or if you really want to pamper yourself, a Suite is a wonderful selection. All rooms are non smoking. Room amenities include TV with in-room movies, work desk with a lamp, high speed internet access, coffee maker and mini refrigerator. In the mornings you will enjoy a complimentary newspaper delivered to your room, and a complimentary breakfast buffet is available daily as well. The hotel business center is available for all guests and includes PC with internet access, copier, facsimile, and printer. 

Maintaining your fitness while away from home will be no problem. The hotel has an onsite fitness center equipped with an exercise bike, treadmill and Stairmaster. After your workout, you may want to spend some leisurely time at the outdoor pool or Jacuzzi, or simply relax in the outdoor terrace.

For the business traveler looking for a place to schedule a group meeting, there’s an on-site meeting room available to you that will accommodate up to 15 people. The business meeting space includes high speed internet access, a DVD player, white board and flip chart with markers.

All in all, the Holiday Inn Express Québec City is an excellent choice. Book your next stay through EscapeWizard.com by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).