Hotel at a Glance: Auberge Amérik
Auberge Amérik is housed in a late-19th-century home about 3 miles (5 km) outside of Quebec's historic city center. Many of the home's eight guest rooms are named after and decorated with a single color: red, green, brown, blue, or yellow. Each one features unique furnishings and artwork, and every room included in this Getaway has a private bathroom.
- Easy access to downtown: A 4-minute car ride, 25-minute walk, or 15-minute ride on the 800 bus gets you to the historic city center.
- Île d’Orléans sightseeing: Auberge Amérik provides all the maps and information you need to take a self-guided tour of the island.
- Onsite rentals: Included bicycles for two help you explore the area.
- Kick back with stouts and IPAs at brewpub La Souche and two-for-one spa services as part of this deal's local travel package.
Quebec City, Quebec: Centuries-Old City with Annual Public Festivals and Historic Attractions
Home to more than half a million mostly French-speaking inhabitants, Quebec’s capital city ranks among the oldest in North America. Founded in 1608, Old Quebec—now a UNESCO World Heritage site—is surrounded by the only city walls north of Mexico on the North American continent that are still standing. Within these ramparts, you’ll find cobblestone streets and examples of 17th-century colonial architecture. Be sure to visit the neoclassical Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral to see its soaring nave adorned with gold moulding.
Year-round attractions include the majestic Montmorency Falls; the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, dedicated to preserving Québécois art from all eras; and the Ursuline Convent, which was founded in 1639 and is one of the oldest women's institutions of learning in the Western Hemisphere.