Quebec City, Quebec
An entire section of Quebec City is actually a UNESCO World Heritage site, because it’s the oldest city in North America (400 years old, as a matter of fact), and the only walled city north of Mexico. It’s like traveling to a French city, but without the pricey airfare. Some notable sites include the Petit-Champlain District (named after the founder of Quebec City, Samuel de Champlain), Place Royale (a museum dedicated to the city's history and territory of New France), and the Parliament building (built in the late 19th century). There’s also the Château Frontenac along the Dufferin Terrace, the most photographed hotel in the world thanks to its castle-like architecture, copper roofs, and giant center tower. And just a 45-minute drive outside of the city every winter, you can visit Hotel De Glace, or Ice Hotel -- an entire hotel built completely out of ice and snow.
How to spend the weekend: After exploring Old Quebec City, the Montmorency Falls Park is just a short drive from downtown, and you can take a cable car up to the top of the falls (which are actually taller than Niagara Falls). Quebec is also known as a foodie city, famous for French influences in the city’s cuisine. For traditional Quebec dishes try Aux Anciens Canadian (located in the oldest house in the city), or Le Hobbit, a Tolkien-inspired gourmet French restaurant.