Where to go?

Old Dec 4th, 2005, 12:00 PM
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Where to go?


We are planning a trip to Toronto in October 2006 as friends are moving out in the new year. Our girls are aged 6 and 15.

We plan spending a week in Toronto staying at Marriott Eaton Center but don't know what to do for our 2nd week.

Options (and negatives) we've come up are as follows:

Montreal (no negatives really)
Rent a motor home and explore Ontario(difficult to visit cities?)
Boston (long drive)
New York (long drive)
Washington (long drive, enough to keep girls interested?)
Toronto (enough to do?)
Somewhere else

We can fly out of Montreal without increasing costs and can drop the car off there free so that's probably favourite but wanted to see what others think before we make the plunge.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Dec 5th, 2005, 09:54 AM
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Consider renting a car and driving to to Ottawa. Once you get off the 401 and start heading north the drive is very pretty (4.5 to 5 hours in total). There is a lot to see and do in Ottawa because it is the capital and the surrounding countryside (especially across the river in Quebec) is quite pretty.
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I'd spend at least part of the extra week in Quebec City. It is unlike anywhere else in North America and has considerable old-world charm.

Depending on where you are from and what you are used to, driving through the countryside in Vermont and visiting all the little pristine villages is also fun, although, maybe more so for the adults than kids.
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I agree with dwooddon - Montreal and Quebec are lovely cities with lots to do (be sure to visit old Montreal). Staying in Canada will give you a better bang for your buck considering the price of the dollar. Ottawa is a beautiful and bustling city - can't go wrong with any of these places. You could also see Niagra Falls if it interests you - its in Southern Ontario at the US boarder.

Enjoy your trip.

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Go to Ottawa. Then Quebec City Then Montreal. All are can't miss destinations. And easy to piece together stuff to do before arriving.
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