Like many other Canadian cities, Montréal provides that awesome blend of culture, diversity and language in one beautiful setting. Centrally located for visitors in the United States and only about an hour’s flight from New York City and surrounding major destinations, Montréal blends old world and modern architecture in a stylish setting. Whether you want to walk around and try numerous cuisines from up-and-coming chefs or you prefer to indulge in a few history tours, Montréal has something for everyone.

Montréal is home to a range of fine dining and casual bistros -- while providing options for all budgets and interest levels. For those who are new to the city, locals and travel experts alike recommend starting your tour in old Montreal. Like many of the older Canadian cities, Montréal features some of that iconic European architectural style as well as numerous historic touches, such as cobblestone streets and surrounding historic landmarks. As you’re exploring old Montréal you’ll notice that there is quite a bit of modern architecture that has infused itself around some of the historic landmarks, which makes it a truly interesting and eye-catching place to see during your trip to Canada.

Be sure to check out the Chateau Ramezay, which is a museum and historic site that offers visitors an up-close look at the lifestyle of nobility during the 18th-century. Once you’ve explored the Museum, head over to Nelson’s Column where you’ll get gorgeous views of the St. Lawrence River -- this Column serves as a monument to distinguished Admiral Nelson after his death, which happened at the Battle of Trafalgar. Once you’re done getting your fill of history and architecture for the day, head over to the Place Jacques-Cartier, which features a number of shops, restaurants, live entertainment and even street artists. From this central location, you’ll have the opportunity to go on to see other points of interest or cultural centers in the area, as well as the famous silver dome of the Marche Bonsecours.

Montréal has no end to what you can do during a stay, whether you’re in the city for a few short hours or planning on spending a week -- you will definitely get your fill of architecture, old world European charm and plenty of modern attractions on your visit.