International flights arrive at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Flights are a mere two hours from New York and only five hours from Los Angeles.
Montréal's public transportation system is cheap and easy, so there is no need to rent a car or even bother taking expensive cabs!
Montréal can provide honeymooners the same European charm without the hassle or cost of flying across the ocean. Often renowned as the cultural capital of Canada, Montréal is sure to impress even the most seasoned traveler. From cosmopolitan events like concerts, festivals and art shows, to fine French dining, Old World architecture and rich history, there is something for everyone in Montréal.
Montréal's weather ranges from absolutely freezing in the winter to pretty steamy in the summer. Therefore, the months of May and October are ideal if you're looking for a temperate climate to enjoy outdoor activities and al fresco dining. Frugal honeymooners can plan travel starting at the end of October and through April (excluding Christmas of course). Although it will be chilly, Montréal winters can provide quite the romantic landscape for classic winter activities like skating and snuggling up next to a fireplace.
My top pick goes to the Ritz-Carlton Montréal. This iconic hotel just recently underwent a major renovation that endowed stately guest rooms with state-of-the art amenities like high-tech, automated (and heated) toilets, heated bathroom floors, defogging mirrors and thermostats that intuitively remember guests' temperature preferences. This Montréal gem combines the grand luxury of the Ritz-Carlton with today's modern elegance. Famed chef Daniel Boulud has his modern French restaurant, Maison Boulud, here and there is also a Tiffany & Co. jewelry store on site.
Another of Montréal's great hotels is the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, which was named by Travel + Leisure as one of the 500 greatest hotels in the world. Its convenient location above the train station connects it to Montréal's massive underground city of restaurants and boutiques. This property is a landmark and features amenities like a full health club and indoor pool. Its restaurant, Beaver Club, is renowned as one of the best in Canada. Fun fact: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth was where John Lennon and Yoko Ono hosted their “bed-in” after Ono was refused admission to the U.S. "Give Peace a Chance" was actually recorded here!
The city of Montréal offers plenty of entertainment all year-round. Whenever you visit, you'll find that Montréal is bursting with culture and romance. Montréal hosts over 30 festivals each year in addition to a vast array of concerts and other performing arts events. So, in addition to the activities we list here, be sure to check and see what's on Montréal's calendar when you plan to go!
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