Grab a friend and board Amtrak’s Adirondack Line for a long weekend getaway in Montreal, Canada’s capital of culture. Buy two round-trip tickets from New York City starting at $189 – 25 percent off seasonal rates. This discounted rate is available for travel in September.
The Adirondack Line provides service between New York City’s Penn Station and Montreal’s Central Station. This scenic ride glides along the Hudson River, making stops at some of Upstate New York’s most charming riverside towns. After a stop in Albany, the train continues on through the stunning Adirondack Mountains before crossing the Canadian border into Quebec.
September serves as an ideal time to visit Montreal with average temperatures hovering around a comfortable 70 degrees. The end of September also marks the beginning of Canada’s fall foliage.
Montreal, Canada‘s second largest city, offers an abundance of sights and activities suitable for all types of travelers. Old Montreal makes you feel as though you’ve stepped into Paris without crossing the Atlantic whereas Olympic Stadium’s avant-garde architecture propels you into the future. Montreal is home to renowned museums such as the iconic Biosphere Environment Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. At nearby Six Flags La Ronde, take a ride on Quebec’s tallest roller coaster, Goliath. Sainte-Catherine Street, found in the heart of Montreal, is lined with hundreds of shops, restaurants, and a lively bar scene.
The world’s second largest French speaking city hosts a variety of cultural events and festivals in September. At the beginning of the month, catch the tail-end of the Montreal World Film Festival. If you’re a sci-fi fan, plan your trip for September 14-16 to catch Montreal Comiccon. Starting September 9, the Chinese Botanical Gardens holds The Magic of Lanterns, a colorful spectacle that displays more than 700 traditional Chinese lanterns. For more events, visit tourisme-montreal.org.
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