What is my favorite city to visit? While many cities are wonderful to visit, I do have a few favorites. I like New York City. I love to watch all the people coming and going. I am content just walking down Fifth Avenue and on to Central Park with a stop in a museum and a bit of live theater and maybe a ferry ride to admire the Statue of Liberty. Definitely don’t pass up the cheesecake.
I like Chicago. Visiting the Field Museum of Natural History, admiring the architecture and taking in the theater scene is always rewarding. (And I always check to see if Lou Mitchell’s is still open.) I like San Francisco. I never tire of checking out the Golden Gate Bridge and the Coit Tower and the quirky theater scene. The public transportation system is user friendly so you can venture out in all directions. I always come home from there with a bag of chocolate fortune cookies.
But perhaps my favorite city to visit is Quebec City. It isn’t too far away but they speak French, which I studied for a lot of years. I like the Radio X hockey games and the music scene. The pastry is quite good. Some well done high brow event is usually going on. The woolen leg warmers are set at a reasonable price, and I rarely get too hot walking around. Walking home late at night, I see other women walking to their own destinations. All that, with just enough tragic history, makes Quebec City my favorite city to visit.
Some je ne sais quoi about Quebec City makes me glad I am able to visit it again and again. What is your favorite city to visit?
“There’s no place like New York. It’s the most exciting city in the world now. That’s the way it is.” —Robert DeNiro
“Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” —Frank Lloyd Wright
“You wouldn’t think such a place as San Francisco could exist. The wonderful sunlight here, the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific at your shoes. Beautiful Chinatown. Every race in the world. The sardine fleets sailing out. The little cable-cars whizzing down The City hills….And all the people are open and friendly.” ––Dylan Thomas