So we went to Montreal instead.
Well, really, it was the cheapest international trip we could find for a quick New Year's getaway.
Eh? You say.
I really can't give you a good reason other than why not?
Coming to Montreal was a lot like our New Year's trip to London back in 2007. The weather a bit on the drabby and grey side of things. And cold. Really, really cold. The only difference between the two was that Montreal had snow. In fact, all phases of snow going on at the same time, making trekking around laborsome and slow. Snow fluffy stuff that us Southern Texans aren't prepared for in life. Should we have gone to Montreal on more favourable conditions? Quite frankly: yes.
But cheap plane tickets!
I'm sure this city is quite lovely and beautiful on other seasons of the year. Other than that, I don't get what the lure is. It seems like an extension of the party scene for young New Yorkers wanting a quick getaway. Or a nice mini family vacation on a budget for the New England fam bam. Because it was simply too snowy to enjoy the parks, we often found ourselves going on constant foodie adventures. Nothing more.
With that said, would like to thank Hanh, Adelon, and Sophia for pointing us in the right direction with their list of recommendations. Not surprisingly, most of it 'Must Eat' rather than 'Must Do'. We did eat a ton of good food, though. That - I ain't complaining about!