Amanda Lukoff: Vacationing in a city is a great way to experience a lot in a short amount of time. At Away.
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French speaking Montreal Canada is a mini Paris. Most people here are bilingual so you don't have to learn French in a day, but you'll feel like you are in France. With all of the French food, bakeries and markets that line the streets you'll be calling out Bonjour in no time. Montral also has a big art scene and is the birthplace of the famous Cirque du Soleil shows.
Just 30 miles from the Rocky Mountains, Denver Colorado is a year-round recreational Mecca. The city has so many professional sports teams that it's hard to keep count. Historic buildings downtown have been turned into brewpubs, art galleries, boutique shops and restaurants. And Denver is also home to some of the largest art centers in the world.
San Antonia, Texas hosts a unique blend of historic landmarks, modern attractions and excellent dining. While in San Antonio you must visit the Alamo and you can't miss the famous River Walk, a 4 mile stretch of canals that runs through the heart of the Business District.
Take a tour of Market Square the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico and of course a taste of real Texas barbecue is a must.
So use those vacation days on an escape to a city this year.