About Montreal: Canada's second largest city is also subsequent to Paris for the world's largest French-speaking population, but bilingual Montreal makes perfect sense. Of its four universities, two instruction in English and two in French. Sip coffee at an elegant cafe on a cobblestone street in Old Montreal or check out a heavy metal concert at the Parc Jean-Drapeau, site of the 1967 World Expo. The entertainment complex also has a Formula 1 racing circuit, artificial beach, huge pool, and even a casino. Montreal allows a variety of festivals throughout the year, from fireworks competitions to jazz performances. When evening comes, get tickets for a Canadiens hockey game (if you can) or Cirque du Soleil (founded in Montreal), or come by one of the restaurants that put Montreal on the foodie map. Hotels vary from 18th-century stone homes to stylish modern high-rises. This is city you don't want to miss.