Hi. I am traveling to Montreal the first week of October for around 5-6 days. I'm traveling by myself and am very open to suggestions. Hoping to do a mix of "touristy" and "non-touristy" things while I'm there. Would love some suggestions on cool things to do/experience while I'm in Montreal, suggestions on neighborhoods to stay, bars and restaurants to visit and anything else someone would recommend a first time visitor to check out.
Also, I would love to visit a few surrounding cities/towns as well, preferably those that I can get to via train in a couple of hours. I'd probably just do one or two day stops. Any suggestions? Quebec City? Ottawa? Anything else?