Ottawa or Quebec City for a day trip?

I'm visiting Montreal from the US to see family this weekend. However I plan on seeing one of those two cities for a day. Quebec City sounds nice, but it tends to be overcome by tourists in the summer. Ottawa seems quite overlooked, and is closer to Montreal. Speak to me Canadians; which city would you recommend? show more I'm visiting Montreal from the US to see family this weekend. However I plan on seeing one of those two cities for a day.

Quebec City sounds nice, but it tends to be overcome by tourists in the summer. Ottawa seems quite overlooked, and is closer to Montreal.

Speak to me Canadians; which city would you recommend?
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