5 Ways to Enjoy a Staycation in Mississauga

Published August 31, 2019 at 3:55 pm


Most people feel a little sad when the summer season draws to a close, but there are a few weeks of good weather ahead of us and there are still opportunities to take a little staycation in the city. 

Mississauga offers boutique hotels, outdoor hotspots, lakeside dining, art and culture and more.

Here are five things you might want to stay in town for this long weekend and upcoming fall. 

Get Back to Nature

Trade the three-hour drive to a cottage for a tranquil respite at The Riverwood Conservancy or Rattray Marsh Conservation Area. You can also enjoy the local beaches at Jack Darling Park and Richard Memorial Park. The centrally-located Kariya Park is also beautiful all year-round (pictured below). Once you enter a park or conservation area, you can admire native species, stroll through attractive gardens or enjoy a self-guided walk through the lush greenery that the city has a lot of.


Get Cultured

Enjoy a first-hand view of Mississauga’s vibrant arts and culture scene with a public art walking tour or a visit to one of the city’s many museums and event spaces (such as The Bradley Museum, the newly-opened Small Arms Inspection Building, and the beautiful Benares Historic House) or the Art Gallery of Mississauga. You can also check out a show at the Living Arts Centre (pictured below) or the locally beloved Meadowvale Theatre

Enjoy Celebration Square

Summer might be winding down, but Celebration Square is busy all year long and it’s not a place you want to miss in the fall. The Lion’s Farmer’s Market will be on hand at the Square from now until Oct. 16. Before you know it, the Square will be hosting its annual Halloween celebration–so enjoy the warm weather while it lasts! 


Enjoy the Libraries

Renowned for its vast collections, Mississauga Library offers a wide range of programs, events and services for all ages. Check out the calendar for fall activities and events. It’s also not too late to visit Meadowvale Library’s outdoor reading terrace overlooking Lake Aquitaine Park (pictured below). 


Shopping and Dining

Mississauga is home to more than 1,200 restaurants so there’s no need to travel far to enjoy an outstanding dining experience. From biryani to burgers, there’s a wide variety of cuisines to suit all tastes.

After you eat, you can walk off the calories and get some retail therapy at one of the city’s many shopping centres (Square One, Erin Mills Town Centre) or village-style specialty shops (which you can find in Clarkson, Streetsville and Port Credit). Whether you are a style setter or value-conscious fashionista (or both!), you can always find something new and exciting close to home in Mississauga.

Photo courtesy of @idris.yyz


Treat Yourself

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy a luxurious getaway in Mississauga. If you’re in the mood for a girl’s night or couple’s getaway, you can enjoy a spa day and overnight stay at the picturesque Glenerin Inn or spend the night at the Waterside Inn in Port Credit. You can also enjoy a relaxing hot stone massage at the Sherwood Village Spa and then treat yourself to dinner at one of the city’s best known fine dining establishments. Feeling really baller? Splurge on a bag at Holt Renfrew! If you want to be more active, grab a bite to eat at the Rec Room and enjoy the stunning virtual reality space The Void and the four-lane bowling area.

The Glenerin Inn

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