Why Port Credit is the best spot to enjoy the end of summer in Mississauga
Published August 16, 2022 at 3:56 pm
For tourists and locals making the most of their summer before it ends, a trip down to Port Credit is an absolute must for some of the best restaurants and lakeside fun to be had in Mississauga.
Port Credit is widely known as Mississauga’s cozy waterfront community with a tight-knit vibe, a place where everyone knows each other and supports their wide array of local shops and businesses. The unique atmosphere and walkable waterfront make it one of the city’s best tourism spots, and even a perfect “staycation” for Mississauga residents looking for a nearby getaway.
What you might not know is that it’s also a foodie paradise, boasting some of the city’s best restaurants and eateries.
You’ll find a range of delicious dishes from many different cuisines: Spanish, Indian, Italian, Greek, Mexican, and more. Indie cafes, bars, bakeries, and ice cream shops round out Port Credit’s selection, offering something for everyone to enjoy.
Not only that, but many restaurants have opened their patios for the season – perfect for enjoying a meal under the summer sky.
Patio diners have a wealth of options including street-level patios, side patios and even rooftop patios, with some offering a very picturesque view of the water.
Whether it’s a night out with friends, date night, or an office outing, elevate the night with amazing dining experiences paired with curated cocktail, wine, and beer menus, a selection of dessert options, and a stroll through the quaint waterfront community.
Port Credit’s boutique shops offer everything from fashion and beauty to health and wellness, making it one of the city’s best places to shop and support local businesses.
Looking for some entertainment? Port Credit is known for its spectacular live music scene, with performances happening all the time.
That includes weekly outdoor concerts where artists and bands play everything from hip hop to rock, jazz and Latin rhythms. Bring a blanket and some friends, sit down and enjoy the music at these free outdoor events.
There’s also the Farmers Market, on every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Elmwood parking lot beside the LCBO, and Classic Cars Thursdays, featuring live entertainment and a variety of vintage cars along Lakeshore Rd. South, in the East Village.
And of course, Port Credit’s natural beauty makes it a fantastic spot for some photos. Pose for a selfie at the waterfront, in front of your favourite restaurant/business, or even the “I ❤ Port Credit” sign at the iconic Lighthouse, for the perfect Instagram pic.
With some of the best restaurants, patios, music and live entertainment, Port Credit has something for everyone. Plan your next trip here and make it a summer to remember!insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies