The May long weekend is one of the best times of the year to take a short, sweet and sunny staycation. With a lake, beaches, dozens of parks and tons to do indoors, you can plan a getaway that’s as bustling or relaxing as you want.
First Stop: Boating and Beaches
There’s nothing like a warm spring day, spent feeling the flow of the waves. Don’t snooze on your chance to enjoy a peaceful morning on the water. Head out to Lake Ontario first thing for a more solitary and serene voyage. Mississauga’s charter boats offer leisure cruises and fishing charters, perfect for a scenic tour along the lake.
Those who prefer a more hands-on expedition can paddle out in a canoe from Port Credit Adventure Rentals. Get your Sauga Savings Pass to save 20% off your rental (no downloads required).
Make sure to pack a cooler for a picnic in the park afterward – or on the beach. When you dock in the Lakefront Promenade Marina, you’re just steps away from Lakefront Promenade Park. Spread out your picnic blanket on the beach or take a break under the shaded picnic area. Make use of the park’s other amenities, including the beach volleyball nets, playground or spray pad before moving on to the next stage of your staycation.
Next: Head Indoors for Some Family Fun
You may not need to jet set for your long weekend but you can still board a flight for adventure at Ufly, where you can experience piloting in an authentic Boeing 777-200ER simulator.
Keep the simulation going at Virtual Galaxies, where you can battle in space or adventure around imaginary lands.
Then, come back down to Earth as you traverse some of the coolest bouldering walls in Canada at Cave Rock Climbing.
For a final dose of adrenaline, race a few laps at K1 Speed Mississauga. For a unique memento of your Mississauga visit, add on the helmet cam to have your race recorded and watch as your fly around the track.
Bonus: all of these amenities have special offers available through the Sauga Savings Pass, so you don’t have to pick just one.
Refuel: Eat Dinner Outdoors
Dinner on the patio is the perfect way to wrap up a fun-filled day.
At Roc’n Doc’s, enjoy the fresh air and the rooftop view while you rock out to live music. For a locally crafted brew, head to Stonehooker Brewing Company. The outdoor picnic table set-up and tunes provide the perfect atmosphere for a long weekend meal.
Looking for the perfect view? It doesn’t get better than Snug Harbour’s cozy waterfront patio overlooking Lake Ontario.
If it’s an upscale meal you’re after, Rogue Kitchen & Bar offers an outdoor fine dining oasis and a menu to match.
For something sweet, stop by Eva’s Original Chimneys and enjoy a walk downtown – along with a buy-one-get-one deal on famous chimney cakes and cones when you use your Sauga Savings Pass.
Make Your Visit Extra Memorable at These Events:
While you’re here, take advantage of the special events happening throughout the city.
Visit the Chinese Cultural Festival on Saturday, May 20 at Celebration Square to taste traditional foods while you watch a thrilling dragon dance.
On Sunday, May 21, experience global musical sensation HI-GH-ON-MU-SIC at the Living Arts Centre.
Find the Perfect Place to Stay:
From luxurious inns to budget-friendly family hotels, there is no shortage of comfortable accommodations throughout the city. Check out our hotel and motel listings to plan the perfect stay within your budget.
Looking to make your stay extra special? Take advantage of these great offers from Square One Shopping Centre;
Visiting Friends & Relatives Program
Shop together. Be Rewarded
You’re invited to celebrate 50 years of the biggest trends, the most innovative entertainment, and the best finds at Square One Shopping Centre.
Mississauga residents receive a $30 Square One gift card when you shop with your out – of – town* friends & family this Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday and Labour Day long weekend.
As a thank you for visiting, the out – of – town* guests will receive 10 complimentary Purdys chocolates.
Shop & Stay Package
The Delta by Marriott Toronto Mississauga is located just steps away from Square One – Ontario’s largest shopping and entertainment destination. Explore all that Square One has to offer through this shopping package which includes:
- Accommodation in a modern guest room
- $25 Square One gift card
- $20 in gaming credits at The Rec Room
- $20 Reds Wine Tavern Cash Card
- Welcome gift from L’Occitane En Provence