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Port Credit Is A Hidden Gem In Ontario

12/19/2016 01:26 EST | Updated 12/19/2016 01:26 EST
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'Lighthouse in Port Credit, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada'

I love visiting new places and discovering hidden gems. Port Credit is a neighbourhood in Mississauga, approximately 25 kilometers from Toronto or about a 35-minute drive from downtown Toronto. You can also take a train from Toronto to Port Credit or Uber as transportation to this lovely lakeside area.

In Port Credit, you can enjoy shopping, music and dining on the waterfront. They also have a wide selection of restaurants and a very friendly community. I found it easy to walk around and wander around all the different shops. There are two marinas and beautiful views of Lake Ontario.

To find out more about Port Credit you can look at information from Discover Mississauga or the Port Credit Business Association.

A small family run business, MyOlive is the best in the Toronto area for Premium Olive Oils and has a Balsamic Tasting Bar. You can ask for Robert Pineau and Sandy Pretty, and they can share with you, the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic vinegars for every taste.

The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro's mission is to make the world's best burger, and I would say that they are definitely on their way! Located in the heart of Port Credit, they have burgers to suite everyone's tastes including gluten free burgers. Their milkshakes are world-famous and delicious.

If you love shopping for pretty jewellery, then Hickox Fine Jewellery Ltd. is the place to be in Port Credit. It is a family-run retail shop that has everything from gorgeous watches, to fine jewellery, to custom designs, to original diamond engagement rings. They provide amazing, warm customer service.

A longtime resident of Port Credit is Paul T. O'Marra. Paul has been practicing law since 1992 and is the Proprietor of Paul T. O'Marra, O'Marra & Elliott - Barristers and Solicitors.

As a longtime local, Paul shared with me some of his favourite spots in Port Credit including the Port Credit arena where he plays hockey, and after a game, enjoys chicken wings and beer at the Pump House Grille in Port Credit.

If you want a unique and special dining experience, try &company Resto Bar. They have beautiful natural wood and custom antique-finished metal installations, offer fine familiar cuisine and delicious after dinner drinks to suit all tastes. This is a gourmet restaurant which in the evening transforms into a lively nightlife hotspot.

I love to try new spa treatments and relax when I am on holidays. Allura Skin and Laser Centre in Port Credit, has the latest skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments which leave your skin feeling fresh and revitalized. They also offer some of the most advanced non-surgical laser aesthetic treatments available and offer an amazing Hot Stone Massage which will leave you feeling relaxed and fantastic.

Keeping fit is always on top of my travel agenda, whether it is going for a bike ride around town or hitting the gym in my hotel. I want to stay healthy when I am traveling.

In Port Credit, you can try something a bit different for your next workout. Academy of Martial Arts - Port Credit offers a wide range of fitness options including; Kardio Kickboxing, Karate, Tai Chi and much more.

If you are looking for more things to see and do around Toronto, you check out Tourism Toronto. They have additional information on the local sights, seasonal events, entertainment, accommodations, dining, shopping, activities and much more in Toronto.

Please let me know in the comments below, if you have been to Port Credit and if so, what were your favourite spots or restaurants. I'd love to hear from you!

Let's keep thriving and living our very best lives! Keep an eye on my blog, as I continue to travel to unique destinations and reveal all the best travel tips in 2017.

Your suggestions are always welcome, as I continue on my journey to live life to the fullest. Let's explore some wonderful places!

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