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5 Fun Places to Explore in Lagos

No matter the season in Lagos, people want to go outside, soak up the sun, and take in the fresh air. Lagos city is alive with vibrant culture and fun places just waiting to be explored. No matter what you’re in the mood for, there is something for everyone to do. Here, see 5 of the best fun places you should visit in Lagos, for cultural and outdoor activities in Nigeria’s biggest city.

Elegushi Beach

Elegushi Beach Lagos
The Elegushi Royal Beach. © Uday Deshmukh

Hit the Elegushi beach for a great experience with my friends and family. Simply enjoying the beaches is one of the top things both locals and tourists like to do in Lagos. This private beach in Lekki, Lagos state is owned by the Elegushi royal family. Clean beach sand interspersed with palm trees against the gentle lapping sea can be the very definition of a paradise. Elegushi features one of Africa’s most romantic sunset. Nice and fun beach, but too busy on weekends and public holidays.

Address: Rd 3, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki, Nigeria

Freedom Park

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Photo: Courtesy of Toluwanimi Photography

This is a memorial and leisure park situated in downtown Lagos, born out of the ruins of Her Majesty’s Broad Street Prisons. A fun space designed by the architect Theo Lawson, the park was created to preserve the history and cultural heritage of the country. One of the landmarks and cultural centres in Lagos, you’re guaranteed to find a spot in the sun in Freedom Park. Whether you opt for picnicking on one of the lawns, trail or indulge in the exhibitions, you’ll sure to find escapism from the busy city streets within the Freedom Park grounds. With plenty to explore, you could make an entire day out exploring this park.

Address: Broad St, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Kalakuta Republic Museum

Kalakuta Museum Lagos
Portraits of Fela Kuti at the Kalakuta Museum. © Daniel Helton

This is former house to the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre. The venue has now been transformed into a fascinating museum with everything intact from Fela’s bedroom to his adorned iconic underwear. With the afrobeats going global, the Kalakuta museum is a must visit to learn more about Felathe King of Afrobeats. He transcended music, one of Nigeria’s greatest human rights activist, a charismatic music performer! Combine a day at the Kalakuta museum with a visit to the New Afrika Shrine for the ultimate day out in Lagos, Nigeria.

Address: 7 Gbemisola St, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Nigeria

Lekki Conservation Centre

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Lekki Conservation Centre canopy walk. © Rakesh Misra

One of the major attractions in Lagos, you’re guaranteed to find a spot in the sun in Lekki Conservation Centre. The 190-acre Natural Resource Conservation in Lekki, is an ideal place for a mid-day date or just a day out with some friends. This place boasts the longest canopy walk in Africa, offers the same breath-taking views of the nature. From the heart racing canopy walk to the visiting the animals, there’s plenty to explore, the perfect spot where nature meets thrills. And this nature preserve in Lekki is located immediately after Chevron landmark, before the 2nd Lekki Toll Gate. Truly an amazing a place you should experience with your friends and family. Certainly not to be missed whenever you in Lagos!

Address: 19 Lekki – Epe Expressway, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki, Nigeria

Nigerian National Museum

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National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria | Photo: Courtesy of yu.titarenko

For those who want to escape the crazy city life and take a quiet day off and indulge in history exploration. This national museum of Nigeria situated in the city of Lagos has a notable collection of Nigerian art. At the Nigerian National Museum, there’s a lot to give guests insight on Nigerian political and cultural history. You’ll be able to see various parts of history or generations of arts on display. Take a tour of the museum, or walk around the grounds.

Address: Onikan Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

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