Lagos is the number one on the list when it comes to nightlife in Nigeria. It never disappoints fun seekers and adventure lovers. There is never a dull moment in the beautiful city of Lagos with several spots to visit and have a lot of fun, both during the day and night.
Where are the best places to head to have fun in Lagos? We have put together our top 8 places featuring must visit clubs, lounges and classy restaurants. So whether you’re looking to escape hours or traffic or are in search of an epic night out, we have the best suggestions for you!
1. The Place, Lagos
The Place restaurant can be found in 3 locations in Lagos- Lekki, Victoria Island and Ikeja. At The Place, there is something for everyone. For the busy executive, the games room and its bar/lounge are open every day from 5 pm, offering a chance for workers to relax, unwind and avoid Lagos traffic!
The Place is also popularly known for its exclusive tasty dishes which include Asun, grilled chicken & rice. On Fridays, the bar/lounge is transformed into a major night club with music from highly sought after DJs and A-list artists. The relaxed environment and impressive service contribute to an overall enjoyable visit to The Place.
2. Lekki Conversation centre, Lagos
Built in 1990, Lekki conservation centre covers a land area of 78 hectares. This nature hub is run by the Nigerian conservation foundation (NCF) and If you appreciate the sight of plants and animals in their natural habitat, then this place is a must visit for you.
The NCF was set aside to sustain the natural habitation of plants, and animals as urbanization began leading to the intrusion of areas meant for them. The conservation centre is located in Lekki, immediately after Chevron, before the 2nd Lekki Toll Gate.
3. Agodi Parks, Ibadan
Agodi gardens boast a variety of recreational activities visitors can engage in. With a restaurant, playground, water park, zoo and a forest walkway. There’s a little bit of something for someone. It is located in Ibadan, Nigeria.
4. Isaac Boro Park, Portharcourt
Isaac Boro Park is a public park and outdoor recreation area located along the Old GRA neighborhood of Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt. The park is named after Isaac Boro, who was one of the pioneers of minority rights activism in Nigeria.
He fought against exploitation of oil and gas from the Niger Delta regions. He died in 1968 during the civil war.
The park is a great place to spend a day with friends. Statues of military personnel and various weapons are amongst a few of the sights to see in the park.
5. Sailors Lounge, Lagos
If you are looking for a lavish and pleasant nightlife experience, then Sailor’s Lounge is the place to visit. Located on Admiralty way in Lekki, it offers a perfect location for a relaxed evening after a long day at work. The tempo of the music is not so loud and boasts perfect views of the Lagoon.
The cool ambiance is one that is rare to find in other spots in Lagos. If you are bored with the rumbling and booming of the clubs then this is a perfect place to head to.
6. Igbokoda Waterfront, Akure
The Igbokoda waterfront is one of the longest body of water in the country. The vast expanse of water makes for an exciting fishing expedition and the scenery is beautiful.
7. The National Museum, Calabar
Also known as The Old Residency Museum. The National Museum, which was originally known as the Government House is a prefabricated structure of Scandinavian red pine wood shipped from Britain in 1884 on the instruction of Consul Edward Hewett and erected in Old Calabar to accommodate the early British Administration.
The building which served as both the residence and administrative headquarters of the colonial government is one of the only few history museums in Nigeria and hosts some of the most preserved artefacts and documents dating back to pre-colonial period.
8. Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls, Ife
Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls (also known as Olumirin waterfalls) is located in Erin-Ijesha. It is a tourist attraction located in Oriade local government area, Osun State, Nigeria.
The waterfalls was discovered in 1140 AD by one of the daughters of Oduduwa. However, according to The Nation,”Olumirin waterfall was discovered by hunters in 1140 AD”. The fall features seven floors, on top of which the village Abake is located.
9. Omu Resort, Lagos
The world of OMU RESORT is set in a rainforest environment, it allows guests experience and be inspired by the wonders of nature. Nestled in a peaceful neighbourhood, occupying a land area of approximately 22 hectares and boarded to the North by the imposing clear waters of OMU CREEK.There are also new attractions of Kayaking/boating and The DDT Paintball arena.
Also included is the all new Hook & Grill Fishing arena along with a stunning Roller Skating pad. Additional Amusement rides are also expected even as we launch our Trampoline Skyzone. The Butterfly sanctuary is also complete and ready to go.
10. Aba Musuem
Founded in 1985. The National Museum of Colonial History in Aba is often frequented by tourists. Its artifacts and artworks tell a story of the various traditions and cultures moulded together by the coming of the Colonial Masters to form one big tribe. You can also find relics from the now infamous Aba Women Riot of 1929.