42 EXCITING THINGS TO DO IN LAGOS NIGERIA AT LEAST ONCE

If you’re visiting Lagos and interested in sightseeing Lagos, these areas of sightseeing are a must to visit. We have compiled a list of 42 things to do in Lagos Nigeria for you to try.

1 Find your way to Lekki Conservation Centre and satisfy your interest in nature.

Find your way to Lekki Conservation Centre and satisfy your interest in nature.
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It is one of the best conservation centres around and not that expensive to try out the experience.

2 Go for a date at Oniru Private Beach, take a walk on the beach and enjoy the environment till it is evening.

Go for a date at Oniru Private Beach, take a walk on the beach and enjoy the environment till it is evening.
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However, ensure you don’t wander too far out in the waters as the sea waves can be ferocious.

3 Visit the Nike Art Gallery and textile museum with over 7000 artefacts for you to feed your eyes on.

Visit the Nike Art Gallery and textile museum with over 7000 artefacts for you to feed your eyes on.
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The best part is that everything is at zero entry fee and you get to purchase the pieces you like.

4 Visit Tarkwa Bay Beach for a boat tour Lagos Outside Lagos Island.

Visit Tarkwa Bay Beach for a boat tour Lagos Outside Lagos Island.
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It is located some distance away from Lagos Island and your only way to get to the beach is by boat. One of the things to do in Lagos Nigeria that you shouldn’t miss.

5 Take a trip to Bogobiri House in Ikoyi and get loaded with more knowledge of art and music.

Take a trip to Bogobiri House in Ikoyi and get loaded with more knowledge of art and music.
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Also available for your enjoyment are the Nimbus gallery, orisirisi take away and an assembly of entertainment and interesting events.

6 Visit the former Old Broad Street Prison now known as the Freedom Park which is dedicated to the past Heroes.

Visit the former Old Broad Street Prison now known as the Freedom Park which is dedicated to the past Heroes.
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Freedom Park serves as a historical landmark that preserves the history, culture and heritage of the Nigerian people.

7 Find your way to Ikeja Shopping Mall at Ikeja, Lagos. One of the fun places in Ikeja.

Find your way to Ikeja Shopping Mall at Ikeja, Lagos. One of the fun places in Ikeja.
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You get to experience a truckload of activities in this place such as buy clothes and accessories, watch movies, eat great food among other things.

8 Attend cultural performances at the National Theatre.

Attend cultural performances at the National Theatre.
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Don’t worry about not getting a space as the hall is fit to hold around 3000 people. When you’re through, mark it out as one of the things to do in Nigeria.

9 Go see the New Afrika Shrine dedicated to the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti at Ikeja.

Go see the New Afrika Shrine dedicated to the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti at Ikeja.
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The musical performances are from another world of its own.

10 Visit the almighty National Museum at Onikan, Lagos Island.

Visit the almighty National Museum at Onikan, Lagos Island.

Check out Nigerian carvings, artworks, ethnography and other Nigerian workmanship that has been accumulated over time.

11 Visit Banana Island and marvel at the beauty of the most expensive neighbourhood in Nigeria.

Visit Banana Island and marvel at the beauty of the most expensive neighbourhood in Nigeria.
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It is also the most extravagant neighbourhood in Nigeria.

12 Go to Jhalobia Recreation Park and Gardens and get some breath of fresh air.

Go to Jhalobia Recreation Park and Gardens and get some breath of fresh air.

You might even run into a wedding or event taking place when you go there.

13 Spend the whole day at the Federal Palace Hotel and be sure to try their European and African Cuisine.

Spend the whole day at the Federal Palace Hotel and be sure to try their European and African Cuisine.
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Branch at Mega Plaza Century 21 Mall as one of the things to do in Lagos Nigeria and get some shopping out of the way.

14 Get your tickets online and visit Omu Resort which is a place of many attractions.

Get your tickets online and visit Omu Resort which is a place of many attractions.

You can go for a visit on any day of the week and open between 9a.m to 6p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays and 12 noon to 6p.m on Sundays. Attractions include waterfront sitting, boat cruise, horse riding, amusement park, antique museum, paintball and so many more.

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15 Pay a visit to Omenka Art Gallery and check out their art exhibitions and greatest works of the international artists.

Pay a visit to Omenka Art Gallery and check out their art exhibitions and greatest works of the international artists.
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Be sure to check out the works of artists like Manuela Sambo, Cedric Nunn and El Loko.

16 Find your way to La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort at Ikeju, Ibeju Lekki; experience nature and discover African beauty.

Find your way to La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort at Ikeju, Ibeju Lekki; experience nature and discover African beauty.
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Book a day or two so you’ll be able to explore their jet skiing, yacht cruise, swimming pool, water volleyball among other interesting things.

17 Visit Jazz hole.

Visit Jazz hole.

You’ll have access to lots of cultural music as it is even known as one of the best cultural music shops you can find in the country.

18 Get a car or take Uber to Lekki and then get lost in GET Arena by taking part in different games available.

Get a car or take Uber to Lekki and then get lost in GET Arena by taking part in different games available.
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Don’t forget to join the kart racing tournaments and championships and when hungry, check out their restaurant.

19 Take a taxi or Uber to Lekki and find your way to Lekki Leisure Lake.

Take a taxi or Uber to Lekki and find your way to Lekki Leisure Lake.

You get to experience the best leisure and outdoor activities you can ever think of.

20 Go for a jog or run on the Lekki Ikoyi link bridge that also serves as a recreational facility.

Go for a jog or run on the Lekki Ikoyi link bridge that also serves as a recreational facility.

This cabled-stayed bridge is the first of its kind in Nigeria.

21 Go play some games at the Empire sports paintball, one of the best paintball centres you can find.

Go play some games at the Empire sports paintball, one of the best paintball centres you can find.

You get to build and develop your teamwork, communication and strategic thinking skills while catching fun.

22 Find Time to visit Tafawa Balewa Square.

Find Time to visit Tafawa Balewa Square.
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There’s access to other amenities including restaurants, shopping centre and travel agencies.

23 Visit the amusement park at Hi Impact Planet.

Visit the amusement park at Hi Impact Planet.
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Create amazing memories with your friends, partners or family.

24 Go for a swim in Elegushi Beach at Lekki Phase 1 and check out the Elegushi Palace while you’re around the area.

Go for a swim in Elegushi Beach at Lekki Phase 1 and check out the Elegushi Palace while you’re around the area.

Best time to visit is probably during the weekdays’ because most weekends, the beach is always full of people unless you don’t mind the hustle and bustle.

25 Experience the horror story dreams and horror movie actions at The Escape Room

Experience the horror story dreams and horror movie actions at The Escape Room

Prices start at ₦3500 per person.

26 Spend an evening at the Whispering Palms Island Resort and take a trip around the Whispering Palms Beach on different kinds of boats.

Spend an evening at the Whispering Palms Island Resort and take a trip around the Whispering Palms Beach on different kinds of boats.

Catch fun all the way either on a pedal boat, speed boat, bicycle boat or you can go the old way and just paddle a canoe.

27 Visit arts and crafts shop, art gallery and theatre at Terra kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos

Visit arts and crafts shop, art gallery and theatre at Terra kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos
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After your tour, visit their restaurant and have a taste of their sweet delicacies

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28 Go catch some fun watching movies, stage plays or live performances at the Silverbird Galleria before moving into restaurants and stores for shopping.

Go catch some fun watching movies, stage plays or live performances at the Silverbird Galleria before moving into restaurants and stores for shopping.

If you love games, find time to play some games at their arcade centre.

29 Get sweet treats and Nigerian dessert from Melting Moments.

Get sweet treats and Nigerian dessert from Melting Moments.

You don’t want to miss this.

30 Visit Domino’s Pizza, one of the best pizza restaurants in Lagos and get some pizza.

Visit Domino’s Pizza, one of the best pizza restaurants in Lagos and get some pizza.

If you love pizzas, it’ll be worth your while.

31 Enjoy a great afternoon eating chicken at the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant.

Enjoy a great afternoon eating chicken at the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant.
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While you’re at it, order for some potato chips and a cup of Pepsi or Coke to go with it.

32 For the love of some Lagos Ice cream, visit Cold Stone Creamery to get huge varieties of Ice cream.

For the love of some Lagos Ice cream, visit Cold Stone Creamery to get huge varieties of Ice cream.
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There are so many samples to choose from ranging from ice cream smoothies, cakes to ice cream shakes.

33 Get some seafood at Ocean Basket and enjoy the ocean.

Get some seafood at Ocean Basket and enjoy the ocean.

Its ₦850 for a loaf of garlic bread.

34 Try Chinese cuisine for dinner by going to Lihao Chinese Cuisine and you can get it delivered to you, as take away or dine out there.

Try Chinese cuisine for dinner by going to Lihao Chinese Cuisine and you can get it delivered to you, as take away or dine out there.

The cost for 2 people’s meal is at around ₦10,000.

35 Visit the Maryland Mall at Maryland, Lagos and go window shopping. One of the popular fun places in Lagos Mainland.

Visit the Maryland Mall at Maryland, Lagos and go window shopping. One of the popular fun places in Lagos Mainland.
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You might end up buying things as they have decent prices for goods being sold in the mall.

36 Get one of the best confectionaries at Belgian Rose at Sabo-Yaba.

Get one of the best confectionaries at Belgian Rose at Sabo-Yaba.

They look and taste awesome by the way.

37 For the love of frozen yoghurt, take a trip to Sweet Kiwi Frozen Yoghurt and satisfy your yoghurt cravings.

For the love of frozen yoghurt, take a trip to Sweet Kiwi Frozen Yoghurt and satisfy your yoghurt cravings.

Your body will thank you for the treat.

38 Choose one afternoon and visit the Rele Art Gallery.

Choose one afternoon and visit the Rele Art Gallery.
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The art exhibitions are really worth the time.

39 Buy a ticket and go for a picnic at Ndubuisi Kanu Recreational Park or entertain your guests during a weekend getaway.

Buy a ticket and go for a picnic at Ndubuisi Kanu Recreational Park or entertain your guests during a weekend getaway.

While you’re there, bring out your smartphones or tablets and enjoy the free wifi that’s provided.

40 Go to Genesis Deluxe Cinema to watch the most anticipated movies with your friends and families.

Go to Genesis Deluxe Cinema to watch the most anticipated movies with your friends and families.

Watch from movie selections like Captain Marvel, Nimbe, Hellboy, Hobbs and Shaw while you’re there. After completion, mark these out from your things to do in Lagos Nigeria checklist.

41 Visit the Geeta Ashram Temple and experience the Indian way of life.

Visit the Geeta Ashram Temple and experience the Indian way of life.
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Enjoy the beauty and culture of Hindus through their religion.

42 Visit and pay homage to the dead, some of which were celebrities and dignitaries at Vaults and Garden cemetery to remind yourself that life is too short not to enjoy as much as you can.

Visit and pay homage to the dead, some of which were celebrities and dignitaries at Vaults and Garden cemetery to remind yourself that life is too short not to enjoy as much as you can.

It’s good to be self-conscious.

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