You would agree with me that people are always looking for spots and destinations to visit in various states hence the reason for my ”Places to See” Series. This is the first in the Series and it was first published on my Instagram page.
I would be listing some places to see in Lagos State and putting them in 6 categories for you to select your personal interests. The categories include beaches, art, history, nature, food and entertainment. If you’re here for all of it, then let’s dive in!
Because Lagos is set along the Atlantic Ocean, it is blessed with lots of beaches. Some are public and cheap while some are more private and expensive. Here are 14 of them:
- 1. Takwa Bay Beach.
- 2. Oniru Beach.
- 3. Elegushi Beach.
- 4. Landmark Beach.
- 5. Atican Beach.
- 6. Eleko Beach.
- 7. Ilashe Beach.
- 8. Alpha Beach.
- 9. Kuramo Beach.
- 10. Coconut Beach.
- 11. Baracuda Beach.
- 12. Suntan Beach.
- 13. La Campagne Tropicana Beach.
- 14. Aracab Beach.
Parks and Nature
I’m actually quite impressed that the Lagos government created parks and preserved some nature for this concrete jungle. Here are 12 natural spots if you’re someone that’s into nature:
- 1. Ndubisi Kano Park, Alausa.
- 2. Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park, Alausa.
- 3. Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota.
- 4. Lufasi Nature Park, Eti-osa.
- 5. Jhalobia Park, Airport Rd.
- 6. Muri Okunola Park, Eti-osa.
- 7. Abiola Garden, Ojota.
- 8. Rafiu Jafojo Park, Shasha.
- 9. Freedom Park, Marina.
- 10. Jibowu Park, Jibowu.
- 11. Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki.
- 12. Omu Resort, Lekki.
If you’re a lover of Art, there are several places to appreciate artworks and beautiful pieces. I’ve listed 11 of them.
- 1. Nike Art Gallery, Lekki.
- 2. Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi.
- 3. Thought Pyramid, Ikoyi.
- 4. Bogobiri House, Ikoyi.
- 5. Osh Gallery, Yaba.
- 6. Terra Kulture VI.
- 7. Jazz Hole, Ikoyi.
- 8. Omenka Gallery, Ikoyi.
- 9. Rele Art Gallery, Onikan.
- 10. Lekki Arts and Crafts Market, Lekki.
- 11. African Artists’ Foundation, VI.
Any history lover in the house? You’re not left out as I’ve compiled 8 Museums you can learn about different aspects of Nigerian history.
- 1. National Museum, Onikan.
- 2. Freedom Park Museum, Marina.
- 3. Jaekel House and Railway Museum , Ebute Metta.
- 4. Badagry Heritage Museum, Badagry.
- 5. Mobee Family Museum, Badagry.
- 6. Kalakuta Republic Museum, Ikeja.
- 7. Awolowo Prison Home, Lekki.
- 8. Dido Museum, VI.
Fun and Entertainment
This category is for people who want to play games, watch movies, shop or generally hangout and have fun alone or with friends. There are 12 places on this list:
- 1. Rufus and Bee, Lekki.
- 2. E-Centre, Yaba.
- 3. Fun Factory, Lekki.
- 4. Ground Zero, Ebute Metta.
- 5. Apapa Amusement Park, Apapa.
- 6. Up beat Centre, Lekki.
- 7. Palms Mall, Surulere.
- 8. Escape Room, Magodo.
- 9. Novare Mall, Lekki.
- 10. Leisure Mall, Surulere.
- 11. Silverbird Galleria, VI.
- 12. Ikeja City Mall, Ikeja.
Food and Drink
The last but not the least category is the food and drink section which includes restaurants and eateries you can go and refuel your tummy. There are sooo many in Lagos but I’ve listed 20 here:
- 1. Shiro Restaurant and Bar, VI.
- 2. Arabesque Restaurant, VI.
- 3. Cut Steakhouse, Ikeja.
- 4. Soul Food Restaurant, Akoka.
- 5. Cactus Restaurant, VI.
- 6. White House, Yaba.
- 7. Burg.co, Ikeja
- 8. La Mango, Ikeja.
- 9. Hard Rock Cafe, VI.
- 10. Ocean Basket, VI
- 11. Pancake Hub, Jibowu.
- 12. Hans and Rene, Ikeja.
- 13. Yakoyo Abula Joint, Surulere.
- 14. The Tea Room, Lekki.
- 15. Mr Krums, Maryland.
- 16. Spur Restaurant Ikeja/Lekki.
- 17. MyYas Cafe, Lekki.
- 20. Dominos Pizza.
- 21. KFC Restaurants.
- 22. Chicken Republic Restaurants.
Whew! And it’s a wrap! These are ever 60 places to see in Lagos State and I hope you find great spots to dine, explore, relax, learn and generally have fun. Thank you for reading!