7 Amazing Tourist Spots In Lagos State

Nothing beats hanging out with loved ones in a relaxed environment. Whether you’re sitting on a sandy beach or swimming laps across a resort pool.

The opportunities for fun and relaxation in Lagos state, Nigeria are endless and we’ll be going over our favourite spots for the perfect vacation in this article.

So we won’t just be covering beaches and resorts, we’d also be covering locations for outdoor and indoor games. The perfect vacation wouldn’t be so perfect if we didn’t include a little exercise and physical exertion, now would it? So let’s get right to it.

“Food – check. Accommodation – check. Scenery – check. Exercise – check Yes I think this could be the most perfect place to be in Lagos!” Thonia Adelaja on Montana Residence

History and Culture

First on our list and very dear to the heart of every Nigerian is the Kalakuta Museum. The late Fela Kuti’s residence. The locally made palm wine isn’t the only reason we love this place. There’s also the rich culture that takes you back to a different era in Nigerian political history. Visit this place to experience the life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti in his prime.

Number two is the Badagry Black Heritage Museum. A little nostalgia comes with this tourist spot as it holds a lot of memories of darker times in Nigerian history. But overall, it’s still a wonderful place to visit if you’re ever in the area. Definitely worth its salt.

Open Air R n R

For rest and relaxation, we’ll first go to the moist beach in Lekki area, beautifully designed and one of the cleanest and calmest beaches in Lagos state. Moist beach Lekki is a relaxation spot that would soothe fun seekers and the romantic couple alike. The food and drinks there are mouthwatering and the overall scenery is one for the books.

Next up, Atican beach is a private prestigious beach in Lekki Lagos. The perfect spot for private parties and out of the way quiet relaxation. The beach boasts restaurant with delicious seafood and drinks to wash it own smoothly. This is one beach you won’t be in a hurry to leave.

Fun and Games

For indoor fun and engaging games, there are a few recommendations. The first will have to be PlayZone at the Ikeja City Mall. While you might have to spend a pretty penny, the amount of fun you’ll have choosing from an endless number of indoor games will be well worth it. From arcade games to chess, scrabble, bowling and so much more, so don’t sweat the bank yet.

Another spot you absolutely have to visit for indoor games will be the Silverbird Galleria. This place boasts a variety of indoor games for kids and adults alike. There’s really no age limit to how much much can be had at the Silverbird Galleria. So if you’re looking for family fun, fun with friends and just a place to unwind, this is the place to be.

Outdoor Activities

The two most popular spots for outdoor activities are GET Arena and Hi-Impact Planet. And they are for the thrill seekers looking to get some physical action and a lot of adrenaline pumping through their veins.

GET Arena has the best go-karts in Lagos and a race track that makes you itch to get down and dirty with all the activities. It’s a fun experience for young adults but also has safe fun activities and go-kart activities for kids to enjoy as well. So the entire family gets to have all the fun they can handle and no one gets left out.

Hi-Impact Planet is located on the outskirts of Lagos state toward the Shagamu area of Ogun State and offers a wide range of fun, refreshing and blood pumping outdoor activities. Their roller coaster ride is easily the scariest and most exciting of all the activities there and is a must try.

So there you have it, our favourite tourist spots in Lagos. Book a stay with us and get expert recommendations on where to relax and unwind even closer to the hotel.

5 Tips To Help You Blend Into Lagos Living

Being in a new place with little or no understanding of their culture or belief can be daunting.

Human beings are generally faced with a constant need to adapt and blend in with their environment. If you find yourself in Lagos state, Nigeria, blending in can be the difference between living an isolated existence and making new friends and meeting new people.

Blending into an environment has certain advantages. It allows for a closer look at the local culture of a place; an experience that might not be possible for complete outsiders, and also gives a measure of safety in places where standing out as a makes you an easy prey for pick-pocketing and other crimes.

Many times, frequent travelers find themselves in uncomfortable positions where they stand out by the colour of their skin or the difference in their accent. If you are looking to find tips on how to blend in to Lagos living we have some important ones for you.

1. Mimic the locals

The ability to mimic is innate in every human as it remains a major tool for socialization. Babies learn to make gestures and talk by mimicking the people around them, likewise, adults who travel can discretely study their environments and then try to copy the locals in order to win their trust.

In a bid to learn new ways, engage the locals in talks, ask for their advice on where to go, what to see or what to do in that particular city or local. In the end, you will become more like the people you associate with.

2. Be open minded

Be open to exploring new cultures, beliefs and ideologies. This doesn’t just make you easy to mingle with, but makes you a better person altogether. Watch the lifestyle and culture of the people around you, adopt their slangs and lingua and try to just live in the moment.

BMKBD4 African boys and western foreigner hanging out and smiling for the camera, playing and clowning around on the beach.

3. Let your voice blend in with the crowd

People from certain areas speak languages with very strong accents and generally speak louder than others who are from areas where the accents are soft and do not stress their pronunciations.

Your best bet is to observe your surrounding, listening to the pitch of the language used and adapt. If you cannot figure out if yours is high or not, just stick with speaking half as high as you would on a normal day to avoid undue attention.

4. Never leave your smile at home

Always put on a happy face! A smile tells people you’e open to help and be helped and you’re easy to appraoch and start up a conversation with. Even when there are language barriers, a smile can send a message of endearment to people. This automatically makes it easier for you to fit in with the Lagos crowd.

5. Avoid standing out too much

This is easily achieved by dressing to match the locals. Although the mode of dressing in most metropolitan cities around the world is relatively the same. There are still a few differences or adjustments to be made

For instance a woman in Saudi Arabia who isn’t wearing the hijab stands out no matter where she goes. When visiting any destination, research the area, find out what they wear and pack accordingly as dressing like the locals is your best bet at blending in. If you do not own the kind of clothing required, carry your credit card with you to make purchases the minute you get into the destination.

What To Pack For The Ideal Vacation: A Travelers Guide

No matter the length of the trip — be it a weekend beach getaway or a three-week Himalayan trek — you’ll need to pack a bag, and you’ll want to pack it right.

There’s a lot to consider when determining what to bring: the type and length of your trip, your itinerary, the weather, the size of your luggage, and any weight limits imposed by your mode of transportation. And with so many factors at play, it’s easy to overpack or underpack, especially if you’ve waited until the last minute.

Here are a few tips to help you pack smarter;

  • Pack light to travel light. If you can manage with a carry-on, do it. Try taking half of the things you need and twice the money. You can make buying a few new items a fun part of the adventure.

“The food, the scenery, the service. This place sets a standard for every other place in the world.”Abena Frimpong, Ghana.

  • Bag it. Kitchen sandwich bags can be used to hold your accessories, vacuum pack bags can be space savers, and trash bags have multiple uses (laundry bag, shoe covers).
  • Keep a sarong or pashmina in your carry-on. They can be used as a blanket on the plane, a scarf if it’s cold or a shawl on an evening out.
  • Create compartments. Two words: packing cube. If you are visiting more than one city during your trip, packing cubes will keep your suitcase organized and save you from having to pack and unpack.
  • Bring a multi-socket extension cord. Although newer hotels have USB ports in rooms, it’s best to have an extra outlet to charge all of your electronics at once.
  • Share your packing space. Traveling as a couple? Split your clothes between two suitcases on the off chance one of them gets lost during the flight.

And there you have it, easy packing tips that anyone can stick to. Book a room in our hotel if you’re staying close by and let’s give you an unforgetable experience.

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