10 Things to Do in Lagos Nigeria: A Vacation Guide

Lagos is a beautiful city if the truth must be told. The city is over 200 years old and it has grown in leaps and bounds over the years in terms of civilization. Today, Lagos has grown to the point of being able to compete with other great cities across the globe.

Despite obvious factors militating against its growth, the city is still a force to reckon with across the globe.

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Lagos is not just about hustle and bustle; it is also a great place to go on vacation. Aside counting the number of bridges and the number of storey buildings, there are numerous places to visit and things to do in Lagos, Nigeria on vacation.

This write up is designed to  show you several great places you can visit on your next trip to this megacity. You will find the Lagos-vacation ideas presented in this write up to be the best you have ever come by anywhere else.

Nike art gallery

It is located at No 2. Elegushi Road, 3rd Roundabout, Epe Expressway, Ikate Cross Road, Lekki Peninsula Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria.  This gallery will prove to be among the best you have seen across the globe.

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It is one of the most famous art galleries around. If you want to go down memory lane in the Nigerian and West African art and culture, this is the best place to catch up on those good old days.   The place is lovely and the curators are friendly.

Lekki Conservation Center

It is the home of nature and wildlife and you are sure to come by a number of rare animal and plant species. It is located at Km 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, Nigeria.

The place is simply wonderful and you will not mind visiting again and again. It is lovely and gives you a breathing space away from the madness that goes around in the Lekki Peninsula.

Freedom Park Lagos

This is one historic site you will fall in love with. They are opened from 11 am till 11pm every day. It is located on Old Prison Ground Broad Street, Lagos, Nigeria.  A visit to this place will prove to be a great experience.

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The night life is simply beautiful the environment is highly entertaining too. The meals are tasty and homey. The refreshments are in varieties and there is always something for everyone.

Lekki Market

It is located at Oba Elegushi Street, Off Lekki-Epe Expressway. It is sandwiched between 4th and 5th Roundabout along the road.  The market is splendid indeed.  It may be a little bit stressful, but every effort worth it.

The handmade crafts are sure to make your day. If you are visiting Lagos for a short stay and you are about going back, this is the perfect place to buy presents and souvenirs for yourself and everyone back at home.


Ikeja City Mall

No better place to go shopping than this. It is located at Obafemi Awolowo Way, Lagos, Nigeria.  Shopping experience here is wonderful. It is centrally located and there are lots of parking spaces. The stores here also offer varieties of products to your shopping pleasure.

The first one hour of parking is free, but you will have to pay if your car stays in the parking space beyond one hour. You will love this one better than any store in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is not too far from the airport hotel too.

The Cathedral Church of Christ

You will find this to be one of the most beautiful and impressive religious sites across the globe. The building is imposing and exciting to behold. It has an aura of sacredness about it like none other. The cathedral is located on 29 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria. Beautiful is an understatement when describing this building.


The architecture is awesome to say the least. It is popularly called CMS Cathedral Lagos Island by the locals. It you are looking for a beautifully complicated structure, this is the exact edifice to look out for.

Elegushi Beach

This is one of the most visited beaches in Lagos Nigeria. It is located at Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. The beach is a natural beauty.  A visit to the beach will prove exciting. The beach is rather busy due to the multitude visiting the place almost on daily basis. Weekends are the busiest periods on this wonderful beach, a special gift of nature to earthlings.

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If you are looking for a way to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life depicted by Lagos, then it is high time you paid this beach a visit

Synagogue Church of All Nations

The church is located at No. 1 Segun-Irefin Street, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria.  The church is so beautiful in its architectural design that one visitor called it “the second best place to be on earth”.

The architectural design is out of this world.  It is huge and gigantic. The decoration is imposing, both in the interior and exterior of the building.

Mega Plaza Century 21 Malls

It is located at 14, Idowu Martins Street, Lagos, Nigeria. No better way to get your shopping done other than here.  The shops are beautiful and well arranged. There are great restaurants too to satisfy your hunger for good home cook.

No better place to stuff yourself with delicious Shawarma and Suya. The Suya is hot and tasty.  Sitting arrangement is top of the line too and the whole environment is highly hygienic.

The foods and drinks are of different types and there is always something for everyone. If you have got taste buds desiring to be satisfied, then this is the perfect place to visit for pleasurable satiation.

Kalakuta Republic Museum

This is one of the best specialty museums around the globe. It is located on 8, Gbemisola Street, Lagos, Nigeria. Amazing is an understatement when describing this place. It takes your mind back to the good old days when Fela Anikulapo Kuti held sway in the music industry.


If you are one of the numerous fans of this late music legend, then your time in Lagos is not complete without a visit to his “Shrine”.  You are sure to have an amazing time here.  Do not limit yourself to listening to his music at home; pay a visit to the home of Fela Anikulapo Kuti today!

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