5 Fun Places to Explore in Lagos

fun places in Lagos
Lekki Conservation Centre canopy walk. © Rakesh Misra

No matter the season in Lagos, people want to go outside, soak up the sun, and take in the fresh air. Lagos city is alive with vibrant culture and fun places just waiting to be explored. No matter what you’re in the mood for, there is something for everyone to do.

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Elegushi Beach

Elegushi Beach Lagos
The Elegushi Royal Beach. © Uday Deshmukh

Hit the Elegushi beach for a great experience with my friends and family. Simply enjoying the beaches is one of the top things both locals and tourists like to do in Lagos. This private beach in Lekki, Lagos state is owned by the Elegushi royal family. Clean beach sand interspersed with palm trees against the gentle lapping sea can be the very definition of a paradise. Elegushi features one of Africa’s most romantic sunset. Nice and fun beach, but too busy on weekends and public holidays.

Address: Rd 3, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki, Nigeria

Freedom Park

This is a memorial and leisure park situated in downtown Lagos, born out of the ruins of Her Majesty’s Broad Street Prisons. A fun space designed by the architect Theo Lawson, the park was created to preserve the history and cultural heritage of the country. One of the landmarks and cultural centres in Lagos, you’re guaranteed to find a spot in the sun in Freedom Park. Whether you opt for picnicking on one of the lawns, trail or indulge in the exhibitions, you’ll sure to find escapism from the busy city streets within the Freedom Park grounds. With plenty to explore, you could make an entire day out exploring this park.

Address: Broad St, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Kalakuta Republic Museum

Kalakuta Museum Lagos
Portraits of Fela Kuti at the Kalakuta Museum. © Daniel Helton

This is former house to the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre. The venue has now been transformed into a fascinating museum with everything intact from Fela’s bedroom to his adorned iconic underwear. With the afrobeats going global, the Kalakuta museum is a must visit to learn more about Felathe King of Afrobeats