Top 5 Things to Do in Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria is a beautiful country with a lot of fun to offer travelers. You will need both a valid passport and travel visa for entry to the country. Tripadvisor has put together some of the best things to do in Lagos when you visit.
- Nike Art Center
This is not only an outstanding art gallery but also a textile museum, run by Nike herself. The gallery is open 7 days a week often holding art exhibitions, workshops and cultural days. If you’re feeling creative you can take an art course with Nike or go on one of her week-long retreats outside of Lagos in Osun state (Osogbo), Kogi state (Ogidi) and Abuja, all of which you can visit with ‘Nike Tours’. The tours offer overnight accommodation at her guesthouses and partake in creating traditional African crafts such as adire, batik, indigo, beadwork, painting, or carving.
- The Lekki Conservation Centre is a great way to spend the day bird watching, exploring dense jungle areas, taking in the mangrove forests, and viewing aquatic fauna in a natural habitat setting.
- Lekki Market
Get your shop on at this market where you can find a huge number of bargains. There are paintings, jewelry, fabrics, and more. The key to buying in this marketplace is to haggle and bargain on everything.
- Ikeja City Mall
This is an indoor collector of shops, grocery store, mobile phone kiosks, and movies. It is a great way to spend an afternoon with the family and a good place to go when the weather is too hot or rainy to explore Lagos outdoors.
- Freedom Park
A trek through this oasis nestled in Lagos will give you a cultural narrative and historical context that will clue you into the richness and diversity of Nigerian Culture. It is an artistic nirvana from modern to traditional outdoor sculptures. Take a stroll or grab a bite and take in the sites. It’s also a well-known music venue and if you are there at the right time you can catch a show.