Lagos is a metropolitan city with lots of interesting sights to behold. Below are 18 spots to hangout in Lagos, Nigeria.

1. Freedom Park

Freedom Park is a memorial and leisure park area in the middle of downtown Lagos. Built on a road that was formerly the broad street prison, it has now evolved into a leisure park where people organize shows and concerts. The park was constructed to preserve the history and cultural heritage of Nigerians as seen in its strategically placed monumental figures. It’s definitely one of the spots to visit in Lagos.

2. Beaches

There are a lot of beaches to go to in Lagos: Eleko Beach, Kuramo Beach, Oniru Private Beach, Elegushi Beach, Atican Beach, the list is almost endless. Get your swimsuits ready and head on to any of these beaches. You will need to keep to the edge of the waters as the waves can be brutal and there are no solid safety measures in place. However, it’s still a great place to hang out with friends and even host parties.

3. Ikeja Shopping mall

This is the busiest relaxation spot in Ikeja and arguably, Lagos. It’s your best option for shopping, entertainment, and leisure, all in one place! It has a variety of restaurants, a cinema, a bookstore, clothing stores, bars, banks, hair salons and makeup studios. Located at Alausa, this mall is a one-stop location for your needs. Is it one of the fun spots in Lagos? A visit will convince you, as visiting the mall would give you the opportunity to see a movie, do some shopping and enjoy great cuisines.

4. Jazz Hole

An offspring of Glendora books, the Jazz hole is one of the amazing spots in Lagos. It is located at Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. It is a place where literature meets good music. There’s a plethora of African artwork in the hole to help create a relaxed atmosphere. It is known as one of the best cultural music shops in the country. It has a snack bar with great coffee and yummy sandwiches among other snacks.

5. GET Arena

It is located directly opposite the Palms shopping mall. Go-karting is a typical example of a break from the norm and children will also attest to this while they enjoy it. They also have a bar and an arcade with a wall climbing section. Worried about what fun spots in Lagos to visit? The GET Arena would be an awesome choice.

6. Lekki Leisure Lake

Encourage your children to get active and engage their muscles by jumping on the quad bikes. They can also get on the Jet Ski with a guide. This place is equally enjoyable for adults. There are benches and chairs to sit on while enjoying food at the lakeside. Lekki Leisure Lake is a great place to visit on weekends and holidays.

7. Fun turf

From its name, it’s a fun park for children and adults. There are a host of exciting activities like football, basketball and it is in general, a great place to hang out during the weekends or holidays when the kids are around. There is also a fun shop in the building to purchase sportswear and equipment.

8. Funtopia

This is another amazing place designed to gain the interest of children. Even adults also get an opportunity to release the inner children in them. It’s a recreational park where families can come to do three things –have fun, have fun, and have more fun. There is a wide array of exciting activities to choose from such as swimming, games, bouncy castles, exhibitions and much more.

9. The Palms Shopping Mall

The Palms Shopping Mall is situated in the Lekki Peninsula of Lagos, Nigeria. It has a cinema and a diverse number of shopping stores which visitors usually shop from. For your number one shopping experience and window shopping, visit the Palms.

10. Banana Island

This is an artificial island off the foreshore of Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. It is renowned for its exceptional architectural grandeur, intricate designs and creative composition of structures It’s also home to some of Nigeria’s elite. How about a trip to ‘The Nigerian Beverly hills’?

11. Badagry

Badagry is a small town located between Lagos and the Seme border and is now renowned for its slave trade museum. Many Nigerian schools bring their students to the Badagry museum mainly to learn about the slave trade era. The museum features relics like slave chains and other items used for exchange between the colonists and African leaders. You’ll get to see the first high rise building in Nigeria. You will also get to cross the lagoon in order to begin ‘the journey of no return’ but not to worry, it’s named that in honor of slaves who made the journey to foreign countries and never returned home. Badagry town binds fun with historical knowledge and with their rather interesting guide, you can be sure to have a fun-filled day!

12. Jhalobia Recreation Park and Gardens

The Jhalobia Recreation Park and Gardens is located along Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Lagos and it has made our list of the top 35 spots to visit in Lagos. It is one place that is yet to be discovered by many. Its ambiance and versatile display of horticulture are what sets it apart. The 2- acre park features ponds, waterfalls, fountains and even a play corner for kids. If you love nature-flowers specifically, then this place is a must-see. It’s also a suitable venue for outdoor weddings, engagements, picnics, etc.

13. Silverbird Galleria

Visit Silverbird Galleria to see a movie. There are also a host of shops there to shop at and nice restaurants to satisfy your food cravings.

14. Kalakuta Museum

Kalakuta Republic was the name of the place where Fela, alongside his band and family members lived. On February 18, 1977, the house was attacked by military officials and burned down. Now, it has been turned into a museum to honor Fela and his impact on Nigeria and the world at large. Kalakuta Museum is a place for people who want an insight into the world of Fela and one of the top spots to visit in Lagos.

15. Rele Art Gallery

Rele Art Gallery is located at Onikan, Lagos. Opened in 2010, it is a gallery that delights itself in showcasing artworks of young contemporary artists with unconventional arts exhibitions.

16. Tafawa Balewa Square

The 14.5-hectare (35.8-acre) ceremonial ground is located at Onikan, Lagos, and is popularly referred to as ‘TBS’ is one of the top spots to visit in Lagos. This square is particularly significant as this was where Nigeria’s independence celebration took place. It has served as host locations for big events in Lagos including a gospel show called the experience, the Lagos Carnival, Lagos International Trade Fair, and more.

17. The Soul Lounge

The Soul Lounge is a cool and in-vogue place and one of the top spots to visit in Lagos. Located within The Palms Shopping Mall, the lounge offers food and drinks in a revitalizing environment. They have special Thank-God-It’s-Friday packages every Friday and it’s open daily until 3.30 am.

18. Epe Resort and Spa

Epe Resort and Spa is an exquisite Spa where you can experience great services from body care professionals and beauticians. Their services include body massage, pedicure, manicure, and skin treatment. It is the perfect spot to get pampered, calm your nerves, and revitalize your body after a long trip or a stressful week.

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