This might sound cliche yet anything and everything happens in Lagos. Living in Lagos has it’s pros and cons yet when it comes to having fun this city of mine has got just the right places.
Your girl finally made it to this space of hers. I hope we had a great week as it seems everyone is getting in the holiday mood. Slowly but surely eh?
Last weekend, I finally had the chance to visit the Lekki Conservation Centre with two awesome friends. Rather than dedicate a whole article to this trip I chose to create a VLOG and equally write about the places I’ll love to visit in my city. GENIUS right?! iKid!
Anyway, I’ve lived in this city all my life yet I’m ashamed to say I haven’t taken time to explore. Now that I’m semi-independent and can make certain decisions on my own I’m willing to take the opportunity to be a tourist in my city.
It’s 36 days till 2018 and I pretty much have no plans to visit anywhere at the moment (I’m open to invitations though).
So, here’s a list of places in Lagos I hope to visit come 2018!
- ALARA LAGOS
Alara Lagos situated in Victoria Island, Lagos is an African Inspired Concept Store dedicated to contemporary art, culture and luxury fashion goods. It also features NOK by Alara; a Pan-African restaurant that caters a wide variety of African and Contemporary cuisines.
The highlight of ALARA (in my opinion) is definitely the architecture and its ambience. One cannot stop falling in love with the orange geometric walls that keep popping on our Instagram pages. This place is quite pricey for a girl like me who’s legit living on a budget. But the LORD always comes through for his children right?
- TARKWA BAY
Tarkwa Bay is actually a beach in case you didn’t get the memo. I’ve been to several beaches so what’s the hype? Well, this beach is located some kilometres away from the ever busy Lagos Island. Hence, it is only accessible by a 15-minute boat ride. Thrilling right?! I’ve never taken a boat ride so I’ll love to check that off my bucket list.
- GET ARENA
Anytime, Get Arena comes to mind the first thing I think of is Go-Karting. On asking my best friend (Hey! Google) I found out that this place has it all. According to their website they have a “… an excellent Bar and Grill, a Lounge, Games arcade and the one and only state of the art GoKart rack which surrounds the complex”.
With all the aforementioned, I definitely want to visit this place.
- NIKE ART GALLERY
As the name implies, this is an art gallery. It’s not just any art gallery as this one aims to promote the rich Nigerian culture through arts and crafts of course. There are 3 other Nike Art Gallery in Osun, Kogi and Abuja.
Although I had my National Youth Service in Osun state I didn’t get the chance to visit the art gallery in Osogbo. So, I’m definitely visiting the one in Lekki, Lagos.
- ONIRU PRIVATE BEACH
Lagos is home to a ton of beaches (NO PUN INTENDED) as it’s practically surrounded by water. Yet what makes Oniru beach different? Well, for starters the word PRIVATE. The beach located on Victoria Island is one of the cleanest beaches in Lagos. You might also bump into a celebrity at this beach. I’m just telling you what I heard.
Anyway, it’s totally on my list.
That’s it, guys! The Top 5 places I’ll love to visit in Lagos come 2018.
Live in Lagos? Have you visited any of these places??
If yes! What was your experience? Which other places would you recommend I visit?
I hope to document each trip as I visit these places.
P.S – It might seem like all the fun places is on the Island, but we Mainland people have fun places too ooo! I just might do a “5 FUN PLACES TO VISIT ON THE MAINLAND” post.
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Till next time,