Abuja, one of Nigeria’s most engaging cities visitors will have a great time here if they know the right places to go. There are lots of interesting places to explore in Abuja and the city is calm and beautiful as well. Find out fun places you can visit on your next trip to Abuja.
Visit Millennium Park
Are you in the Maitama district of Abuja? Do you like picnics and outdoor fun?
If Yes, then visit Millenium park. Pack your speakers, small chops, drinks and mats/cloths for a day out at the impeccably groomed Park for an extraordinary picnic; And the best part? Entrance is absolutely free.
Hang out at Magicland Amusement Park
Formerly referred to as Wonderland park, the Magicland amusement park is a place to go to with family and friends for a great time. Think Restaurants, leisure gardens, games and rides for various ages, all in one place. It guarantees a fun day for kids and adults all at once. For all this fun and security, you pay a gate fee of N300 only and the park is always open to the public.
Take a boat ride at the Jabi Lake Park
The closest thing to a beach experience in Abuja, the Jabi lake park is the perfect spot, whether you’re looking to take rides on boats, take your kids out for a fun family day or simply sit in the shade with your favourite book. If you’re usually laid back, you can test the waters with this amazing recreational spot by embarking on your own little adventure; partake in one of the frequent dancing competitions or ride one of the well-groomed horses. No matter what type of person you are, Jabi lake park is perfect for you.
National Children’s Park and Zoo
The National Children’s Park and Zoo are located in the Asokoro district of Abuja. There are a couple of interesting animals to see, a lot of space and fun activities for children. Adults who admire animals may also consider it a great option. The park opens daily at 9 am and closes at 6 pm.
Visit Eagle square
If you’re one for national history then Eagle Square is certainly for you. It was constructed in 1999 to serve as the platform for the official take-off of the 4th Republic of the Federation of Nigeria and has since been the venue for Swearing-in ceremonies, political rallies/programmes, religious crusades/rallies, and event musical concerts and shows. It has a huge car park that can hold at least 500 vehicles.
Lounge at Sueno
Art, serenity, good food, amazing music, drinks at the bar, Karaoke and a live band? Sueno at Wuse II is the place to visit. Drink the bar dry on Wednesdays and enjoy the live band on Thursdays. The bar and lounge areas have an artsy warm theme and you’ll surely have a good time
If you are a movie enthusiast who loves the big screen accompanied with popcorn and a drink, then Silverbird Cinemas at the Jabi lake mall is the place to go. It’s a fun place to hang out with friends on weekends and even weekdays after work.
Abuja has lots of nice Cafés like Salamander Café, Café de vie, Cube Café, Café 24 and several others. It would be a nice idea to go round and check them out. You’ll be surprised you just might find your favourite place on earth.
Take a picture beside the city gate
How else will you prove to your friends that you’ve visited the metropolitan city of Abuja than to take a picture beside the mighty city gate?
IBB Golf Course
The course has 18 beautiful holes (long front 9 and challenging back 9). The ambience of this golf course is spectacular. There’s great food combined with affordable drinks and you could sit on the terrace for hours with friends without any disturbances. It’s also a great place to meet people. There are two tennis courts, great caddies and golf pros, all in a really nice atmosphere.
Hit the Club
Nightlife is amazing with top clubs such as The Bank at Debras hotel in Wuse II, crave Cubana and Aramis. say Hello to enjoyable, spacious and safe club spaces with amazing DJs.
The Dome (on airport road)guarantees an exceptional experience through bowling. With pool tables, video games, several restaurants and bowling alleys, this place is a nice time out and a great way to do something unusual and exciting. Plus, there isn’t any quite like it in Africa!
The Hilton pool, gym, and Fulani Bar
The Hilton hotel is one of the largest in Africa with about 670 rooms. It has both a standard pool and kiddies pool. The hotel has a gym, squash courts, tennis, and volleyball. The Fulani bar has passable food and poolside service, a festive atmosphere and is perfect to visit on Sunday evenings.
Visit Aso Rock
The Aso Rock is a 400-metre (1,300 ft) monolith. It is the largest and tallest rock in the city. It is Abuja’s most noticeable feature as it can be seen from many areas of the city.
Love to shop? Then you’re in luck because Abuja boasts of some of the most luxurious shopping malls and centres from Banex plaza to Jabi lake mall and Grand square. If you’ve got cash to spare, you can get yourself anything from souvenirs to designer clothes. Remember, if all else fails, Go shopping.
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