Lagos is a fun and beautiful place bubbling with activity. There are a million and one places to visit and hang out during the weekends. And no, we are not talking just malls. Lagos contains art galleries, parks and play arenas that you can visit with your spouse.
So if you are looking for fun places you and your spouse can visit this weekend, keep reading. Here are 5 fun hangout spots to visit with your spouse on Lagos Island.
1. Nike Art Gallery
Nike Art Centre, Lagos, is one of Nigeria’s hidden treasures. Located in Lekki, Lagos, the four-story building compromises of an art gallery and textile museum featuring over 7,000 pieces, and soon to have Coffee shop. The Centre has a diverse collection of art by a multitude of artists, celebrating Nigeria’s talent, offering visitors an insight into all cultures of Nigeria through the medium of art.
It can take up to a full day to discover all the Nike Art Centre has to offer. Fortunately, 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. Nike Art Centre is an impressive gallery and a must for art lovers.
2. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
3. Lekki Conservative Centre
The LCC’s 401-metre long canopy walkway is a scenic attraction reputed to be the longest canopy walkway in Africa. It is an engineering feat and an amazing suspended swinging bridge walkway through the mosaic of vegetation types characterizing the LCC Nature Park.
The family park is a world-class picnic haven and offers nature walks, picnic & sporting facilities. It also has exciting features such as; Tree house, nature station, bird hide, swamp look-out station, rotunda, 96-seater gazebos, floor games (Ludo, Snake and Ladder, Draught, Chess and Street Tennis), Koi & Tilapia ponds, beach volleyball courts & spectators’ pavilion, barbecue joints, jungle gym facilities (Zip Lines, monkey bars, etc)
4. Tarkwa Bay Lagos Beach
With a splendid beach to boast of, Tarkwa bay resort is a perfect place to relax and have fun. Treat yourself and entourage to a fresh fish barbeque, all you have to do is to spot a fisherman returning from the Ocean, buy as many as you want, which will immediately be processed into a barbeque.
If you are fascinated by ships, a fun thing to do is to take a walk along the beach coast to view massive cargo ships and several other smaller ones passing by. Also, there are some rusty wrecked ships which are very good for photography. About 30 minutes walk from the beach is the 110-year old Lagos harbor lighthouse located at a nearby beach called Lighthouse beach.
Round up your visit to Tarkwa bay with another boat trip back to Lagos Island and relish the view of Lagos and expansive ocean.
Tarkwa Bay is an island and so the only way to get there is by boat. A boat ride from the CMS Bus-Stop is N1,500
5. GET Arena
GET Arena is a great hang out destination. Activities at the arena run from Tuesday to Sunday but most fun seekers visit it on Saturday and Sunday.
Enjoy 12 laps of pure fun and adrenaline at the only course that currently offers Go Kart in Lagos. The GET Restaurant offers beautifully prepared meals. You can have the best burgers in Lagos after you’ve enjoyed your joy-ride. The restaurant also offers drinks, pizzas, and other intercontinental delicacies.