As a young teenager in boarding school, I always got really excited about May ‘cos of its public holidays and many of my school mates had their birthdays in that month so it was a flexing month for me. Fast forward to 2017, I am excited about public holidays ‘cos its my day off work and school and I can relax and have fun while I am at it
As a Lagos babe! , public holiday to me means chilling and day out with family/friends. In my next post, I’ll be sharing with you awesome things to do on a public holiday.Over to the list of awesome places to visit on a public holiday.
if you haven’t heard about this place, where have you been? Takwar bay is a tourist attraction in Lagos, a peacful and clean beach getaway location. One of the unique things about Takwar bay is you have to take a boat ride to get there. In my opinion that is where the fun begins. It is on my list of places to visit this year though.
COCONUT BEACH, BADAGRY
Public holidays are about relaxing and chilling. The reason why I chose this beach and Takwar bay is the unique and peaceful feel of these locations. As a young child I visited the coconut beach and it was amazing. Badagry is at the border of Lagos, so you’ll have to plan a trip to Badagry but trust me when I say it is worth it. While you are out there buy their cheap pineapples too and if you can get your hair braided, they are amazing with braids.
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
As a country and as a people we have rich cultural heritage and history. Take out time to visit the museum, appreciate beautiful art and connect with it. A lot of us are consumed by social media that we don’t know our history. Plan a trip with your friends to the National Museum and find inspiration.
: Have you ever been in a place and your soul, spirit body and soul felt at peace? If the answer is no then you need to visit this place. After the struggle, hustle and bustle of crazy Lagos especially for people like me that shuffle danfo buses, whispering palms is a unique place to relax and appreciate the scenery of Lagos like never before.
SHAUNZ BAR AND LOUNGE
The reason why this is on the list is ‘cos of their karaoke bar. Time out with your friends just got better. The cool thing about karaoke is while you are singing and having the time of your life, your friends will either laugh at your for sounding so bad or sing with you for doing so well. Its the only time you can sound terrible as a singer and people will give you a standing ovation. Have fun at Shaunz Bar and live life!
ADA’S PANCAKE HUB
The colourful vibrant and open space makes you relax and appreciate life a little bit more. Pancake hub connects you with nature and shows you the peaceful side of Lagos. It is located in a very serene area in Jibow, Yaba and is amazing for reading and finding inspiration. Don’t even get me started with the food and quality customer service.
Lufasi park is an awesome forest reserve located in Lagos. Its a conservation initiative in partnership with the Lagos state government that connects you to nature. Animals here are allowed to move around freely and you as a visitor can see them. If you are a family person then Lufasi park is definitely for you as they have play grounds for children.Check out their website –http://www.lufasi.com/
Lekki conservation is a nature park with so much potentials. It prides it self for having the longest canopy walk in African and this is something to look out for .It features nature walks,tree house, animals on sight among many more things. It is calm and serene place for the perfect nature get-way/escape.
LEKKI LEASURE LAKE
you have to visit this this place at least once in your lifetime. Its a home of freedom.fun and optimum pleasure. Lekki Leasure Lake features activities like Jet ski, Quad bike, Pedal boats and lots more. For more details check out their website-http://www.lekkileisurelake.com/
This venue is a lovely haven for art lovers, both young and old. Founded by , the Nike Art Gallery showcases thousands of painting, textile designs and other artworks. It also has nice café and lounge area for visitors to relax after the tour.
Check out their website: http://www.nikeart.com/