Lagos State is up there as the most important state in the country. It also has the largest economy, and attracts the most tourists. Situated in the southwestern corner of the country, this little state is anything but when you’re looking for things to do or places to go. You will be spoilt for choice of things to do in Lagos.Dating in Lagos has long been in repute for being complicated, but we can make the dating process very easy for you especially when you meet that special someone. Lagos is awash with several locations, spots and places where you could go and have a lot of fun if you’re looking to take someone on a date, be it a business date or a romantic one. Lagos is small London. It is a place where you can get to rub shoulders with the high and mighty in the society. If you want to visit Nigeria, try to visit Lagos. Here are the fabulous places to go on a date in Lagos; you will have no trouble professing your love to that special someone when you visit any of these locations:
Wave back at the three elders.
Well, if your entry point into Lagos is via Berger, you may already have seen this statue of the famous three elders conspicuously placed on the side of the road. This is one of the more famous landmarks in Lagos – three elders embodying the rich culture of Lagos and bidding you welcome as you proceed into the city.
Freedom Park is located on Broad Street on Lagos Island, just a few metres away from the General Hospital, Lagos and the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital. It was a former colonial prison built by the British in 1885 whose use was converted to a recreational park and museum. The former Records Office is now a museum, the old cell block is now a food court, while the place that was once used for hangings is now an open-air stage.
Rhapsody’s has a gorgeous ambience. Located in Ikeja City Mall in Alausa, Ikeja, the restaurant is known for its romantic settings, a perfect place for a date. You are going to enjoy a lovely afternoon or evening with their overall fine food and service. Instead of settling for a fruit juice, you can woo your crush with a exquisite wine from their vast wine list. If you love seafood, you will certainly enjoy your date. Experience signature dishes designed and created by chefs. Rhapsody offers a natural ambience which is lively yet effortless, simple yet delicious, stylish yet relaxed. Elegant decor and an extensive array of superior wines form part of the perfect backdrop for superb culinary flair. You can also enjoy the freshness of the environment. Visit: Rhapsody’s
Bheerhugz is a perfect place for a romantic date. Located in Ikeja City Mall, it is a spot for all kinds of minds and personalities with lots of activities for the quiet and the loud. It’s a spot that music and sports lovers will cherish; karaoke here is impeccable. They are also known for their wide variety of drinks. In a finely dim, romantic scenery, you’ll enjoy their red hugz menu – chicken, fish and goat red hugz. The ‘Pork chops’ is a favourite, don’t leave without trying it. Visit: Bheerhugz
Photo by Chubb Okobah of Chubb Photography | Source: Jaguda.com If your crush is a culture enthusiast, Taruwa is the best place for a date. Awe your crush with your cultural and poetic insight at this location. Located in Falomo, Ikoyi, it’s a beautiful arena where music and poetry speak volumes. Also it’s a place for all forms of dance and performing arts. Never a dull moment in Taruwa! Visit: Taruwa
Photo Source: Dasiko.com Ember Creek has such an amazing vibe and ambiance for friends hangout and romantic dates.Located on the coastal shores of Ikoyi with a wonderful panoramic view of the waterfront terrace, it’s a resort that has so much to offer in terms of the terrain, food, drinks and other acts. It has such a great place to visit with your special someone. Visit: Ember Creek
Photo Source: Suregift.com This is a place where you get all sorts of ice cream. It’s not just known for ice cream but the aura that this place provides and the welcome is extraordinary and perfect for dates. Melting point is located in the Ikeja City Mall. After all, it is said that everybody loves ice cream. Be adventurous and go for the Gelato Smoothie, it is incredibly delicious. Visit: Melting Moments
Photo Source: The Place on Facebook Located on the island in Lekki phase 1, The Place is far from the cacophony of Lagos and a drive away from the waterfront. Varieties speak; food, drinks and all sorts of refreshment. The tempo is calm and music here speaks to your soul. Perfect for a date, particularly when you’re looking to really have some “alone” time with that special someone.
Photo Source: Beyondurwalls.com The lights and interior are perfectly crafted and designed to welcome you with arm’s wide open. Known for the grilled meat and cocktails of all kind, Barcelos is a place with a touch of class for those who are looking to impress their dates. Delicious food and a cozy ambiance makes for an ideal date night and that’s what Barcelos offers. Visit: Barcelos See Festac Town This town was built for participants of the festival of arts and culture in 1977. The place has a rich cultural heritage and makes for a good sight to see for people looking to explore Lagos.
Domino’s Pizza is everywhere in Lagos, either on the mainland or island. It’s a place where people frequent a lot not just for their tasty pizza but also for what comes in between – the vibes, which is lively yet cosy, making for a great place to enjoy a delicious pizza and even talk for hours. They are known for their interior design with colours that speaks to all personalities. Perfect for all kind of dates. Visit: Domino’s Pizza.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).
KFC has a lot of branches, scattered round Lagos with each located in strategic spots. Their distinctive shade of red speaks in silence, creating this aura of love and welcome. They are known for their delicious chicken drumsticks and chips. It’s also a great location for a great date. Visit: KFC Nigeria
Photo Source: Connectnigeria.com The Jazz Hole is ideal for jazz and soul music lovers. It also has the largest collection of books for book lovers. Explore this breathtaking cafe’s collection of vintage books, music record and art. Jazzhole is located off Awolowo way in Ikoyi, It’s not your after-day spot but if you are a lover of art, books and good music, it is a perfect place to go for a date. It’s quiet and calm for the reserved mind. Visit: Jazzhole SS Lounge.
Photo Source: SS Lounge on Facebook SS Lounge is located in Victoria Island in Lagos, it’s a beautiful sport’s bar and lounge. It’s a comfy environment for sports, food and drinks in all varieties. If a unique experience and setting is what you are looking for, this might just be it. It has a sheer ambience that makes it a super spot for a date.
Photo Source: Effiongeton Blog Located in Lekki, it’s a beautiful stop for a date as it offers a lot in terms of entertainment, foods and drinks. The architectural piece is perfectly crafted to suit customers of all class with both an indoor and outdoor lounge. The ambiance just right, not too casual and not too grand, with impressive service. It’s the perfect spot for a date. Visit: Xovar Lounge .
The Grillroom at Wheatbaker Hotel.
Photo Source: Afriscover Its interior design and craft is out of this world; beyond description. The grill room is known for the unique food (Sea Food). Each meal is a delicacy, each taste and pure delight. It’s a perfect spot that is soothing for a date. Visit: The Wheatbaker .
Cold Stone Creamery.
Photo Source: Hotels.ng Cold Stone Creamery is a hidden gem with a faithful following. Strictly known for their ice cream and shakes which comes in a wide array of choices. Enjoy tasty shakes with you date in this cosy environment. The ambience, service and reception are priceless. A place you’ll certainly pick for a date over and over again. Market Your trip to Lagos is incomplete without the thrilling excitement the crowds and bustle a Lagos market brings. Forget your online stores and malls and enter Oshodi, Jankara, Aswani, Yaba, Eko, Balogun markets, and others for exotic souvenirs.
Photo Source: Alalo If you enjoy plain dates where you can just kick back and relax with your crush over a delicious meal, Alola is an amazing choice. Located in a calm section of Ikeja, just a short drive away from Maryland’s traffic, Alalo is the perfect spot for a date while on a low budget. They serve uniquely prepared local dishes and the environment is very neat and comfy. There interior design is so African that you may feel you are in an art gallery. Visit: Alalo Foods.
The first time I heard this phrase, a guy made mention of the place. I pretended as if he has said nothing, but deep within me, I wanted to know where Tarkwa Bay was. So I googled it, According to Wikipedia Tarkwa Bay is an artificially sheltered beach located near the Lagos harbour. Due to its island status, it is only accessible by boat or water taxis. The beach, popular with swimmers and water sports enthusiasts, also has a welcoming resident community. The marina and Victoria Island. You can pick a ride from the Bonny Jetty which is just by the bridge after Bonny camp bus stop. This place is a military zone and has a parking lot. With a token fee of abouLagost N200, you are assured of the safety of your vehicle while on the island. Tarkwa bay has been existing since around the 1960s. So if you want to chill and have fun in an hide out that feels like a different world, go to Takwa Bay. The Palms.
The Palms in Lekki Lagos state gives a unique feel of fun, leisure and shopping.Have a taste of the ultimate shopping experience, complete with restaurants and a state-of-the-art cinema when you visit The Palms in Lekki. The complex is home to Shoprite, The Game, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas and other amazing brands. This means that you can add fun to everything you do there. While shopping, you can stop over at the Cinema. You can also get a cup of exotic ice cream in the same location. The fact that you can get most of your groceries at highly affordable prices and still have all the fun is beautiful. So if you have a lot of things to buy and you also want to have so much fun while shopping, the place to visit is the palms. Queen’s Park and Lounge Elegushi Queen’s Park and Lounge is located at the popular Elegushi Private Beach. Its uniqueness is derived from the fact that it is a family entertainment centre. It also hosts Children’s Concert on Children’s Day. So when you visit Elegushi beach, don’t forget to stop over at Queen’s Park.
Ikeja City Mall.
It is the biggest shopping mall In Lagos, and with over 100 stores trading in popular quality brands, shoppers are spoilt with several options. They also enjoy a diverse, comfortable, clean, safe and convenient experience including entertainment and leisure all under one roof! One of the first malls built in the country, it has shops like Mango, Mr. Price, Wrangler, Casabella, and Essenza. Also, there’s cheap food and drinks at Shoprite there. Radisson Blu Radisson Blu Anchorage hotel is a place to be on the Island. Even if it for an excursion or just the need to view a beautiful environment. The architectural design is very beautiful and the environment is welcoming for guests. This Lagos hotel’s lagoon home invites guests to experience a sophisticated stay in the city’s premier Victoria Island district. The hotel consists of 170 rooms and suites with comfortable features like Free high-speed wireless Internet and air conditioning. Guests can easily access the jetty from the on-site bar and enjoy gorgeous views while dining at the on-site restaurants. Fitness and event facilities are also available. Fahrenheit Dine In, Nightlife. Enjoy intercontinental cuisine, have fun at Fahrenheit at Adetokunbo street Victoria Island Lagos. This hotel features, Bar & Lounge Outdoor Seating, POS, Rooftop, and it is great for groups. It is also a cool hang out place for two lovers. The luxury of the environment will definitely thrill you. This is a fun place to experience class at its peak. Vapors Vapors is a bar and a lounge located on Samuel Manuwa Street close to 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos. The building has also been recently reconstructed to serve customers in a more convenient and spacious environment. The re-branding, according to management, has been effected for Vapors night club to offer a captivating time for customers in the nightlife space. Mr Chang Are you are bored of everything regular? Try out one of the best Chinese restaurants in Lagos. Mr Chang Chinese Cuisine is a Chinese restaurant is one of the best in offering the Chinese dish, Dessert. It offers cheap and cheerful tasty meals and excellent services. A perfect place to take lunch, their food is fresh and high standards. It’s a new trendy with favourite oriental dishes and the people spare the money to eat a variety of dishes and other items as it costs less. It maintains its recipe to attract the people and in service aspect. If you want to have a feel of a special irregular meal, Mr Chang is a place to have a taste. Four Points by Sheraton Four Points by Sheraton is a stunning top-class hotel – a great base for exploring and enjoying the gorgeous Lagos Island, famed for its sprawling beaches and diverse tourist attractions. The hotel provides a hassle-free stay in a traditional comfy room – 234 great rooms all equipped with comfortable beds and many other top-quality in-room facilities. All rooms have both bathtubs and walk-in showers. Guests also enjoy individual climate control in their room, a mini bar, as well as Free high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel. It’s the best way to get a feel of away from home in Nigeria. So you can plan a weekend getaway with a friend right here.
Hard Rock Cafe.
This beautiful place is a combination of Cafe, hotels, and Casinos among others. Hard Rock is a haven for fans of music, food, and great times. Whether you are down for a Legendary Burger, live music, a Classic Tee, a Rock Star Suite, or the latest collectable pin, there’s something for everyone. Every Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel & Casino, or Live around the world serves up authentic experiences that rock. It was established in 1971.
Ikoyi Golf Club, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Tags: Golf Courses Lagos Island Attractions Lagos Tourist Attractions Ikoyi Golf Club is an established golf course in Lagos. Ikoyi Golf Course has staged various golf tournaments and championships.
Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure, Lagos.
Tags: Lagos Tourist Attractions Resorts Set on the tranquil banks of the magnificent Lagos Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure is a modern Lagos leisure resort that offers total comfort and relaxation. Funtopia Water Park, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos
Tags: Lagos Island Attractions Lagos Tourist Attractions Resorts Where to go in Lagos Funtopia Water Park, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, is a complete entertainment park for the entire family. It is set on 2 acres of land and packed with activities for all ages
Badagry Black Heritage Museum, Lagos.
Tags: Badagry Attractions Lagos Tourist Attractions Museums Where to go in Lagos Badagry Black Heritage Museum is located in the ancient town of Badagry, Lagos, and it housed in the former district officer’s office built in 1863.
Lekki Conservation Centre.
Lekki Conservation Centre is an oasis of calm and fresh air in this mega city. A tropical rain-forest in the outskirts of Lagos, it is a popular choice destination for tourists and anyone looking to be in touch with nature and bask in the lush vegetation that the area holds. It is located at Lekki Conservation Centre Road in Lekki Peninsula, Lagos.
Badagry You might want to visit the coastal town of Badagry to get a feel of the rich history of the state and get to see the artefacts serving as physical evidence of colonialism and slavery in the country. Visit Beaches
Lagos, being a coastal city, is home to a number of beaches like the ones in Lekki, Elegushi , Ahmadu Bello Way (Bar Beach), Eleko, La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort etc. Take time out to visit one of these beaches and revel in the picturesque moments they offer.
The Afrika Shrine.
Visit the shrine on Thursday night for a free show, or on the last Saturdays of the month – Afrobeats Sessions with Seun Kuti. At each jam session, you get schooled in African politics. You’ll also have lots of fun listening to good music, dancing, and socializing. National Museum The museum has a notable collection of Nigerian art, including statuary, carvings, archaeological, and ethnographic exhibits. It is located at Onikan, Lagos Island.
This is an architectural masterpiece that serves you plays, art and culture on a platter. There are lots of fun activities going on there every day and the serene atmosphere and surroundings will help you unwind. They also have some nice restaurants and bars in there where you can just chill and hang out with friends. Go Clubbing Lagos is famed for its amazing night life , as the city comes alive when the sun sets. Clubs are abundant in Lagos, and you shouldn’t miss out on all the fun they offer.
Club Quilox,Club 57.
Club Quilox, Club 57, and Spice Route are some fine examples.Let’s Go Bowling Fancy a bowling experience while you’re here? Pinpoint Shop 3 at The Palms Shopping Mall featuring ten lanes of 10-pin bowling, a full-service bar, billiards, and an arcade.
This is an area of Ikoyi known for its wealthy, multi-cultural community. It has some of the most expensive real estate in Nigeria and has one of the highest density of millionaires within its boundaries. If you get inspired by upscale real estate steeped in breathtakingly beautiful scenery, then this is the place for you to check out.
Coconut Beach, Badagry.
The perfect getaway from the hustle of daily Lagos life.
Visit The Cinemas
Watch Hollywood and Nollywood movies at the different cinemas in the state. There’s Ozone Cinemas in Yaba, Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island, and Filmhouse in Surulere. The malls also have cinemas in them.
Nike Art Gallery and Cultural Center.
Visit this gallery for out of this world depth expressed via paintings, drawings, textile works of Adire , sculptures, dancing and drumming.Ikate Bus Stop, 2 Elegushi Beach Road, 3rd Roundabout, Epe Expressway, Lekki Phase I, Lekki Terra Kulture Your go-to for everything art education, culture and socializing. There is always one art related event or the other going on there. So, don’t miss it.
This is the place for sport lovers. It offers tennis, badminton, squash, table tennis, swimming pool, and billiard tables. There’s also a sauna, bar & grill, business facilities, and a clubhouse.
The Whispering Palms Resort.
Come for breathtaking views of the Lagos Lagoon and the restive fun you deserve after experiencing the bustle of Lagos city, Whispering Palms assures you of find the uncanny balance between rest and fun.
Omu Resort houses the first wax museum in Africa and the first race track in Nigeria with a different array of karts for all ages. It has a modern zoo, seaworld, art gallery, mini golf, quad biking, go karting, horse riding, and amusement park and so much outdoor fun packaged for those who come in to have a great time. Mega Plaza Mega Plaza is one of the biggest shopping malls in Victoria Island, Lagos. For any range and brand of electronics, household and personal items, toys, office, musical, and sports equipment. There’s a food court with several restaurants and fast-food outlets serving Chinese, continental, and Nigerian dishes.
Third Mainland Bridge.
The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Eko and Carter bridges. It is the longest bridge in Africa. The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi express way and Lagos-Ibadan express way, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. There is also a link midway through the bridge that leads to the Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and opened by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990; it measures about 11.8km in length. Attend an Owambe Party ‘Owambe’ is a Yoruba slang for party. This can either be a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or burial ceremonies. They usually have the best music, and food cooked with firewood like jollof rice, small chops and other delicacies. I assure you that Banky W spoke no fib when he sang there’s “no party like a Lagos party.” So by hook or by crook, make sure you go to at least one party in Lagos, which shouldn’t be hard because there are always about a thousand and one parties around Lagos every Saturday – just pick a location. Hit local canteens/restaurants Just up and visit local restaurants and have a feel and fill of mouth watering local delicacies. Go-Karting Go-karting is a favorite activity for the new-generation ki. Karaoke and drinks Sing your favorite songs to your heart’s content with a side dish of live bands and affordable drinks. You can get these at some of the karaoke bars in Lagos, like Shaunz Bar in Victoria Island, Channel View Bar, and others. Muson Center MUSON Centre, is a repository of music, arts and culture. It is also the most prestigious and exclusive performance hall in Lagos. Fancy catching a play or attending a concert, check out what may be showing per time and get tickets for you and yours and attend. Enter Molue or BRT buses They offer the perfect avenue to mix and see Lagosians do their thing. From the angry halitosis infected angry conductor, to the woman with 5 kids occupying a seat, and the pastor preaching, to men and women sweet mouthing people to buy their wares. However, you do have to be cautious and clasp your belongings tight as its also filled with unruly characters and sometimes the Molue buses are accident prone. University of Lagos. Located in Akoka, Yaba, the famous institution of learning serves as a tourist attraction for many and it might be worth your visit as well.
Federal Palace Hotel.
Hotel built in 1960, Last complete renovation 2008, Number of floors 4, Total number of rooms 146, Number of double rooms 146, Rooms with connecting door 16, Number of suites (separate rooms) 12, Hotel. The federal palace hotel with its casinos, restaurants and bars is a place to hangout with friends and meet new people. However be prepared to spend good money as this place doesn’t come cheap. When it comes to dates, be it business or giving that special someone a treat, Lagos sure has more than enough spots to cater to the differences in lifestyles, pockets and personalities. From the music lover to the sports lover to the one who likes it natural, none is left out. You just need to take a little time to finding which arrangement works for you and the ones above are just the right places to start.
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