The holiday season is almost here and is known to be the coldest time of the year, but it is also known as the time to have the most fun, especially since most schools are usually on vacation and a lot of people seems to always take their work leave at this time. However, the excitement of having a perfect Christmas vacation also comes with the burden of choosing a perfect vacation destination.
If you are planning to spend your Christmas vacation in Nigeria and has not decided on where to visit in the country, check out our 5 top picks for a perfect vacation destination in Nigeria.
It is no surprise that Lagos is number one on our list, the state which is located in the southwest region of the country is undeniable the economic and social center of Nigeria. Although the state is the smallest in all 36 states of the country, it is also the country’s largest urban area.
The state has various destinations and spots meant for relaxation, leisure, tourism, and sightseeing, especially for fun lovers. There are so many places to visit once you are in “EKO”, like going to learn about the country’s historical events and stories at the National Theatre, Terra Kulture or Nigerian National Museum where historical, cultural, and art crafts are kept. You can also buy some handicraft from the vendors at those places. For games, music, and general fun you might want to visit The Afrika Shrine, GET Arena, HI Impact planets, Clubs, etc, But make sure you don’t leave Lagos without experiencing the beautiful view of Lekki Leisure Lake, Tarkwa Bay Beach, Elegushi Beach, and others.
Apart from being the center of the Nigerian government and politics, Abuja has a lot of spots for relaxation and leisure. The state is known for its family-oriented and calm environment which is probably a strong reason for you to be in Abuja this summer if you are looking forward to spending time with your family. Located in the North Central region of Nigeria, Abuja has both natural and man-made tourist attractions such as, Aso rock, Zuma rock, Abuja National Mosque, Arts & Craft village and so on, you can spend quality time with loved ones in places like Abuja wonderland & park, Jabi Lake, Jabi mall, Silverbrid cinema, Millennium Park, Maitama Amusement park, etc.
The state is said to have one of the best hotels in the country, with 5-star restaurants that serve International and intercontinental dishes plus nightlife programs that include dancing, singing and comedy shows.
Calabar is one of the most famous tourist destinations in West Africa, often referred to as Canaan land Calabar is a city in Cross River State which is situated in the Southern part of Nigeria. The state is the home of various tourist attractions, hospitable culture from locals, good weather and delicious delicacies.
Calabar also has a lot of beautiful and cultural resorts, such as Obudu Mountain Resort, Tinapa Free Zone & Resort, Tortuga Island, Marina Resort Children Playground among others, with breathtaking views like Drill Rehabilitation Center, Cross River National Park, Kwa Waterfalls, etc.
The town also hosts in it a lot of historical sites and places where one can go to explore such as The National Museum, Slave Museum, Chief Ekpo Bassey’s House, Mary Slessor’s House, Status of Mary Slessor and The Tomb of Mary Slessor.
Known for its natural tourist delight, Enugu is one places to be for your family gateway and leisure. Enugu also known as coal city is located, in the Eastern part of Nigeria, the state is said to have of the coolest weather and a very peaceful environment with various recreational spots, and beautiful arts and crafts in places like, Enugu Museum, Enugu Golf Course, Ezeagu Tourist Complex, National Museum of Unity etc.
Enugu is known for its vast natural tourist destination with places like Milken Hills, Ngwo Caves, and Waterfalls, Iheneke Lake, Awhum Waterfall and Cave, Pine Forest, Ugwueme and Udi Hills. among others.
Located in the northern part of Nigeria, Kano state is known for its diverse cultural heritage and well planned urban landscape. The state is known to be the powerhouse of the north with rich traditional Hausa culture and beautiful reserved wildlife animals.
During the summer the state annually celebrates The Durbar Festival, which involves a royal parade of hundreds of men on horses wearing their traditional clothes accompanied by drummers and thousands of people on foot, it will surely be an event not to miss out on this summer.
Other places you can visit in Kano includes Kofar Matar Dyeing Pits, Kano State History Museum, Kano City Gates and Walls, Emir of Kano’s Palace, Gidan Dan Hausa, Falgore Game Reserve, Buturiya Wetland Game Reserve among others.