10 Finest Cities in Nigeria to Visit for Vacation.
The finest cities in Nigeria are widely spread among the six geopolitical zones of the country. Considering the wealth of the nation, we can also make the assumption that these states are the richest states in Nigeria.
Not surprising since a lot of funds are usually pumped into keeping state capitals clean and beautiful all year long. We have taken the time to travel all around Nigeria and have narrowed down the most beautiful cities in Nigeria.
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1. Abuja, Federal Capital Territory
Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, is one of the most organised and well-developed cities in Nigeria. Some call it the finest city in Nigeria. It is the Washing DC of Nigeria.
It became the Federal Capital Territory in December 1991. While in Abuja, experience a different kind of sightseeing that you may not find elsewhere in Nigeria. From beautiful government infrastructure to five-star hotels, king-sized road network, amazing bridges, restaurants and lots more.
Abuja has a grand master plan for what the city would look like in the nearest future with great plans for international shopping centres, 7-star hotels, and an African Disney world, you definitely haven’t seen Nigeria’s beauty if are yet to visit Abuja.
2. Enugu, Enugu State
Enugu is the coal city, but there is nothing black about the city. The city is filled with life and colour emanating from its beautifully planned architecture and a social life like no other.
The magic of the city is very captivating with places like the Ngwo Pine forest, Eziagu tourism complex, Ani Ozalla Lake, Iva valley coal mine, Awhum waterfall, and other attractions awaiting your visit.
The road network in Enugu is second to none and the city is heavily commercialised and boasts a bubbling nightlife.
3. Calabar, Cross River State
Tourist attraction centres like the famous Obudu Cattle and Tinapa Resort have placed Calabar on our list of beautiful cities in Nigeria. Unique for its indigenous Calabar soup, one can say that Calabar is indeed the Canaan city.
Calabar is undeniably clean and it stands to reason considering the number of visitors that flock the city all year round. Every year, Calabar hosts Africa’s biggest street party known as the Calabar Carnival, where diverse colourful cultural costumes are displayed. Plan to attend the next Calabar carnival.
Lagos is the largest city in Africa and is also a major financial centre on the African continent; it also houses one of the largest and busiest ports on the continent.
Whether for business or pleasure, Lagos remains one of the most sought after cities in the world. It is a major metropolis in the country and a megacity as for Africa. Lagos stands out for excellence, commerce, fun and relaxation in Nigeria.
A good road network, several tall buildings, and sky-scrappers along with a fine blend between the slums and highbrow urban areas make Lagos one of the most beautiful cities in Nigeria.
The abundance of water has given rise to places like Bar beach, Lekki beach, Badagry beach, Eleko Beach, Elegushi, & Alpha beach.
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5. Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Port Harcourt is known for its record-breaking late-night activities and entertainment scene. There are several hotels, lounges, clubs, dance bars and restaurants spread out around the city. The mesmerising greenery in the city has earned it its title, “ Garden City”. It is indeed one of the finest in Nigeria.
Let’s not forget that it is one of the wealthiest cities in Nigeria, so cast your imagination wide as you visit the oil-rich city to experience its magic.
6. Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
Well-structured road networks, first class hotels, upbeat nightlife, are few of the reasons why some have crowned Uyo has the most beautiful city in Nigeria. Pay Uyo a visit, then cast your vote.
7. Warri, Delta State
It is the home of the Wafarians and it sits on the bank of River Warri which joins River Forcados and River Escravos through Jone Creek in the lower Niger Delta Region.
Teeming with remarkable ancient memorials its coastal shores are speckled with pretty seashells and the surrounding towns forming glorious backdrops with dramatic scenery. For nature lovers, the neighbouring towns are home to some of Nigeria’s cherished history.
There are various tourist sites to visit while in Warri including the Abraka Golf Course, Nana Living History Museum, Red Mangrove swamp, Warri City Stadium, 911 Resorts, Delta City Mall, Olu’s Palace all linked by a top notch Road network.
8. Kaduna, Kaduna State
Another city sharing name with its state and a must visit place for people who gets caught up with the culture of the north. Forget the news of insecurity, Kaduna still lives a normal day-to-day life and you need to see for yourself to know how beautiful the city really is.
9. Akure, Ondo State
Akure is the capital of Ondo state one of the regions who have given nature a space to breathe. Some of the Akure’s major assets include the presence of several federal universities, immense mineral potential, rocks and beautiful landscapes, cocoa farms, and a deep-sea container port.
10. Jos, Plateau State
Jos city, popularly known as The City of Captivating Landscape, is without any doubt a natural beauty. Jos boasts of a number of attractions including two museums, a wildlife park and game reserve, breathtaking waterfalls and striking hills and rocks.
Jos is a beautiful city and is a really nice place to raise a family or live. The city is loved particularly for its weather and serene environment.