As the whole world is getting ready to celebrate the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day, it’s time for you to plan that perfect Valentine’s Day date.
If you have a limited budget, don’t worry – these 5 romantic spots in Nigeria will give you two some unforgettable memories without breaking the bank!
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1. Jabi Lake, Abuja
If you and your significant other are big fans of the great outdoors, there is no better romantic date idea than the Jabi Lake and Park in Abuja. This hot spot for all Nigerian couples has everything you need to have a pleasant day.
At Jabi Lake, there are several free activities you can enjoy: from simply watching the sunset at the lake to having a nice picnic in one of the park’s lawns.
If you have a bit of money to spend, you can also surprise your date with a horseriding session. Plus, you can take your sweetheart boat riding to the Jabi Lake and give them a Valentine’s Day experience they will never forget.
2. Nike Art Gallery
If your goal for this Valentine’s Day is to have a cultural experience with your date, the only spot you need to check out is the Nike Art Gallery. Located in Lagos, the gallery boasts over 8000 works of art from both established and up-and-coming Nigerian artists.
One of the best things about the Nike Gallery is that many of the things you can see here are completely free. You and your date can simply wander around looking at art objects or give each other little tasks – for example, to find artworks in a particular colour or depicting a particular subject.
3. Public beach in Lagos
Private beaches in Lagos are known to offering a variety of entertainment opportunities, including pools, horseriding lessons, boating, etc. However, you can have an equally memorable date at one of the public beaches in Lagos.
Eleko Beach in Lekki is considered to be one of the best public beaches in Nigeria. There is no gate fee, but the beach does offer some private services. Even without them you can still admire the view and cuddle up to your significant other while listening to the soothing sounds of waves absolutely for free.
4. Maryland Mall
The building of the Maryland Mall in Anthony Village, Lagos, is instantly recognizable thanks to its impressive black design. In the past few years, it has also managed to become one of the hottest date spots in Nigeria.
Since the entrance to the mall is completely free, it’s a great choice for any couple on a tight budget. Inside, you can do some window shopping, talk to each other in one of the quiet areas in the mall, or grab a bit to eat in the Maryland Mall’s affordable food court restaurants.
5. Freedom Park
Freedom Park in Lagos is one of the newest places of interest in the city. It was constructed in 2010 and has still become the place where you never know which activity you will enjoy today.
Every day there is another fascinating activity planned in the Freedom Park, from dance competitions to art shows. Surely the park will have something special in store for all couples on Valentine’s Day, so you definitely shouldn’t miss it!
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