Unmissable Attractions in Accra

Beach party
Beach party | © Wikimedia Israel/Flickr
Rajaa Banda

Accra is a comparatively small city, but the things to see, do and try are fun and diverse. Here are some attractions you should be sure not to miss on your next visit.

Jamestown Lighthouse

Take in the sights from one of the oldest structures in Accra and get a bird’s-eye view of one of Accra’s liveliest neighbourhoods.

Learn about Ghana’s premier Pan-Africanist and independence pioneer.

Makola Market

Take your time to navigate this bustling and heady shopping enclave that sprawls for miles.


Grab a beer in the open air, or some food at one of the numerous restaurants, and be prepared to move your body for their popular Kizomba evenings.


Learn to surf, watch the fishermen and listen to live music on this popular beach strip.

Sky Bar 25

Get an unimpeded 360-degree view from this sleek rooftop bar in the tallest building in West Africa, where you can have dinner, drinks and listen to the best bands and DJs.


Sample mouthwatering Japanese fusion in this super-stylish and highly rated restaurant.

Artists Alliance Gallery

The best edit of clothing, accessories, art, antiques and so much more are on offer in this charming building by the sea.

Nubuke Foundation

Explore this haven for local art talent, which is a lovely spot to spend the day browsing one of their special events or numerous exhibitions.

W.E.B. Du Bois Center

Discover a hidden part of Ghana’s history through this Pan-Africanist icon in this special building celebrating his life and death.

Fantasy Coffins

Discover the one-of-a-kind world of Accra’s fanciful coffin makers, where a final resting place can come in any form.

Labadi Beach

Beach parties and reggae nights reign supreme on Accra’s premier city beach.

+233 Jazz Bar & Grill

Take in the old-school vibes and listen to Ghanaian highlife at of one of Accra’s oldest music venues.

National Museum

Discover the history of this young country through a series of exhibits at this comprehensive museum.

ICON House

Shop at trendy La Maison, have casual lunch at Coco Lounge and a smart dinner at Urban Grill, followed by drinks at Cave Bar or on the terrace, and end your night at Accra’s premier nightclub, Carbon. All is possible in this landmark building overlooking Independence Avenue.

Aburi Botanical Garden

High above the city, enjoy the cool air and lush vibes of the city’s oldest botanical garden.


Try a plethora of West African dishes, as well as scrumptious Ghanaian specialties at this breezy restaurant in the heart of Osu.


Score a ticket to a match between one of the national teams and get swept up in Ghana’s perpetual football mania.

Global Mammas Fair Trade

Be delighted by the fair-trade goods in the form of clothing, toiletries, books and accessories in this popular ‘made in Ghana’ store.

Arts Centre for National Culture

Get the full Accra experience and be prepared to haggle and be overwhelmed at this artisans area in the centre of town.

Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

Edit article