Unmissable Attractions in Accra

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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.

Afrikiko

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.

Kokrobite

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.

Santoku

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.

Buka

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

Football

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.

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