TOP 7 THINGS TO DO IN ACCRA DURING A VACATION
Accra has lots of beautiful sights and tourist potentials that will leave you spell-bound and craving for more experiences. The city is a small city adorned with the fineries of both natural and human-made wonders. The fun and memories that come with having a tour of the city during a vacation are worth experiencing. Here are some city wonders and adventurous activities you should experience while on holiday in Accra, whether alone or with friends or family.
GO CHOCOLATE TASTING
Chocolates are yummy, and Accra has the yummiest of them all. Accra is one of the largest Cocoa producers worldwide. You’d wonder why there aren’t lots of chocolate producing companies. Even though there are not many chocolate companies, there are few whose products will set your craving for chocolate on fire. Take a taxi any time to ’57 Chocolate; a chocolate company birthed by two sisters who hold chocolate tasting moments in Legon. These Chocolates are handcrafted and come in flavors like Hibiscus, Mocha, coconut etc. Oh, how yummy these flavors are. If you can’t take all flavors at once, you can pack different chocolate flavors as take-outs or as beautifully wrapped gifts for your loved ones. As much as going hiking can make your day fun, chocolate tasting can make your day a superb one.
TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS TO THE LOCAL FOOD AT BUKA OR COUNTRY KITCHEN
Ghana and Nigeria have been in a Jollof rice war since the inception of tasty Jollof. So as you are in Accra for a vacation, you can treat yourself to the local staples which include; fufu, banku, plantain, beans, yam, and of course the tastiest king of Ghanaian food staples; Jollof rice. Buka and Country Kitchen are two spots in Accra that you can enjoy a sumptuous weekend treat of the local foods and drinks. Popular local Ghanaian drinks include bissap (hibiscus) juice and fresh palm wine.
GO EXPLORING IN JAMESTOWN
A visit to Jamestown gives you the thrill of modern Ghana. Jamestown is where you can start your morning with a cup of hot Jamestown Café’s coffee or a cold beer at Osikan. Shuffling from the crazy atmosphere experience of Chale Wote Street Art Festival to watching the world unfold from the topmost part of the lighthouse, a magnificent perspective awaits you. You can also go exploring in ruins at Ussher Fort and drink in the lovely view of Christiansburg Palace. Crown your tour with beautiful shots in the oldest photography studio in Accra known as Deo Gratias Studio and take home even more memories with you.
GET A PERFECT VIEW OF ACCRA AT SKYBAR
Ever wondered what Accra looks like while staring from the sky? A panoramic view of Accra while perched atop Skybar is all you need.
Skybar is a magnificent upmarket space which sits on top of the Villagio and offers a perfect 360-degree view of Accra. Skybar offers you a moment to remember in a classy restaurant with the best DJs and elegant drinks to wet your throat while having the time of your life.
TAKE A RIDE DOWN HISTORY LANE AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
Ghana has a lot of historical stories to tell regarding art, archaeology, and ethnography. Ghana’s National Museum, located in Accra, is known to be the first museum Ghana had since the year 1957. The museum tells Ghana’s historical stories better. So, if you are intrigued by history and arts, then the National Museum is where to be during the weekend. Running your hands down each display will get you closer to understanding their culture and discovering a lot about the ancient Ghanian tribes. Head out when you can to a peaceful space that takes you back in time to get a little experience of Ghanaian’s lifestyle.
VISIT THE ARTISTS ALLIANCE GALLERY
Weekends are for shopping. Whether you are shopping for locally made gifts for friends or yourself, as long as you are in Accra, the best one-stop-shop you should visit anytime is the Artists Alliance Gallery. The Artists Alliance Gallery is situated in Labadi on rocks that overlook the growling city beach and gives the large space a scenic feel. Gift your loved ones children’s books, clothing, antiques, and paintings form Artists Alliance Gallery and have them grinning from cheek to cheek.
VISIT THE W.E.B. DUBOIS MEMORIAL CENTRE FOR PAN AFRICAN CULTURE
Situated close to the American Embassy is a museum that was once the home of a Pan-African civil rights leader named William Edward Burghardt DuBois. This great and informative museum which is also dedicated to the life of William gives you a download of his life. Visiting it tells a tale of a brave man who lived his life for his people and made a significant impact on Africa’s emancipation from colonial powers. William’s personal library and few belongings can be found in the museum. Surrounding the museum is a mausoleum that holds the remains of Williams and his wife, a Pan-African history and culture Research Centre, gallery, restaurant, and some Asante stools. How educative, huh?
There you go; 7 wonderful spots and experiences to explore during your next vacation in Accra. The country welcomes you anytime and remember, you can always book your cheap flights to Accra from Travelbeta.