Abuja, the nation’s capital, is not only the administrative and political centre of Nigeria, but it is also a key city on the African continent.
Apart from being a well planned city, Abuja is a beautiful place to be, surrounded by hills, gigantic rocks, and luxurious hotels.
There are expatriate communities which create opportunities to meet and hang out with foreigners.
The city is pleasant and generally known for its ambience. It boasts of wide, smooth, mostly traffic-free roads unlike any other in Nigeria.
Abuja is one of the leading commercial cities in the continent, visited by a wide range of visitors every year.
Here are a few cool hangouts in Abuja for you to visit when next in Abuja.
1. Millennium Park
This is one of the oldest largest parks in Abuja. The park is a perfect place to hang out with your partner and enjoy the calmness of the park.
You can also meet with your business partners during the week as the park has a large space and is peaceful for any kind of meeting
If you are looking to enjoy the very best of nature and a serene atmosphere for a family hangout in the weekend, the park is a perfect bet. Carry along a basket of food wine and don’t forget your blankets.
2. The Trukadero Place
Do you want to go bowling? This is your one-stop for bowling activities. It is a nice distraction for kids, students and even adults.
It is also a place to play other games like billiards, and other board games.
If you are not in the mood to play games, it also an amusement park for families, tourists and friends, as well as a restaurant.
3. National Children Parks and Zoo
Though not much of a zoo as they have only a few animals, the greenery and beautiful view of nature are things to savour.
it is perfect for a weekend picnic for the family, graced with some play facilities for kids.
You can also take a stroll round the park to enjoy the amazing atmosphere, watch the beauty of nature, and pay nothing for these incredible views.
4. Central Park
Whatever type of responsible fun you are looking for can be found in the central park.
It is a perfect outdoor spot for solitary relaxation or spending quality time with friends and family, a recreational park for children and adults.
Location: Plot 174 Kur Muhammed Avenue Adjacent Kebbi Hotel, Center Area Abuja
5. Jabi Lake/Jabi Lake Mall
The lake is an artificial lake in the heart of the city. Since Abuja does not have a natural beach, the lake provides you with an almost beach experience within the city.
The lakeside gives you the chilly feel, and you can also have fun with amenities like boat cruise, canoe rides and you can as well ride on horses.
The lake is also graced with a mall beside it, so whether you want to chill at the lakeside or get into the mall to shop or window-shop, the place got you covered.
6. BMT Gardens
This garden is superb for those that love a semi-private hangout for both a modern environment with a twist of African heritage.
It has a serene environment and offers a wide range of services ranging from a great swimming pool, house gym, library, game house, the mini zoo for kids, club, bar and restaurant.
This is a perfect place to hang out if you are gamed for lots of indoor and outdoor games. They have recreational facilities, fountains, lots of green areas and even an event centre.
Location; 155 Ademola Adetokunbo, Beside Switzerland Embassy Abuja.
7. The Dome
The Dome is a recreational hub as it has a range of facilities such as bowling alley, serene garden, night club, fitness centre, banquet hall, restaurant, VIP lounge, cigar room amongst others.
It is a place where you should think of while having that big business meeting as the environment is calm and well air-conditioned.
Halls that are suitable for wedding/reception events, seminars, dinner parties and cocktails are also in place.
Location; Plot 423, Cadastral Zone, Abuja
8. Dreams Garden
It’s a very nice garden to enjoy after work drink and a hangout with friends or colleagues. The environment though busy but it is calm as there is enough space for the crowd.
It’s a place where you can get a range of grills, finger food, barbeque fish and roasted meat.
Location; 792A Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
This is a classy restaurant in Abuja, perfect for dinner dates with a big menu of individual tastes.
A cool hideous amazing hangout with a feel of nature, it has a full bar serving all tribes of drinks, lounge and a great menu that can’t be exhausted.
A great place for a group
Location; 39 Gana Street | Maitama, Abuja
10. Crush Cafe
Almost like a recreational centre, a café is a big place with a range of facilities like ping pong tables, a volleyball court, an outside bar and grill area.
Location; Bonny B Corner Shop, 1st Avenue, Gwarinpa, Abuja.