How to Spend 1 Day in Accra
From historical landmarks to beaches and bustling nightlife, there’s a lot to experience in Ghana’s capital city. Seeing the best of Accra in one day is possible, but you need a solid plan. Here are some options.
Morning: Check Off Top Attractions
Begin your day by orienting yourself in Accra on a sightseeing tour. Packages with hotel pickup and drop-off allow you to zip around town with ease, leaving you with plenty of time to explore landmarks such as Independence Square, Osu Castle, and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. Benefit from the insights, translations, and personalized recommendations of a small-group or private guide, and choose an itinerary that matches your interests.
Afternoon: Discover Accra’s Culture
Grab a quick lunch ofwaakye for a taste of Accra’s fast-food culture. Then, wander around the city’s markets with a guide to learn more about Accra’s trade culture, or take a stroll through a suburb to get a sense of the city’s architectural influences. Finally, catch the last rays of the day on one of the city’s public or private beaches, which tend to liven up as evening descends.
Night: Dine, Drink, and Dance
After dark, Labadi Beach turns into a party haven, where live bands, DJs, and all-night bonfires offer a memorable experience of Accra’s vibrant nightlife. Alternatively, opt for a cooking class led by a local chef, followed by dinner. If you’re still not ready to retire for the night, head to Oxford Street and environs, where late-night bars and clubs offer all manner of entertainment well into the wee hours.