Uyo City is an activity-packed destination featuring culture, outdoor activities, fine museums, attractions and miles of beaches, Uyo presents a picture of enchanting coastal, mangrove forest and other interesting places one can visit. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, movie lover, golfer, foodie, shopaholic or collector of random facts, you will find there are so many things to do while visiting.
The city of Uyo has attractions, cultural museums, and festivals which cannot all be experienced within a short time span. There is a combination of indoor and outdoor events to keep you occupied in Uyo City.
For visitors who however have limited time to spend in the city, here is a guide on how to get the most from your visit within 48hours;
The Le Meridian Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort is an ideal hotel to stay for the duration of your trip. However, the choice of hotel depends entirely on your budget. There are a number of cheaper hotels to stay in such as…
Morning: Play Golf and relax at Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort
The Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort in Uyo City offers an outdoor pool and a spa among other forms of relaxation. The hotel is situated on a 174-hectare land and features a lush 18-hole golf course in a very serene and original atmosphere. If you are not a golf fanatic or do not have your golfing kit, then you can make use of the tennis court and the fitness centre.
If you’re on a tight budget, Ibom Connection will be a better option for spending your morning. You can take very beautiful photos at the Ibom Connection. Uyo city is known for its lush greenery, picturesque environment and beautiful landmarks, one of which is the Ibom Connection.
Afternoon: Explore the Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Center
Created in the image of the Sun City of South Africa and the famous Disneyland in Orlando, Florida, USA, the Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Center is a leisure and business resort in the city of Uyo. Spend some time watching a movie at the Silverbird Cinema in this centre aside from shopping at its shopping centre. There is usually a crowd at this location and most times, you are bound to make an acquaintance while strolling through its myriad corridors. Meeting someone new is a good way to create fun memories of any place. All you need is your purse and possibly a selfie stick for picture-perfect moments.
While at it, you can also enjoy a meal or a drink at the exquisite Silver Lounge located at this centre. Menu options at the centre include Italian, Japanese and Nigerian cuisine.
Evening: Step into The Playground.
A fantastic way to spend your evening, after a long day of taking in the sights and sounds of the Playground. You will be welcome by the very satisfying aroma of meat on a grill (except you are vegetarian, and you’ll probably change your mind after a visit to the Playground). Home of all things barbecued from suya to snails, you would be glad you came. The ambience is cool, warm and friendly. It is the perfect way to end your day.
Morning: Get Exploring
If you are interested in hiking on a beautiful sandy beach, then the 30-km long beach sand at the Ibeno beach is an excellent choice for you. You can also make new friends and participate in team sports such as beach volleyball and hopscotch.
Another interesting way to explore in Uyo City is by driving around. Uyo City boasts an extensive network of good roads, including the Edet Akpan Avenue which is the widest road in the Uyo metropolis. As a visitor to Uyo, you can enjoy the sight and sounds of the city by driving around the city.
After exploring the city, you might want to go shopping for a few things. The Itam International Market, known popularly as the “Udua Itam”, the Itam International market is the biggest market in Uyo city.
Afternoon: Catch a Game
Known popularly as the “Nest of Champions, due to its nest-shaped form, the Godswill Akpabio stadium is an all-seater sports stadium located in Uyo City. Since opening in 2014, the stadium has served as home to the Super Eagles, and host to various social, cultural and religious events.
If you’re not a football fan or no international matches are taking place while you’re in town, an equally interesting option will be to visit the National Museum of Colonial History, established in 1989 and located within the Governor’s office complex, the National Museum of Colonial History is a must-see for any history buff coming to the city.
Evening: Relax at Play Terrace
Play Terrace Lounge and Bar is a private lounge that offers expertly mixed drinks, health-worthy food, a stunning interior design, and a host of like-minded people to mix with. The terrace has a breathtaking view of Uyo’s skyline and trendy settings. For your last night in the city, this is a great atmosphere to relax, network and bask in the beautiful ambience of the City of Uyo.
Remember, sleep early enough and get well rested for tomorrow’s trip.
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