Contrary to popular belief, Port Harcourt is not all about oil and gas money. It is the 3rd most developed metropolis in Nigeria, right after Lagos and Abuja.
The city dubbed as Nigeria’s oil capital is arguably the oil hub of Africa
However, it is also known as the Garden city because of its numerous avenues and ornaments
There are lots of places to visit in Port Harcourt but if you are only going to be there for a short while, here are the top 5 places you must visit!
1. Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, Bori camp:
Port Harcourt Pleasure Park is located just after Bori camp. There are quite a number of activities that you can engage in at the Port Harcourt Pleasure camp. Some of the fun activities in this place include tower climbing, strolls,
2. Isaac Boro Garden Park, Old Gra:
Located at Old GRA in Port Harcourt, Isaac Boro Garden Park is one of the most sought after outdoor recreational areas in Port Harcourt. It is named after Isaac Boro, a former minority rights activist in Nigeria. He was known for fighting against the exploitation of oil from the Niger Delta. If you need to have fun with friends and take beautiful pictures, then you should visit Isaac Boro Garden Park.
3. Port Harcourt City Mall, Azikwe Road:
It is one of the best entertainment hubs in the city of Port Harcourt that was built to meet your many entertainment needs all at once. This mall boasts of a standard food court, a food cinema and a shopping mall.
4. River state Cultural centre, Bonny Street:
The Rivers state cultural center is not a museum. Notwithstanding, it is a place to visit if you want to know more about the culture of the people of Rivers state.
This place is rich in artifacts and contains lots of exhibits which have been in existence long before the city of Port Harcourt was founded.
5. Port Harcourt Golf Club, Old GRA:
If you are a Sport and fitness lover, the Port Harcourt golf club is the right place for you. It is an 18 hole golf club with a swimming pool, a table tennis hall and a restaurant among other facilities. It was set up in 1928 and is open to all members of the public.
There you have it!
The must-be places while at Port-Harcourt.