Port Harcourt city (PHC) attracts thousands of tourists a year, making it one of the most prominent cities in the country in terms of visitor popularity. From the people to the places, from the food to the drinks and from the bars to the gardens
You, therefore, do not spend so much catering to daily expenses and you can save for your dream house or goal.
Transportation is easy. You do not necessarily need to have a car when living in PHC since there are easy and well-organized transport system. The transport in PHC is so great, the commuters are calm and enter their choice of a transport system in an orderly manner.
Even better, you can literally walk everywhere. For instance, you can trek from Waterlines to Agip or from mile-1 to Town, everywhere almost close to each other; unlike in Lagos and other metropolitan cities within the country where everywhere is just far from each other and walking could imply suicide.
With numerous live events hosted weekly, you’ll be sure to catch your favourite band on one of the nights. The city is full of wonderful people. The reputation of the PHC people for being hostile to visitors is misdirected.
The city is actually populated by friendly, helpful and open-minded citizens – for the most part – who relish the idea of a more metropolitan and multicultural future for the city.
Again, with a theater a stage and auditorium for live performance of cultural dance and plays, it holds a huge attraction for visitors. Take time out to see a play at the cultural center and have fun learning new things about the city’s rich culture. The tickets are usually very affordable.
The Port Harcourt Tourist Beach is a man-made beach created along the Kolabi Creek line. The beach is dotted with several open bush bars, restaurants and relaxation spots where seafood and barbecue is served. The beach also hosts informal games of volleyball and beach soccer.
Marvellous Shopping People in PHC love shopping and as such, you’ll be spoilt for choice with boutiques and Malls strategically positioned around town. Your friends will be dying to come up for a weekend, then you can always head to one of the many lounges or bars to put your feet up after showing off the miles of shopping heaven that is the city.