Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Ghana's capital city boasts numerous beaches, monumental buildings, museums, libraries, galleries, traditional markets and lively nightlife. Accra's architecture reflects its colonial history, with 17th century castles standing alongside modern skyscrapers. An authentic melting pot of cultures from across the country and sub region, the city is an amalgamation of rich cultures, history and an exciting future. 

Things to do in Accra


Day Trips and Things to do around Accra

Some ideas for day trips in the surrounding areas of the Accra metropolis and nearby regions:


Greater Accra Region

Shai Hills Resource Reserve (approx. 2 hours away from Accra)

Ada Foah (approx. 3 hours away from Accra)


Central Region

Kakum National Park (approx. 3 hours away from Accra)

Cape Coast Castle (approx. 3 hours away from Accra)

Elmina Castle (approx. 3 hours away from Accra)


Volta Region

Lake Volta


Further information

For a thorough review of exciting things to do in Accra and beyond you can find more information on the following websites:

Timeout Accra

Trip Advisor

Touring Ghana

The ICERDA conference team is also more than happy to make suggestions and recommendations. Visit the Contact Us page to send us a message directly.