Abuja, the national capital, is situated 290 miles (467 kilometers) north of Calabar.
Do visit the Calabar Museum while you are in the area.
While it may be a temptation to simply sit back and relax while holidaying in Calabar, keep in mind that the surrounding region's numerous scenic wonders await.
Take a trip to Nigeria's popular historic palaces, it's an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the area's fascinating history. Discover Calabar's religious side by visiting the area's churches and other holy sites.
Why not treat yourself to a completely different adventure during your stay here. Go sky diving; you'll be talking about it for years. If you're the kind of traveler who likes to slow down while on vacation, why not try a spot of bird watching and picnicking.
Local dishes are an excellent way to get to know the area in which you are traveling. So head to some of Nigeria's eating establishments. Chicken and also beef are commonly used in dishes here. Amala (yam porridge) and draw soup (okra/pumpkin seed soup) are just two local dishes sure to delight visitors' palates with a true taste of Nigeria. After the main course has settled try the mouthwatering puff puff (fried dough balls). Visitors who are not used to drinking alcohol will want to try zobo (roselle juice), a beloved drink in Nigeria.
Sadly, vacations can't go on forever, so when it's time go home, head to the nearest major airport in Malabo, 85 miles (137 kilometers) away.