As fashion designers Duaba Serwaa and Poqua Poqu are earning international recognition, more people are showing an interest in visiting Ghana. Accra in particular is a city visitors love because the town is brimming with characteristic art and culture. An airport you can use to fly from New York to Accra within 11 to 17 hours is the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Transportation to the airport includes subway, bus and taxi.
To get a good view of the city and harbor, climb the lighthouse tower in Jamestown. If you're into sports, check out some of the boxing gyms in Jamestown, which are famous as sites where some champions were trained. Labadi Beach is a lively attraction in Accra where the locals love to party on the weekends. Learn about Ghanian culture and history at the National Museum. Locals enjoy gathering at what they call "chop bars" to foster a community spirit.
Your plane will land at the Kotoka International Airport (ACC). You can get around Accra by foot, taxi, minibus or car rental. The temperature in the city is warm to hot year-round. The rainiest months are May and June, and the dry season is from December to February. Popular annual events in Accra include the Environmental Film Festival of Accra and Homowo.
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