Abidjan has what one would expect of the Ivory Coast’s economic capital: shining skyscrapers, well-heeled businesspeople, and bustling streets. Delve into the neighborhoods, however, and the vibrant, tropical spirit of the city will reveal itself. Tap into local life at the markets like Marché de Cocody, a bustling maze of stalls selling fabrics, antiques, jewelry, and more. Art fans shouldn’t miss the Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, an expansive exhibition space that showcases contemporary art from the Ivory Coast and the continent. For those seeking nature, the Parc National du Banco is a rainforest reserve crisscrossed with walking trails set on the northwest side of the city.