Best Places in Richmond to Watch the Sunset

The Richmond area is home to so many beautiful parks and overlooks. And summer evenings are ideal for watching the sunset. Read our list of the top 5 sunset-watching spots in Richmond!

  1. Libby Hill Park

Nestled in Richmond’s beautiful and historic Church Hill neighborhood, Libby Hill Park provides sweeping views of the city and plenty of grassy areas and benches for watching the sunset.

Address: 2801 E Franklin St., Richmond, VA

  1. The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

Besides the fact that The Boathouse has delicious seafood fare, this contemporary restaurant also has a breathtaking view of the city and a deck for sunset watching.

Address: 4708 Old Main St Richmond, VA

  1. Virginia War Memorial

Directly off of busy Belvidere St. and overlooking the James River, the Virginia War Memorial is a beautiful place to soak up a quick history lesson while taking in the view.

Address: 621 S Belvidere St, Richmond, VA

  1. Legend Brewing Company

Located in the up-and-coming Manchester neighborhood in Richmond’s Southside, Legend Brewing has a huge patio directly next to the James River and with views of Downtown Richmond. Watch how the sunset here reflects off of the nearby skyscrapers and gives them an orangey-pink glow.

Address: 321 W 7th St, Richmond, VA

  1. Swift Creek Reservoir

We may be biased, but Collington is located right near one of the most beautiful spots to watch the sunset. If you have a canoe or kayak, float out into the reservoir and enjoy the quiet and peaceful retreat. Take Woodlake Pkwy to access the Swift Creek Reservoir.