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5 Best Views in RVA

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Whether it's date night, girls' night out, or a kick back with some friends, these spots offer some of the best views in Richmond.

1. Jefferson Park

Jefferson Park is a prime location to capture the view of downtown Richmond. Some locals agree that the park has the best views of the skyline at sunset and sunrise. Over the years the park has seen new landscape features, such as the fountain, that add to its charm. Jefferson Park is an oasis for nature lovers and is sure to give an incredible view. 

Learn more about the view from Jefferson Park here.

2. T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge

T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge opened in 2016 and connects Manchester to Brown's Island. The bridge captures great views of downtown Richmond during the day, but is best at night when the buildings are illuminated. Pedestrians will also be able to see the James River System. The bridge is pet friendly, and has sculptures for added beauty.

Learn more about the view from T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge here.

3. Quirk Hotel

The Quirk Hotel rooftop bar offers guests one of the best views of downtown Richmond. Located in the center of downtown, the Quirk is conveniently located close to art galleries and restaurants alike. The view from the roof reaches a new level at sunset, when the eccentric space becomes a front row seat.

Learn more about the view at the Quirk Hotel here.

4. Rocketts Landing

Rocketts Landing is a unique fine dining location at the BoatHouse, not far from Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill. Guests can view the city from a different angle while enjoying fish of the day or other specialties. Order a meal or try cocktails, and enjoy the trail outside to watch the sun go down.

Learn more about the view from The BoatHouse at Rocketts Landing here.

5. The Oregon Hill Overlook

The Oregon Hill Overlook gives visitors a great view of Belle Isle and the James River. Students, locals, and visitors all enjoy walking through the small community of Oregon Hill to see the infamous Hollywood Cemetery. The Overlook is also a great shortcut to Belle Isle.

Learn more about the view from the Oregon Hill Overlook here.

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