September 18, 2015
Whether you live in Memphis or are just passing through, you’ve heard about or seen the miraculous sunsets that fall over our city each evening. The best views are downtown looking out over the mighty Mississippi River. Here are 9 must see spots to experience the sunset in Memphis (some tied to warm weather events) posted by you – our Riverfront visitors – on Instagram!
1) The top of Beale Street Landing – With absolutely nothing obstructing your view, standing atop Beale Street Landing – you get the full view of the flowing river, the wide sky, green trees, all four bridges and the top of the Pyramid. If you want a glass of wine while soaking in the beauty, sit out on the patio downstairs at Riverfront Bar & Grill for an equally impressive view of the marmalade sky.
@orthodox_ju lovin’ #TwilightTuesday movie nights and setting suns at Beale Street Landing this summer.
2) Terrace Inn at Harbor Town – A delicious, romantic dinner with a view. Need we say more?
@katzeyezzz got a picture perfect sherbert colored sky in this picture @terracememphis.
3) The Peabody Rooftop – Every Thursday, from sometime in April to sometime in August, you can attend a Peabody Rooftop Party, take in views of the expanding Memphis skyline, and see boats floating down the river. You can enjoy a sunset any other night of the week on the Peabody Rooftop as well.
@tylersfrazier captures the golden hour on the Peabody Rooftop.
4) Twilight Terrace / The Madison Rooftop – Happy Hour with a view! The Madison Rooftop boasts chic lounge chairs, fire pits and a magenta glow. It’s a date spot, a girls’ night out spot, a birthday spot and sometimes even a happy engagement spot. It’s close to the river and has no other buildings directly in front of it, providing a lovely, romantic view of the city.
5) Martyrs Park – If you haven’t been to Martyrs Park by the “old bridge,” you’ve got to check it out. Although it’s just as beautiful during the day as it is at night, Martyrs Park at sunset is as peaceful of a getaway as you can imagine.
Or in @elicash55’s case – it’s a real kicker!
6) Pyramid Skydeck – With a 360 degree view of the Memphis sunset, the much anticipated Bass Pro Shops made great use of a beloved Memphis landmark.
@tucker_clare captures a beautiful view of the Mississippi River and Mud Island from the Bass Pro Skydeck.
7) At Mud Island Amphitheatre before one of its many concerts – Attending a concert on a little island in the middle of our nation’s largest river is something special all on it’s own, but throw in a Memphis sunset as the backdrop to your favorite musician? Well then, you’ve got a pretty perfect night.
@sheasnow was waiting for Robert Plant to come on and had quite an impressive view of the sunset and Memphis skyline from Mud Island Amphitheatre.
8) Downtown Apartment Rooftops – Many Downtowners have rooftops at their nifty abodes.
@jrouth enjoying some wine and a Memphis sunset.
9) Chickasaw Heritage Park – at the southern end of the Memphis Riverfront is a park worth visiting, especially around sunset with wide ranging views of the water. Take a look at this beaut!
@lizfieser missing home and thinking of these beautiful views!
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