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Top of the Rock Observation Deck

30 Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10112-0015
+1 212-698-2000
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing attraction! The unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - Midnight, last elevator goes up at 11:00 PM.Main entrance is located on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.
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30 Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10112-0015
+1 212-698-2000
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The Top of the Rock provides the best views of New York City skyline, including Central Park and the Empire State Building.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Love Top of the Rock - less manic than the Empire State Building and simply breathtaking views. We visited early in the morning so no queues. The lift ride up is cool as well. A definite must visit for NYC

Thank Troddie
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place had amazing views of New York City well worth the visit there was a ice rink at the Rockafella center and a large choice of shops and places to eat you can also get to the place via open top bus the observation...More

Thank Gillian T
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is a must as it has fantastic views. the pictures say it all and is fantastic at night. during busy months expect a queue and get your New York pass. There are lovely shops and cafes in this building and during the winter months...More

Thank tigers7446
Reviewed 20 March 2016

What a view! We did the Empire during the day and then Top of the Rock at night and it really was the best idea! It's the place to go to get a picture of the Empire State skyline and doing that at night is...More

Thank KellyHayes17
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We went 10th March, we went straight up with no queueing!! The views are spectacular. I recommend going right to the top (there is a little escalator to a smaller viewing deck). You can see the empire state, get a great view of central park...More

Thank alice p
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Great in March, 1st thing in the morning when it is not too busy. A great view on to Central Park. The Empire State still offers a better view over Downtown New York.

Thank michywilly
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Best view of Manhattan from the top. Skyride is also a must to do. Try to go very early in the morning to have a great view before the crowd hits.

Thank banuyollarda
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Fantastic view of the city, was torn between this and the new one downtown in the WTC, but glad we did this one, as is mid town has views everywhere. Great sunny day for us so was absolutely perfect. Can go up several viewing platforms....More

Thank FayeV87
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is the place to be if you wish to see the Empire State Building amidst the gorgeous NYC skyline. Best time to visit is at night or just before sunset. Make sure to check the weather though as you definitely don't want to go...More

Thank Eliiiiis
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Can you go back and forth between observation decks?
18 June 2017|
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Response from RockefellerCenter | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, you may certainly move between decks during your visit.
1. What are the highlights of each floor (67th, 69th, & 70th)? 2. Is the 70th floor open air (similar to the 86th floor of ESB)? 3. Do you recommend Top of the Rock, the Empire State Building, or both?* 4. Any tips? Thanks! Inge C. * Planning to go to... Top of the Rock - 7:45pm, Thursday, June 29th, 2017 Empire State Building - 7:45pm, Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 OR at night after TotR
18 June 2017|
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Response from AndyBaker65 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely go to both if you haven't been before. Rock gives you a great picture of the Empire State. Both are open air. Try Rock in the day and Empire at night. Don't forget the new One World Observatory as well. Tallest... More
I'm interested in visiting this attraction next Tuesday, and was wondering how long a typical wait would be with your ticket bought in advance online? Or if there are certain times you recommended that aren't as busy. Thanks!
17 June 2017|
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Response from RockefellerCenter | Property representative |
Hello! Once you have a time ticket, it takes approximately 10-25 minutes to proceed through our historical retrospective and ascend to the observation decks. We are typically busiest at sunset and least busy the closer you... More