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Top of the Rock Observation Deck
30 Rockefeller Plaza
Manhattan
NY
10019
Tel: 212 698 2000

Directions

The Rockefeller Center Garage is located at 25 West 48th Street. This garage is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Where are we going today?

Start spreading the news, that there is a place where you can see incredible 360 degrees of New York City - it never sleeps, so there will always be something to explore!

At 70 stories up, you can look at one of the most iconic skyline from Top of the Rock Observation Deck. It's pretty impressive! When you arrive, you will climb into their high-speed shuttle that sends you zoom up to the sky! Make sure you spend some time at the multimedia history exhibits, where you can see all about the story of the Top of the Rock, and the Rockefeller Center itself!

Before you get off at the Mezzanine Exhibit, there is a theater where you can view a short video about the art and history of the Rockefeller Center too. 

Then, in less than a minute, you're at the top! It's also the ONLY 360 crystal clear view of New York City and beyond without obstruction. 

The 67th and 69th floors include fully transparent outdoor terraces. The 70th floor provides a completely open air, panoramic 360-degree view of the city!

Once at the top, it's not just the view that is there to entertain you! The Breezeway is where you can step into a room and be assigned a color, and lights of that color will follow your every move. Pretty cool!

So why not take a moment whilst in New York City, and see the city from a whole new angle! Who knows, from the top, you might spot your next family day out!

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When can we go?

8am - midnight, daily. Some holiday hours close early

All year round.

I'm Hungry!

There are many dining options on the concourse level of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (where you exit the elevators).

Healthy Eating!

There are plenty of healthy options on the concourse level, and you're also in New York City too!.

Any Top Tips?

Allow around an hour, as that is the average length of stay!.

Need a little extra help?

The Top of the Rock is fully accessible!.

Can I get one of those?

There are gift shops to pick up merchandise and gifts on New York City AND Top of the Rock too!.

More information

The first elevator goes up at 8am, and the last ticket sold is 11pm, and the last elevator goes up at 11:15pm..

What people are saying?

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    I was here mid-October 2014. You'd think by carefully prebooking your time/ ticket, you'll actually catch daylight/sunset, right? Clearly, I was mistaken - the line ups are MUCH longer than we were led to believe... it took well over an hour of line up for the first elevator, another line up, security screening, line up after long winding line up, to a theatre line up, followed by, o yeah another longggg line to get to an elevator that actually takes you to the top of the Rock. The city lights are breathtaking, but my pictures taken through the...Read More

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    I really loved the views from the top of the rock. Great place for photos and for the views. I like this view the best because you can get the Empire State Building in your photos here which makes for a wonderful photo. I did not like the price which was $29, but its a tourist trap so what can you expect. You are not allowed to use the plugs on the top of the rock, I was told to unplug my phone from a security guard, so if you are going to charge your camera or phone, make sure you cover it up with a backpack or something.

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    If you're torn in choosing between Top of the Rock and Empire State Building, come to Rockefeller. Both are going to be chock full of tourists, but Top of the Rock is still less known for the majority. The staff are very efficient at making sure guests move to the destination. And if you believe the New York skyline isn't complete without the Empire State Building in view, you won't have to miss it! You get great views of lower Manhattan as well as Central Park. Be prepared that it is very windy and significantly colder up at the top!

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    cool place, 30 bucks to go up are worth it. going at night is also a good tip, less crowded and the view is amazing in a different way. don't forget to bring drinks/water, up there they are really expensive

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    Sunset is the time to go, but not if you're afraid of crowds. The views are magnificent and while the decks enclosed in glass are good, they can kind of ruin photo opportunities. The top deck is in the fresh open air, but FULL of people all trying to get as close to the edge as possible, mostly on the Empire State Building side. As the sun set, the crowds dispersed and the city came to life. So did my camera. But as tripods are frowned upon, not that there'd be room to set one up anyway, I had to improvise. We called by in the morning to book tickets...Read More

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by Star Bourne

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I was here mid-October 2014. You'd think by carefully prebooking your time/ ticket, you'll actually catch daylight/sunset, right? Clearly, I was mistaken - the line ups are MUCH longer than we were led to believe... it took well over an hour of line up for the first elevator, another line up, security screening, line up after long winding line up, to a theatre line up, followed by, o yeah another longggg line to get to an elevator that actually takes you to the top of the Rock. The city lights are breathtaking, but my pictures taken through the smudgy glass panels were kinda underwhelming. Brace yourself for another epic line up to leave, which left me well, a little bitter to say the least. I am not saying don't go(realistically expect line ups for any premium public view of NYC), just go prepared to stand and WAIT and if you hope to catch a sunset go well in advance. (And they won't let you queue into the lines prior to your ticket time.)

by Daniel Woosnam

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Sunset is the time to go, but not if you're afraid of crowds. The views are magnificent and while the decks enclosed in glass are good, they can kind of ruin photo opportunities. The top deck is in the fresh open air, but FULL of people all trying to get as close to the edge as possible, mostly on the Empire State Building side. As the sun set, the crowds dispersed and the city came to life. So did my camera. But as tripods are frowned upon, not that there'd be room to set one up anyway, I had to improvise. We called by in the morning to book tickets for the evening, sunset times sell out fast.

The Weather

Thursday

Conditions: Chance of Rain
Temp: 65° F / 18° C
Humidity: 75 %
Wind: SSW - 4 MPH

Friday

Conditions: Rain
Temp: 60° F / 16° C
Humidity: 86 %
Wind: ENE - 17 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Chance of Rain
Temp: 63° F / 17° C
Humidity: 91 %
Wind: NE - 11 MPH

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