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Top of the Rock Tours

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One of New York City’s most famous buildings, 30 Rockefeller Plaza boasts panoramic views from its sky-high observation deck, Top of the Rock. Visitors can access three levels for both indoor and outdoor glass-walled platforms offering unobstructed, 360-degree vistas of the sprawling metropolis. The skyscraper, which houses NBC headquarters, was formerly known as the GE Building and is now the Comcast Building. 

The Basics
On the way up are a handful of exhibits, including the Swarovski-created Radiance Wall and Joie Chandelier, a short historical video shown in the theater, and the mezzanine, home to artifacts and photos documenting Rockefeller history. The observation deck offers a popular spot to view New York City from above, especially due to the large viewing area and because you can see a clear look at the Empire State Building and Central Park. For the best experience, book your timed Top of the Rock ticket in advance with your chosen date and time slot. Visitors can also opt for VIP access to skip the elevator lines or a Sun and Stars ticket to visit twice in 24 hours and catch the views both in daylight and after dark. To uncover more of the history and architecture of this famous landmark, book a Rockefeller Center Tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Visitors pass through a security checkpoint before entering. Food and beverages are not allowed.
  • Bring your camera to snap photos of the city from the Rock observation deck.
  • Kids under 6 enter free, and collapsible strollers are allowed.
  • Top of the Rock is fully accessible.
  • There is no time limit for visits to the Top of the Rock. Most travelers allott about 45 minutes for the experience.
  • While Top of the Rock does not feature a restaurant or bar, dining can be found in Rockefeller Center, plus the 65th-floor Bar SixtyFive.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in the building.

How to Get There
Set at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown Manhattan, the 1933 art deco Rockefeller Center houses the Top of the Rock. The main entrance is on 50th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The closest subway is at 47-50th Street/Rockefeller Station.

When to Get There
Reserve your ticket in advance for a timed entry between 8am and 11:15pm (the site closes at midnight daily). Try to plan your visit for a day with clear skies for the best views. The site is busiest around sunset and after dark as travelers catch a look at the city illuminated; early morning visits are less crowded. Top of the Rock is open 365 days a year.

Best NYC Spots for City Views
Top of the Rock offers one of the best views of New York City. Other attractions with notable views include the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the High Line, and the One World Observatory. With the city’s sea of skyscrapers, many New York restaurants and bars feature rooftops and outdoor decks that attract both locals and visitors.
Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 10112, USA
Hours: Open daily 8am - 12am
Admission: Adults: US$34
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

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Get the best view in all of New York City from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Plaza. Soak up three floors of indoor and outdoor viewing areas and admire the Big Apple’s popular landmarks, such as One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and more.
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New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 30 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 30 days
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New York City Explorer Pass

New York City Explorer Pass

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Simplify your trip to the Big Apple, save time and money, and gain access to more than 100 New York attractions, experiences, and tours with this New York Pass. Choose from 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 10-day pass options, granting you access to top NYC attractions including the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, cruises, and more. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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New York City FreeStyle Pass and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

New York City FreeStyle Pass and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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See more of New York City's top attractions with this multi-day, hop-on hop-off bus tour, with one or more attraction tickets and discount card included, depending on the option you choose. With your 2- or 3-day pass, you're whisked across NYC with hassle-free bus travel, commentary from your guides, and bus loops covering uptown, downtown, and even Brooklyn. Along the way, see top sights like the Statue of Liberty and Central Park, cruise through neighborhoods from Greenwich Village to Times Square, and of course, hop off any time you'd like.
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Grand Central Station, Rockefeller and Top of the Rock Small Group Walking Tour

Grand Central Station, Rockefeller and Top of the Rock Small Group Walking Tour

Get an in-depth introduction to one of the most iconic neighborhoods in New York City. Enjoy the spectacular architectural beauty of Grand Central Terminal, the New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center and the many famed skyscrapers around Bryant Park, while you listen to their historical background and little-known stories and legends.
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NYC: Top of the Rock Observation Deck Flexible Date Ticket

NYC: Top of the Rock Observation Deck Flexible Date Ticket

Take in 360-degree panoramic views of the Big Apple from Top of the Rock’s iconic observation deck. From Central Park to the Empire State Building, see it all from up in the air. This flexible date ticket allows you to plan your visit around the weather.
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  • 1 hour
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Private 8-hour Tour: Highlights of New York with Top of the Rock entrance

Private 8-hour Tour: Highlights of New York with Top of the Rock entrance

Enjoy this private full day tour with your own private driver and official tour guide and explore the vibrant city of New York. Get ready to explore the most emblematic and nicest spots in this wonderful city. We will pick you up from your hotel or place of choice in New York and take you on this private tour, with your own chauffeur and guide to The Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Top of the Rock and many more fantastic sites of NYC. Amongs other places you will visit: - Times Squares - Rockefeller Center - Central Park - Radio City Music Hall - Broadway - Fifth Avenue - St Patrick’s Cathedral - The Empire State Building - and much more! The tour has a total duration of 8 hours from the moment of pick-up and drop off. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 8 hours
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New York Icon Photography Tour

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Discover how to achieve the best shots of the Big Apple’s iconic landmarks on this photography tour with a pro photographer. Rather than wasting time hunting for suitable subjects and using trial and error; get hands-on tuition to quickly find the best locations, pick up the right techniques, and learn how to frame and shoot perfect images. Stops include the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and other highlights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private NYC Highlights by Chauffeured Escalade

Private NYC Highlights by Chauffeured Escalade

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Make the most of your time in New York on a private tour of the city’s highlights. Your personal guide and separate chauffeur ensure easy access to locations on the day’s itinerary, which is customized to fit your needs and interests. You’ll see more of the city than you ever could by foot, cab, or public transit, and leave with an insider’s perspective on its most iconic neighborhoods.
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  • 6 hours
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Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour

Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour

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Many visitors pass through the Rockefeller Center without taking the time to fully appreciate the artistry of the art deco complex. On this tour, explore deeper and get a close-up look at the murals, sculptures, bas-reliefs, and other decorative features of the Rockefeller Center, listening to informative commentary as you go.
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Affordable Central Park Bike Rental

Affordable Central Park Bike Rental

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Experience New York City by bike on a self-guided tour that allows you to explore the city at your own pace. Pick up your bike rental from a convenient location between Central Park and Times Square, and then pedal to your choice of destinations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or beyond.
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3-Day Immersive Photography Workshop in New York City

3-Day Immersive Photography Workshop in New York City

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Spend three days seeing the sites, landmarks and top attractions of the Big Apple during this dream tour for any photo buff. Hit nearly every city highlight and learn from a professional photographer how to best capture these icons in images. Make stops at the Brooklyn Bridge, Radio City Music Hall, the Flatiron Building, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center and more. This totally immersive city experience is perfect for serious photographers who already have an understanding of composition and camera settings. An unlimited one-week metro card and admission to Top of the Rock are included in the tour.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Top of the Rock hours of operation?
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Top of the Rock hours of operation: Open daily 8am - 12am. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Top of the Rock tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Top of the Rock can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 12 Top of the Rock tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Top of the Rock 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Top of the Rock costs USD 41.37. Guided Top of the Rock tours start around USD 41.37 per person. See all 12 Top of the Rock tickets and tours on Viator.
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