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Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

star-4.5
5,691 Reviews
Open daily 8am - 12am
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 10112

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.

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Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

star-5
Top of the Rock
Douglas_G, Jun 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
For me, the most memorable was to be able to share the experience with my nine year old son, on his first trip to New York.
star-5
Must see
Sonny_P, May 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
This is a Great tour. I highly recommend this tour specially if it's your first time to New York it offers plenty to see. Our tour guide was Tyler she is amazing and knows her stuff. Thank you Tyler for the great experience.
star-4
One in a life time experience!
Jesus_J, May 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
The staff is very friendly and professional it was an awesome experience. I would recommend it to anyone that is vesting or even locals that want to learn more about there city NYC!
star-5
Exceeding my expectations!
Kerri_C, May 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
The view, the whole experience not to mention the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my first time in NYC and look forward to returning.
star-5
Girls day
Ronica_D, May 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Absolutely amazing! All staff were incredibly friendly, helpful & were amazing with our children who were silly & asked them all kinds of questions along the way.
star-5
The tickets were super...
Felica_K, Mar 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
The tickets were super easy to redeem at the counter and customer service helped me with any of my concerns.
star-5
Worth it!!
Beth_H, Mar 2020
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
We were in New York for only a few days and did very little “educational” things. We came for the shows and shopping. We did the Top of the Rock and the 911 Memorial Park and both of them were well worth our time. Top of the Rock has an amazing view of the city and several different levels to take photos on. We paid an extra dollar to get a printed out map of all the buildings and enjoyed locating all of them! Would recommend for sure!!!
star-5
Astonished, Happy, Enjoy
Yazeed, Nov 2020
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
It was amazing experience, the staff were alll friendly, the view you can never get bored of, especially with covid they had it all safe and smoothly going! I will for sure go back with more friends
star-5
Top of the Rock Views Spectacular
Jules, Feb 2020
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Top of the Rock is sensational .. beware when booking with Viator.. it’s a voucher but not a ticket .. still had to queue to actually do it !!! Not what I expected
star-5
It was amazing
Emma_H, Dec 2020
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
There was no line so I went straight to the top and was able to stay for hours. I got to observe from all daylight times. From a super sunny day, I got to watch the sunset and watch all of the night life come alive. For sure the best experience!
star-5
amazingly beautiful
Steven_P, Oct 2020
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Amazing, speechless! Will return with more of my family. Definetly something to come visit. An experience you will not forget.
star-5
The view
Micheal_C, Oct 2020
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
A beautiful place to go and get a spectacular view of the city easy to get to and a must see while in nyc

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Top of the Rock