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Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

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5,735 Reviews
Open daily 8am - 12am
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 10112

The Basics

The observation deck is a popular spot from which to admire New York City, especially the Empire State Building and Central Park. For the best Top of the Rock experience, book your timed ticket in advance with your chosen date and time slot.

You 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 by both day and night. 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

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Top of the Rock - Chicago & Dallas
Vincent_L, Jul 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Top of the Rock Observatory was excellent for touring the city and seeing NY from up top. Highly recommend it
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Extraordinary view
Beulah_H, Jul 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Great customer service staff and clean scenery. Awesome view of Manhattan. Beautiful view of Central Park and the sky lines.
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Wow, what a view!
Lydia_S, Jul 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
There were many photo opportunities. Workers were professional and courteous. It was a sunny clear day, great for pictures.
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July 4th celebration
Maria_C, Jul 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
It's awesome, was able to see July 4th fireworks from the top of the rock. The views from the top is beautiful, we had a great time.
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Great views!
Jamie_O, Jul 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Wonderful views. It was a great experience for me and my daughter. Loved that you could get 360 views. We will definitely do it again.
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Unforgettable experience
Jerlyne_D, Jun 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
We are originally from NY and haven’t been to the Top of the Rock in ages. It was my kids first time ever. They were speechless. We moved about 4 years ago to another State and my second oldest couldn’t stop saying how much he loves it here and how this city is the best. Honestly as soon as your up there you realize how beautiful NYC really is. The experience is a must. I know my kids will remember this moment forever.
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Don't Skip The Top of the Rock!
kcortave, Jul 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
The most incredible views of the city. The whole experience was incredible! Loved the photo op with the green screen, the elevator ride with the see-through top, and the staff was warm and welcoming. This is a MUST do for anyone who wants to get phenomenal city pictures, and be able to view it all from one place. I would absolutely do it again!
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Fantastic View
Angela_H, Jul 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Fantastic view of the city. Everyone was very polite and willing to help if we had questions. This experience was recommended to us and I would definitely recommend to others.
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Don’t Miss!!
Patricia_W, Jun 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Always a wonderful experience. Ended up going at sunset two days in a row. Each time is new with a different sunset and watching all the building lights come on over an hours time frame. Always about a two hour journey Fun!! A don’t miss evening
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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.
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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.
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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!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visitors pass through a security checkpoint before entering; food and beverages are not allowed.

  • Kids under 6 enter free, and collapsible strollers are allowed.

  • Top of the Rock is fully wheelchair accessible.

  • There's no time limit for visits to Top of the Rock, but expect to spend around an hour there.

  • While Top of the Rock doesn't have a restaurant or bar, dining can be found in Rockefeller Center, as well as 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 timed entry between 8am and 11:15pm (the site closes at midnight every day). 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 have rooftops and outdoor decks that attract both locals and visitors.

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