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Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

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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Do this!!
Alison_B, Sep 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Experience could not have been better. The building and observation deck were both beautiful and not crowded. The staff was so nice and everything was immaculately clean and perfect. This is a most do!!
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Awesome 360 views of city.
Russell_R, Aug 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Helpful, friendly staff. Attention to COVID restrictions was spot on. Very clean and the views were amazing. Maybe consider some round holes that would allow camera lenses to capture views without plexiglass limitations.
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Don’t miss this while in NYC
Jane_S, Dec 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
This is my second time at the Top of the Rock. The views are amazing. Everything was well organised.
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Definitely recommend,...
Olivia_E, Jan 2022
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Definitely recommend, brilliant experience, staff are very friendly and tickets are very easy to book
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Good views
David_B, Jan 2022
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
I found the ticketing process was a bit of a effort quite a long line and process to exchange my viator voucher for timed ticket .but once had a ticket for a time slot the line for entry was a few minutes. Once in it was a quick ride to top and a good indoor and outdoor areas
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The Top of the Rock was a...
Kamaal_D, Nov 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
The Top of the Rock was a great experience definitely recommend. I went with my family and my kids absolutely loved the views. Central Park was our favorite, being able to see the fall leaves 🍁 was beautiful.
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City Lights from the Top
Charisse_S, Dec 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
It was a blessing seeing the city at night! Beautiful!! My husband really enjoyed this adventure. We’ll go back again l.
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You gotta do Top of the Rock!
Shayne_R, Oct 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Top of the Rock at night offers fabulous views of NYC skyline and city lights! Highly recommend experience!
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Great views
mjbgfc, Dec 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Worth doing as the views are impressive at 60 plus levels. Tip , don’t get there until allotted time as won’t let you in early!
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Definitely worth it
Rachel_T, Dec 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Beautiful view at night. The lights are colorful, big city, felt like being at the top of the world. It was great seeing couples and families making memories.
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Sunset tour
May_L, Dec 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Seeing the Empire State Building at sunset was beautiful! We were able to city in every different direction.
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Fabulous 30 Rock
Regina_C, Aug 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Great view of Manhattan especially Central Park! Loved Top of the Rock, Manhattan. Staff VERY nice and courteous!

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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