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Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

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5,782 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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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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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!
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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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View of a lifetime
Andrew_f, Aug 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Booking the tour was very easy with there web site. Staff was very courteous and friendly and the views were awesome.
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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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Panoramic experience
Marilou_F, Aug 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
Awesome views of NYC , A Panoramic views great tour Thank you , Viator looking forward to the next tour.
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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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Top of the Rock
Ambrose, Aug 2021
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
The observation deck was great! I enjoyed the view with my family. The weather was nice & cool. It was a very pleasant memorable experience!
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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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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.

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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