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Top of the Rock

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York
From $39.20*
Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York
From $39.20*
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing attraction! The unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree...more
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30 Rockfeller Plaza, Enter on West 50th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, New York City, NY 10111
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Reviewed yesterday

First time visiting The Top f the Rock. It was absolutely beautiful. We went up top during the sunset time, it was cloudy that day but still well worth it. I highly recommend the sunset time, but buy your tickets in advance. Its different views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jo1368
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to view the city. We could see forever and found helpful visitors and staff to enhance our visit. I highly recommend this viewing site. I did not do Empire State Building, but did this instead for similar view

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joyce D
Reviewed yesterday

Different views, well worth the time to go up and visit. Would have been better on a clear day. It was foggy and rainy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nikki4765
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In my opinion it was the best view of New York, absolutely loved it, you can walk around at different levels and there are plenty of opportunities to take fab photos

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravellerC12345
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited top of the rock at night time . This allows spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline , the view of The Empire State with the freedom tower and lower Manhattan is an image I will always remember.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank telali2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having gone to the ticket booth to purchase a ticket to go up the building we were told the next available time is 5.45 which was the time our flight left. I thought it would be worth a try to ask if there is anyway...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vickyquinlan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pre booking is a must, but once you get to the top what a 360 view, the whole of New York in front not much else to say really well worth the visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank heatherlogan1958
Reviewed yesterday

I wanted to see the sunset so brought my tickets for the times marked with the "sun". Once we arrived 5 minutes before our time of 3:50pm. There was a long line to be scanned in, then a line for security, then a line for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda M
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Top of the rock has the best view over Manhattan if you ask me. Last time I went to NYC i went there during the morning and this time in the evening. Both great views! Went there around 7-8 pm and there wasn’t any que.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simone8000
Reviewed yesterday

Went at 8:00 pm so we could see the skyline at night!! It was one of favorite places we visited. Beautiful sky!! At that time of night it was not very crowded. We were able to go right up!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 9, 2018|
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Response from Caroline T | Reviewed this property |
Very unlikely I think. It tends to be very busy with big queues. The simple trip up and down takes about theee quarters of an hour without any queuing. I think it would be a big rush and stressful and unlikely you would... More
October 26, 2018|
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Response from Only_the_two_of_us | Reviewed this property |
There were people using selfie sticks when we were there so as long as it's hand held and not needing to be put up in a space as a tripod would I would think it's ok but maybe try and call/ email them to check.
October 24, 2018|
Response from FrequentFlier265703 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, all done on the phone, via their website. And there’s no need to collect or print; you’ll get an e-ticket on your email with a QPR code which the staff scan at the door.
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Fort Smith, AR
When to do what? (4 Replies)
OK, my wife and I have finally figured out what we want to do while in New York City on Friday and Saturday (November 21st and 22nd) and Sunday morning (November 23rd). We are flying out of Newark at 1:45 on Sunday afternoon. Since we really only have two full days in NYC, we want to make sure we make the best use of our time. I'll list below what we are wanting to do and then I'd like for you all to help me out with some sort of a schedule of when is the best time to do what. Top of...More
November 09, 2008|
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Okay here's a few suggestions; - Museum of Modern Art has free entrace on Friday (i think after 4:00) otherwise it is an automatic $25 dollars per person. - Top of the Rock is better and has shorter lines than theEmpire State building ..... some people say to go in the evening - Wall Street should been seen on Friday when they is some activity going on during business hours. Chinatown and Ground Zero should be grouped in the same day since they are all in the same general area. -...More
Sydney, Australia
Do you have to pre book all sightseeing? (2 Replies)
I've finally bought all our internal flights for our stay in America. We will be in NYC from 25th June to 4th July. My husband said we have to pre purchase all our tickets for sightseeing, is this correct? or can we rock up on the day and just stand in line? is there an advantage to pre purchase? Some of the things we want to see are Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, 9/11 museum, Intrepid, Museum of Natural History. We are a family of two adults, 11 year old...More
May 18, 2014|
Response fromrdglady|
It is advisable to pre-book the Statue of LIberty, then you can go first thing in the AM and avoid some of the lines. If you want to actually enter the pedestal or climb to the crown it is ESSENTIAL that you pre-book. The 9/11 museum is brand new. Right now plenty of tickets are available but who knows. There are sections of the museum which are very very hard to look at. I read a news article that said one section is no admittance for under 11. Now, your daughter is older--but you need to...More
CityPass vs NYpass is it worth ? (4 Replies)
Hi all I have almost 6 days to "kill" with my 13y kid in NY the places i would like to visit are : 1.The Empire State Building Or the TOP OF THE ROCK 2..Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island . 3.Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. 4.Madison Square Garden. 5. Grand Central Terminal and for me i like to eat local food , and i saw there are allot of food tours . so my question is it worth buying one of the NY tickets ? casue i saw there is allot of diffrence between them in money...More
August 15, 2017|
Response fromnytraveler2016|
No - you do NOT want these either of these passes. While they may save a little money they waste a lot of time and insome cases prevent you from getting to the parts of the sights you want. For SoL you must get tickets direct from the official site - statuecruises.com - online far in advance. Crown tickets sell out at least 3 months in advance and Pedestal/Museum tickets sell out at least 3 weeks in advance. there is no pass that can get you these tickets. (You can trade the pass for a...More