Top of the Rock Observation Deck
New York has a unique skyline that’s best seen from above, and the Top of the Rock is one of the top spots to take in this world-famous view. After stepping through the doors of the iconic Rockefeller building and buying your tickets, a fascinating exhibit explains the history of the building.
If you have a head for heights then don’t miss the interactive beam walk, where it feels like you’re one of those brave construction workers having their lunch high above the city in the famous photograph Lunch atop a Skyscraper. That photograph was taken during the Rockefeller Centre’s construction in 1932, but don’t worry, you won’t be in any danger of falling!
When you’re ready to get the best view in the city, simply step into the glass roofed elevator that will whisk you up to the 67th floor in under a minute.
Top of the Rock, top of the world!
Right in the heart of Manhattan, the Top of the Rock Observation Deck will blow you away the moment you leave the elevator. The panoramic views are incredible, and the observatory has both indoor and outdoor sections spread over three floors. The first two levels have glass walls, so you can walk around feeling like you’re right on top of the city.
The view over Central Park is breathtaking, and as you walk the final steps to the 70th floor, you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views of the city. This level has no glass or metal walls, so your view is completely unrestricted. If there was ever a time to take photographs in New York, this is it! Use the hashtag #TopoftheRock to share your photos and see how other visitors have captured their day.
Look out towards the Empire State Building, Times Square and the dazzling skyscrapers that grace the city and create that iconic New York skyline. There’s simply no better place in the city to see it all than at the Top of the Rock.
Take your time and explore the Rockefeller Centre
There’s no time limit to your visit to the top, so once you’ve taken in the sights you can head back to the elevator at your own pace and continue your day with a visit to the world-famous Rockefeller Center. This vast building is filled with shops and cafés, all decorated with unique artwork. You can even join up to a tour to get the lowdown on the history, sculptures, and secrets of this incredible plaza.
Make an evening of it
The Top the of Rock Observation Deck is open from 8am until midnight. This makes it a fantastic place for an evening visit. Get a truly unforgettable experience and see the bright lights of the City That Never Sleeps at night. This is an unrivalled way to experience the energy and buzz of New York, and just how big it really is! Finish your evening with a cocktail at one of the Rockefeller Centre’s glitzy bars, or visit one of the restaurants for dinner in style.