Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Ascend 70 floors to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck for an elevated NYC summer experience full of sightseeing & interactive attractions. Featuring a 360-degree Manhattan skyline view of landmarks like the Empire State Building, it's the most romantic thing to do this season in NYC.

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Top of the Rock: So much more than the views

One World Trade Center might offer New York’s highest observation deck, but the city’s most beloved views can be seen from the Rockefeller Center and Empire State Building. Both offer their own Art Deco charm, but here’s what else Top of the Rock’s got!

A three-story deck
The Top of the Rock observation deck spans three stories, with each adding its own unique touches to the views over Central Park and the Empire State Building!

Installations
In line with J.D. Rockefeller Jr.’s patronage of the arts, the views aren’t all there is to see at the top! Currently featured is the dazzling “Radiance Wall” created by Swarovski.

Colors
Visiting with kids? Be sure to check out Top of the Rock’s Breezeway attraction. They’ll have great fun changing the colors of the room with their every move!

One of Manhattan’s liveliest locations
Hands down the best reason to visit the Top of the Rock is the hub of culture swimming at its feet. The Rockefeller Center is a must-do on any New York tourist itinerary!

Insider tips

What are the opening times?

The Top of the Rock Observation Deck is open daily from 8AM till midnight. The last elevator to the top departs at 11PM.

How much does it cost?

Ticket prices start at $30 for adults, with concessions for children and seniors. Tickets are available to buy at the entrance, but book online to avoid the lines.

Good to know

When should I visit?

8:00AM – Midnight

How to get there

Take the subway to any number of stops around Rockefeller Center, located between 5th and 6th Ave.

Is it expensive?

$30

Will I need a guide?

Not necessarily

What people are saying about Top of the Rock Observation Deck

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Worth it if you’re committed to doing a lot of things!
We found the pass to be worth it when we added up the costs of what we did and what it would have cost to do them by paying separately. The pdf information the pass provided on the 100 included attractions was most helpful and maybe we could have gotten that from other sources but it worked out well for us to plan our itinerary from the list of things the pass would pay for. Not all of our activities that we did in NY were covered, but that still was OK. You need to calculate how much you think you’re going to do on your trip to determine if it’s good for you. We did not feel like we were running all over to do things to make it worth it, but we were busy most days all day long.

New York Pass: Access to Over 100 Attractions & Tours reviewed by Alison

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ spectacular views, although a little overcrowded.
Fantastic experience, excellent staff and well managed with excellent facilities and large viewing platforms. however a little confused about where to actually start, a few more signs might help and a too many guests allowed at the same time.

NYC: Top of the Rock Observation Deck Flexible Date Ticket reviewed by Gareth

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent views of Empire State Building
The ideal time to visit is 30 minutes before sunset to get dusk and then night time panorama. We pre-booked the time slot 24 hours before attending. The easy check-in process and with security etc you are up the top in 20 minutes

NYC: Top of the Rock Observation Deck Flexible Date Ticket reviewed by PETER

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fantastic value, a great way to see all the sights
We bought the pass and I was a bit worried that we wouldn’t get our money’s worth but it exceeded expectations. We saw so many sights included was hop on hop off bus and water taxi. Easy to use and good value for money.

New York Pass: Access to Over 100 Attractions & Tours reviewed by Sarah

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