Top of the Rock, New York City

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Get above many of Manhattan's high-rises at Top of the Rock, with an unobstructed, 360-degree view from the 70th floor. You can also gaze far and wide from protected outdoor terraces on the 67th and 69th floors. After a renovation that kept it closed for several years, the deck reopened in 2005. Designed to resemble an ocean liner's deck, the observation deck offers a bird's-eye view of many of the city's iconic buildings. A timed entry system helps keep the lines shorter and the experience less crowded than at other viewing platforms in the city. Save even more time by purchasing your tickets online. Take a look at our New York City attractions planner to schedule your visit to Top of the Rock and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I bought tickets for 5:15 pm and had to pay an additional 10$ "sunset fee". The views are stunning and unique, because both the Empire State and Central Park are close. It's only a pity that more and ...  more »
  • The ticket is a bit pinched like everything but worth it. It looks simple at one Central Park and on the other, Manhattan and the Empire State. You can see the view from 3 levels, but go straight to the third one with no windows. It's nice both day and night, but one can go before nightfall and see them both. It has a long queue to get a ticket, but it comes out directly from the Internet but you can take it out some hours earlier because many hours are booked. So you can climb up fast when you're closed.
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  • Visited the Rockefeller center top of the rock observatory. Stunning views and especially a visit for after sunset. Even thought it’s an very old construction I feel it’s so impressive till date and views are amazing overlooking NYC entirely. Should view as can get great views of the Empire State Building too. Had a much simpler scenic experience here than at the Empire State. Less interactive but all about the view. Well worth a visit, much less queues.
  • In my opinion, this place rocks! Make this trip soon. This is a wonderful experience for everyone. To all visitors, vacation guests and to all those who love to site see, this is the place high up that you want to be. Top of the Rock has the finest outside panoramic view in Manhattan. The outside observation tower whether you are North, South, East or West is absolutely breathtaking. You stand in the middle of Midtown and basically see fantastic views all around you and you are pretty high up. The elevator ride is amazing and there is a museum about historical things in New York City. There were plenty of gift shops to buy items and there is food everywhere. During Christmas, Top of the Rock and Rockefeller center are absolutely spectacular with the tree, music and lights. I encourage people from all over the world to make this their choice in New York at any time of the year and especially during the Christmas holiday to experience the Top of the Rock. Spring and summer views are breathtaking. Go during the week at dusk for the most picturesque views of a lifetime. Great weather for the rooftop is the spring! Go today. Wow! Summertime sunsets!
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