Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
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, unobstructed view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - Midnight, last elevator goes up at 11:00 PM.Main entrance is located on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 47–50 Sts – Rockefeller Center • 2 min walk
  • 5th Ave / 53rd St • 5 min walk
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  • Anna85000
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom95 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good experience but long queues to get in !
    We had to queue outside to get in, and then again inside . We had a City Pass but still had to o get tickets, hence another line. So all in all about 1 hour wait (we had arrived at 9am at opening time, the line seemed to be bigger outside by the time we left) Great views from the top, particularly of Empire State Building on one side, and Central Park on the other. It was busy, but we were able to take some good photos.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! We're glad you enjoyed the experience and braved the crowds to visit us. We hope to welcome you back soon!
    Written July 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 22, 2023
  • AS2021
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best observation deck in NYC
    By far the best observation deck to take in the skyline of NYC. With uninterrupted views of the iconic Empire State and Chrysler buildings, you really know you're in NYC at the Top of the Rock. A visit in the evening was well worth it, watching all the lights come on across the city after watching a beautiful sunset. Good value being available on the New York Pass (a modest surcharge is payable to go at sunset). If you're only going up one observation deck, make it this one - you don't see the Empire State building from the Empire State observation deck!
    Thank you for this wonderful review! We couldn't agree more about the ESB. We hope to welcome you back to the Top of the Rock very soon.
    Written July 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2022
    Written July 24, 2023
  • SallyPembrokeshire
    Wales, United Kingdom127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    'Top Of The Rock' Observation Deck!
    Another highly recommended observation deck to experience if visiting NYC! We booked through NYC CityPASS tickets which were very simple and straight forward to use and saved us a lot of money when visiting a few of the city's attractions (see separate review) Even though we went in a peak Summer month, we visited in the morning upon opening time so we avoided what I imagine could be very long queues as other reviews have mentioned here. Staff were friendly and attentive during our visit. The views from the 'top' were incredible and you can see all over magnificent Manhattan (stunning Central Park, Empire State Building and miles and miles of skyscrapers) Great photo opportunities!
    Thank you for your 5 Star review! We are happy to hear that the staff were great and to avoid the sunset rush, you visited us first thing in the morning. You rock! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon.
    Written August 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Avadoesit
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the trip
    Beautiful views of the city in one trip. The staff is amazing as well. You’re able to find deals on this place on City Pass it simply pay $40 per person. Go early to prevent overcrowding and enjoy the beautiful views of the city.
    Thanks for taking the time to leave this response, and great advice! We hope to welcome you back very soon.
    Written September 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Taelyn C
    Dalton, Georgia1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good first time experience
    I enjoyed the view it was very cool! The entrance into the building is nice and the elevator ride was cool. The view of the city was great! It was expensive for what your doing considering its like a 30- maybe an hour thing but I'm glad I saw it. Definitely a first time in NYC kind of thing. I wouldn't do it twice!
    We're glad you enjoyed the experience and liked the views! We appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback. Hopefully you decide to come back at some point, we'd love to welcome you again!
    Written September 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 15, 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,629 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tourist experience
    Top of the Rock needs no further introduction. Yes, it is crowded as previous reviews describe but tourists will visit anyway, right? And of course, the view of the Big Apple atop is unparalleled. Getting the Express Pass is a good idea as you can skip the line to wait for the lift down (waiting to go up is a complete nonissue compared with going down).
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this positive review! We appreciate the understanding that there will be crowds at a popular NYC attraction. Great advice on the Express Pass. We hope to welcome you back again soon, have a great day!
    Written September 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 15, 2023
  • marmitchy
    Lampertheim, Germany68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome view
    An amazing experience. Visited twice. My first one was before the sunset two years ago, and it was such an experience. The view from the top is wonderful and you’ll see Empire State Building illuminated, a sight to behold. Visited NYC again two weeks ago, this time during daytime and I’m still amazed. I recommend going up before sunset and still till night time and wait for the Empire State Building to light up, it’s a view you won’t experience anywhere else. I love NYC!!
    Great advice for our future visitors! Thank you for taking the time to rate and review us. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Have a great day!
    Written September 26, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Cassandra T
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must do!
    We had the absolute pleasure of the VIP tour with David, it was fantastic and worth every cent! David shared his passion and knowledge of the history of Rockerfella Plaza, so amazing! We then toured the beautiful Rainbow Room, a step back in time, simply stunning! And then onto the observation deck! The VIP pass ensured ease of access from start to finish, no waiting in lines. I cannot recommend this tour enough! Loved it! One of the best things we did on our 4 week trip across the USA!
    Thank you for this wonderful review! David is a great guide, we're glad you enjoyed his passion and knowledge for Rockefeller Center. Come back next time you're in town!
    Written October 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 14, 2023
  • Happygoluckyhere
    187 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous views
    Fabulous views from every side of the building. Even if Central Park, which you can always see from the other high rise buildings. We could see right passed the Statue of Liberty. The only downside is the poor organisation getting in and up and the long queues to get down.
    We're sorry to hear about the issues with organization and queues. We are making improvements in these areas. We're glad you enjoyed the views and we hope to welcome you back soon!
    Written October 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 20, 2023
  • jakeabbott22
    Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible night time views
    Amazing experience we choice to see Manhattan during the night our time slot was 7:35. Very easy to find the entrance and the staff were amazing and helpful. It wasn’t too busy during the time we visited too so you could spend a bit longer taking in the views. The views were unbelievable seeing the city lit up was special that’s for sure. It was a clear night so you could see for miles proper bucket list stuff. Would definitely recommend to anyone visited New York.
    Thank you for leaving this amazing review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon.
    Written October 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 21, 2023
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shirley w
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant . Great view daytime and night . Took an hour to get out though . I think there were too many people for
The night time viewing
Written May 23, 2024
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Graham
Wishaw, UK231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent observation deck on three levels above NYC. Great views of central park and the Empire State Building. You can see the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Highly recommend this on a sunny day as the views will be even better
Written May 18, 2024
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Experience768024
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well worth a visit for fantastic views across New York.
We pre-booked tickets and there was minimal queing.
Staff we're pleasant.
We were disappointed with official photos of us sitting on "the beam". Expected the photo to be edited to look like the famous "Lunch a top a Skyscraper" but it was nothing more than a photo of us sitting on a metal beam bolted to the floor.
Written May 15, 2024
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland1,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great way to see some spectacular views of New York. Probably the best view over Central Park. There is a new attraction called The Beam but unfortunately it was out of order when we visited.
Written May 15, 2024
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aimeedav89
Llanelli, UK216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took a late trip to the top of the rock wasn’t looking forward as the day before it was cancelled for safety reasons due to heavy snow completely understandable and the staff changed our tickets promptly.

Nice friendly staff on all floors

The views blew me away I thought we would see much by my god I was mistaken!

The lifts were interactive and they were so much fun you could see all the lights for miles and miles.

We couldn’t use the the new beam as it was closed but will return in summertime and visit again :)
Written May 14, 2024
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DawnRocket123
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had an excellent day for seeing the views, lots of great things to look at!!
We had both pictures taken to remind us of this amazing day.
Written May 7, 2024
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Hi Dawn, we're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent day enjoying the views! It's great to know that you have lasting memories captured in photos. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! If you ever need assistance in the future, feel free to reach out.
Written May 10, 2024
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dmcd2410
Leeds, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our experience, all the staff where friendly and helpful. We hadn’t booked and just walked past while walking towards St Patrick’s Cathedral. Within ten minutes of booking we were looking out over New York wondering why we hadn’t come sooner. Added on the Beam experience which was great although the queue for that took some time as the cameras on on ride failed. All in all a brilliant couple of hours at the Top Of The Rock, the weather was great which helped at the top as the wind chill is quite a shock. Only downside to some maybe the price but it’s New York if your cheap don’t bother with the city.
Written May 5, 2024
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tashad195
Coventry, UK186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having done some of the other decks and even having done this one years earlier, this experience is the best one I've done!

There's a lot to do considering it's an observation deck and the new (new to me - wasn't there when I last visited) cafe at the top was really nice and such reasonable prices for a tourist attraction!

If you are seeing NYC for the first time, this is a must-do.
Written May 5, 2024
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Andy Kos
Southampton, United Kingdom129 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Mixed thoughts, by the time we got to do the Rockefeller Center we had already done One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, and Summit One Vanderbilt - so we had already seen the views, done the looking down on glass platforms - so this just wasnt wow. The view was just another version of all the other views we had already seen.

We opted for the express pass, as we wanted to be able to re-arrange our visit in case of bad weather. This was a good move in a way, as the weather was poor on the day we originally booked, and by pushing it back a day, we had amazing weather. However, the express pass, with the flexibility to rebook, was not cheap, and I did not feel the experience was worth the price. The main reason we did it is my wife was really keen to do the beam experience and get the photo - which was kind of cool - but I could easily have lived without it.

Nice experience, but overpriced.
Written April 29, 2024
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Liv F
Sheffield, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I personally believe this is one of the best views of the city. Excellent views of Central Park, Empire State Building, downtown and so much more!

We went in the day and the views were spectacular! Would recommend going when it’s light to see Central Park clearly (later in the week we went up the Empire State Building at night).

We arrived and showed our nyc sightseeing pass and was given a ticket for entry straight away.

We enjoyed a nice cold drink in the cafe.

Staff were friendly.

The layout of the top 3 floors was a bit confusing but didn’t affect our experience!
Written April 28, 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Liv! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the stunning views from our observation deck. We appreciate your recommendation and feedback about the layout. We hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable visit!
Written April 29, 2024
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