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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  • Safari785212
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not cheap, but a must do…
    As anything else in NYC, the trip to the top of the Rockefeller center is not cheap. But it does deliver. Thus view is in my opinion the best observation deck view there is in NYC: nice direct line of sight towards Empire State and downtown, as well as all other direction. Taking stunning pictures is easy here… staff is quite unfriendly and very directive.
    We really appreciate this review! Thanks for taking the time and we hope to welcome you back soon. Have a great day!
    Written May 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 2, 2023
  • travelgirlie123
    Georgia242 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Views!
    Visited during the busiest week of the year-between Christmas and New Year's. Ordered tickets online w/a fast elevator to the top to avoid the lines (more expensive, but well worth it this time of year). Opened ended time on the tickets, so we timed it to be there a little before sunset to see the city in the daylight, at sunset, and all lit up at night. Everything went smoothly except for the annoying young women who hogged the very front of the top on the Empire State Building side. They stayed FOREVER taking the same selfies over and over and over. Luckily, we had a pretty good view, but not so for others. We left and went to a lower deck and when we were leaving that deck, the girls were still in front of everyone (and still taking pix). Most people take a few minutes to enjoy the view, take a few pix, and then have the courtesy to move and let others enjoy the front row view, too. I wish workers had been up there to help w/situations like that.
    We appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback. We're glad to hear that your experience was mostly smooth, but we're sorry to hear about the aspect that took away from the overall experience. We will be passing this review along to management for further review so that hopefully your next visit is a 5-star experience!
    Written May 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Written May 4, 2023
  • nadia r
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good views, horrible staff
    The views were spectacular after sunset. 50% of the employees are very nasty and try to be funny by embarrassing the guests. You’d think that a NYC attraction such as this one would train its employees to treat the guest better, considering the cost and travel for many of us.
    We're sorry to hear about this. We are passing this feedback along to management. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, have a wonderful day.
    Written May 7, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 6, 2023
  • Anna85000
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom96 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 Kingdom32 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 Kingdom135 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
    3 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, China14,570 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, Germany63 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
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J B
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great views. Ticket desk / lifts downstairs in the Rockerfeller building, not fantastically signposted but pretty efficient. No good cafe in the building to kill time waiting as it's all in the basement. We didn't love the "surprise" lift but it certainly makes it a more memorable ride... kids above 10? I think count as adult prices, but children's tickets are only a couple of dollars less than adults.
Written April 17, 2024
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Stephanie J
Tamaqua, PA13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
So disappointing. We've taken many people to the Top of the Rock over the years because it was an informative experience that culminated in spectacular views of the city. It was MUCH more expensive and so much less value. The slow walk through reading about the history of the building and the wonderful video are gone ...up the steps, cram into an elevator...dump out into chaos of ridiculous rope cues that are not well marked. They have taken up space on the viewing on the 69th floor with "The Beam" ...for an extra $25 per person they raise you up a few feet and take your picture. We'd already paid $43 for little more than great views. We were on a school trip and thought from our previous experiences that this would be a great way to learn about this wonderful building. So very, very disappointed.
Written April 14, 2024
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We are truly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. Your feedback is valuable to us as we strive to provide our guests with an informative and enjoyable visit. We appreciate your loyalty and hope to have the opportunity to make it right for you in the future.
Written April 16, 2024
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amberpip
Kildare, Ireland46 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Would recommend for the views but getting out was a nightmare. Seriously....... Only one lift to get out of the place. It took us a whole HOUR to get out. Very badly organised !
Written April 11, 2024
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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the wait to exit the building. Your comments are valuable to us and we will look into ways to improve the efficiency of our exit process. We hope you will give us another chance in the future.
Written April 12, 2024
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Joseph A
Turnersville, NJ90 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointed. Too expensive for the opportunity to look out the windows. The The Beam… just not worth it. Right now I’ve waited for over an hour to get an elevator out of here. There are much better things to do in NYC. Stay away.
Written April 11, 2024
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We're sorry to hear about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and apologize for the inconvenience you faced with the elevator wait time. We'll address this issue with our team to ensure a better experience for our guests in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Written April 12, 2024
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Daniel
Manchester, UK45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Waiting in ques to get in and even longer to get out. Spent more time waiting to leave than we did observing the views. Would not return.
Written April 8, 2024
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Hi Dan, we're sorry to hear about your experience with long wait times. We strive to provide a pleasant visit for all our guests and will address this issue with our team. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll give us another chance to make it right.
Written April 9, 2024
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Kspeller
Enfield, UK914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are lots of buildings you can go up to see the sights of New York, this is one of the best. None of the observation deck visits are cheap, it's actually cheaper to go earlier as sunset times are more expensive. Didn't really have to queue, you're not rushed at all, there's plenty of history to read up on and different levels of deck to visit. You can also have your photos taken on the famous 'steel beam' which is fun. The bunting itself is also an architectural delight, so it's not just worth visiting for the views!
Written April 7, 2024
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Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come back again soon!
Written April 8, 2024
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pete 7
43 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Positives - staff friendly and helpful, views, not too crowded at the top
Negatives - queues either end to go up and down. Prices in the gift shop were offensive. Overall cost is needlessly high
Written April 7, 2024
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Hi Pete, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you found our staff friendly and enjoyed the views. We apologize for the long queues. Your comments have been noted and will be shared with our team for improvement.
Written April 8, 2024
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Åsa A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I want to thank all personal that help our family then my daughter got ill while we were waiting in the que. Very professional staff that took us aside and checked on us until the taxi arrived. She was feeling fine after some food and sleep. We were not able to visit The Top of Rock this time but we will come back another time.
Written April 7, 2024
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Thank you for sharing your experience. We're glad to hear that our staff was able to assist you and your daughter during a difficult time. We look forward to welcoming you back for a visit to The Top of Rock on your next trip. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon.
Written April 8, 2024
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graciemae05
belfast11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrible experience...for 20 minutes of viewing we spent 40 mins queuing to exit.shocking organisation no communication.would not want to see it in an emergency.
Really need to try better given the numerous other observation decks that are doing this better
Written April 6, 2024
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We are truly sorry to hear about your experience, Gracie. Your feedback is important to us and we will address the issues you mentioned to improve our service. We strive to provide a seamless and enjoyable visit for all our guests and will work hard to ensure a better experience in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Written April 8, 2024
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Freddie P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were rude and arrogant. The beam got shut off and no estimated wait time, no help with getting refunds.Very unhappy
Written April 6, 2024
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We are truly sorry to hear about your experience, Freddie. This is definitely not the level of service we aim to provide. Your feedback is valuable to us and we will work to ensure this does not happen again. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Written April 8, 2024
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