As one of the three most popular Observation Buildings in Manhattan, Top of the Rock has its own uniqueness. Located within the Rockefeller Center, you’d never believe what 360 degree breathtaking unobstructed views of Manhattan can be seen right there in Midtown Manhattan.
There are three levels of viewing decks. The Radiance Wall (and gift shop), the outdoor Breezeway and the roof deck. The open-air roof deck on the 70th floor is the highest observation deck of the three. It doesn’t have a gated closed in feel, it’s open and free. The sweeping views of Manhattan include lots of the famous landmarks and a clear view of the Empire State Building.
All tickets for the Top of the Rock are with a time slot. Tickets without a time are available but need to be exchanged for one with a time upon arrival. Tickets may not be available for hours later so it is advisable to get timed tickets. When we arrived, the friendly staff greeted and helped us get to the security line which then led us to the elevator up. The ride up with the elevator Sky Shuttle is really quick featuring a show of lights. Once on the observation deck visitors can stay as long as they want. We went during sunset – one of the most popular times. It was quite crowded but awesome at the same time.
Posted: May 14, 2019
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30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
8:00am – Midnight
Last elevator up at 11:00pm
As Sunset is the most popular time to visit Top of the Rock, entries during designated sunset times are an additional $10 per ticket.
Upgrade to Sun & Stars to visit Top of the Rock twice within 24 hours. Visit during the day and return after sunset to see the city in a whole new light.
Sun & Stars Ticket
Child (6–12): $45
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 20 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Monsey: 50 minutes