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Top of The Rock Observation Deck Visitors Guide and Review

Top of The Rock Observation Deck Visitors Guide and Review

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Top of The Rock Observation Deck - Location

Top of The Rock Observation Deck is located in the heart of New York City – it is right on the 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

Its exact address is:

30 Rockefeller Plaza  (70th Floor), New York, NY 10112

 

Top of The Rock Observation Deck - Contact Details

  • Phone: 212-698-2000 / 1-877-NYC-ROCK / 1-877-692-7625

 

About Top of The Rock Observation Deck

Top of the Rock Observation Deck in New York City

Top of the Rock Observation Deck in New York City

Top of the Rock is a six-level observatory on an Art Deco skyscraper at the Rockefeller Center. The deck was originally designed to resemble the upper decks of a 1930s grand ocean liner, complete with deck chairs, goose-neck fixtures, and large air conditioning vents intended to look like the stacks on a ship’s deck.

Originally opened to the public in 1933, the observation deck at Rockefeller Center was closed to the public in 1986. Following a renovation costing $75 million, the Top of the Rock Observation Deck reopened to the public in November 2005.

The Top of the Rock observatory offers fantastic 360-degree views of the New York City skyline, including fantastic views of Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, as well as the Hudson and East Rivers.

 

What to see at Top of The Rock Observation Deck

Top of the Rock Observation Deck is one of New York City’s most famous sightseeing attractions. Every day, 1000s of visitors visit the Top of the Rock.

Central Park from Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Central Park from Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Top of the Rock is an ideal outlet to watch the seasons unfold, or simply to take in an amazing sunset, because the Top of the Rock’s Observation Deck is open 365 days a year.

The Top of the Rock offers unique and amazing views of many of New York City’s famous attractions. These attractions include a panoramic view of the Central Park and the northern half of Manhattan that cannot be seen from anywhere else (including the Empire State Building observation deck).

New York’s many other landmarks are visible from here as well: the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and many more.

The bottom level of the observation deck offers 365 degree view of the New York City skyline. An escalator leads up to views from even higher perspectives.

New York City at Night - Including Empire State Building - From Top of the Rock

New York City at Night - Including Empire State Building - From Top of the Rock

There are binoculars available for hire if you want close-up views – these binoculars take quarters, so make sure you carry some if you want to use them!

The security guards can be very helpful in identifying landmarks if you’re not sure what you’re looking at. To enjoy the view from a slightly higher place and for getting better pictures, you should climb up to the main deck – otherwise, you would have to take pictures through glass.

There are both indoor and outdoor viewing areas, which means you can enjoy the view irrespective of the weather conditions.

Insider Tip: For getting a great view of the central park, you should visit the Top of the rock during the day. To enjoy the glowing city lights, including a great view of the Empire State Building, you should visit it during the evening. You can enjoy both day and night views if you arrive shortly before sunset.

 

Top of The Rock Observation Deck Hours

The visiting hours for The Top of The Rock are 8 a.m. – Midnight every day. The last elevator goes up at 11 p.m.

Top of the Rock observation deck is open 365 days a year.

 

How to reach Top of The Rock Observation Deck

You can easily reach Top of the Rock by Subway trains and buses.

 

Top of the Rock Observation Deck - Lower Level as Seen From a Higher Level

Top of the Rock Observation Deck - Lower Level as Seen From a Higher Level

By Train / Subway

You can take the:

  • B, D, F, V trains to Rockefeller Seventh 47th-50th St. Subway station
  • 6 train to E. 51st and Lexington Avenue train station
  • 1, 9 trains to 50th St. and Broadway Subway stop
  • N, R, W trains to 49th St. and Seventh Ave. train stop
  • E, V trains to Fifth Ave. and 53rd St. Subway station

 

By Bus

You can take the:

  • M1, M2, M3 or M4 bus to Madison Ave. / Fifth Ave. stop

Alternatively, you can take the New York city hop on hop off buses to reach Top of The Rock.

 

Top of The Rock Observation Deck Admission Tickets

Top of the Rock Observation Deck Cheap Discount Tickets

Top of the Rock Observation Deck Cheap Discount Tickets

Top of the Rock offers reserved time tickets, allowing guests to pre purchase tickets up to a year in advance for a specific date and time.

 

Standard Admission Tickets

  • Adults: $23
  • Children (6-12): $16
  • Seniors (62+): $23
  • Children (under 5): Free

 

Top of The Rock Observation Deck Admission Ticket Discounts

If you buy the admission tickets in advance, you can get them much cheaper – plus, you don’t have to waste your precious vacation time waiting in a line!

You can also get great discounts on the admission tickets if you buy it as a combination – as a part of a combo-tour or as a part of one of the New York City passes.

To find cheap tickets to the Top of the Rock observation deck, click here or see the details below.

 

Other Tourist Attractions Near Top of The Rock Observation Deck

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