Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center, New York
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    Guillaume P.
    "Thus including both One WTC Tower and Empire State Building :)"(17 Tips)
    Barneys New York
    "Celebrate the holiday season with ice skating in Rockefeller Center!"(62 Tips)
    Sahar H.
    "We enjoyed 360 degree view of the city from the observation deck!"(115 Tips)
    Jason B.
    "The best kept secret is the blue bottle coffee in the basement"(3 Tips)
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  • May♍heart icon on user image
    May♍September 23, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Rockefeller Center is the hub of Manhattan! It's the place to be and centrally located to almost everything. Packed with people all the time but the crowd is part of its essence
    MEL BROWN STUDIOSAugust 24, 2014
    Got to see some pretty awesome people on set. Security is tight And there is a no photo policy but hey. That's life :) definitely worth a visit even as a tourist. Such a beautiful deco building!
  • May♍heart icon on user image
    May♍September 23, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Historical and beautiful, Rockefeller Center represents NYC at its best. It symbolizes culture, tradition, business & history. Take a walk down the promenade downstairs, offers plenty of cafés & shops
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerAugust 3, 2012
    In 2010, Tad Friend sought to achieve what had once been done by John Updike in 1956: to walk from the Empire State Building to Rockefeller Center without ever setting foot on Fifth or Sixth Avenue Read more
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayMay 2, 2012
    When in season, the Ice Rink is beautiful and fun! Any season, you can take our ferry right into Midtown, and take one of our FREE buses right here!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here to do the things that you've always wanted to do as a New Yorker but have always avoided because of tourists - ice skating, Top of the Rock, the tree lighting...the list goes on.
  • Peisa M.heart icon on user image
    Peisa ManzFebruary 1, 2016
    Love to come here during the changing of the seasons. There is always great things to do and plenty of nice restaurants. Make sure to visit The Top of the Rock to get a closer view of the skyscrapers.
  • Dawn M.heart icon on user image
    Dawn MicheleApril 24, 2015
    Between Chinatown, Empire State Building and Times Square, if you haven't gone to Rockefeller Center, then you've never been to NYC. Winter is the skating rink, summer it's a place to dine al fresco
  • Guillaume P.heart icon on user image
    Guillaume PJuly 4, 2016
    Go to the rooftop. Best view of NYC. One side you can enjoy a Central Park scenic view, the other side Lower Manhattan and Midtown. Thus including both One WTC Tower and Empire State Building :)
  • Jessica
    JessicaJuly 21, 2015
    If you like your bang for your buck, try dining at Rainbow Room-you get the view and food! A bit pricey, but if you think about the actual fare to go up the building, it may be worth it.
  • Jeffrey Z.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey ZeldmanFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    "This is not just a cluster of buildings in New York City: it is a national symbol of distinguished corporate design, far and away the finest grouping of skyscrapers ever built." Paul Goldberger
  • Cece F.
    One of the most complete and incredible Manhattan views will be seen from the Top of the Rock as the New Yorkers call it: the view from the Rockefeller Center!
  • Monica E.heart icon on user image
    Monica EscobarSeptember 26, 2017
    You must go up to the top of the rock during the day, the best view of all the city including empire state and central park! Take all the Rockefeller Center tour
  • Sahar H.heart icon on user image
    Sahar HashbalSeptember 11, 2016
    We enjoyed 360 degree view of the city from the observation deck! I absolutely loved the experience! There are lots of souvenirs shops at the center.
  • Carlos A.heart icon on user image
    Carlos AltahonaAugust 23, 2016
    Rockefeller Center is luxurious and impressive at first sight. On the other hand, The Top of Rock located on the top floor of the building has a 360° view of Manhattan. Indescribable experience.
  • Jon M.heart icon on user image
    Jon MorrisDecember 19, 2017
    Iconic plaza, but can get very packed when the tree is up. Take a trip around the corner and go up to Top of the Rock, they have the best views in the city!
  • Rewan P.heart icon on user image
    Rewan PartiDecember 18, 2015
    Rockefeller offers scenic displays throughout the year, from Christmas Tree and Ice Rink in winters to a beautiful cafe in the summer. A lot of artists perform early mornings!
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    If you’re going to go for a quadruple axel followed by a triple-toe-loop at the ice skating rink, a word of advice: it’s much easier to pull off while wearing skates.
  • Richard H.
    Richard HuntMay 9, 2014
    It is an Icon! The views from the top are exceptional. The best place to see The Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building, The Freedom Tower, The Statue of Liberty, and Times Square.
  • Carl G.heart icon on user image
    Carl GriffinDecember 25, 2015
    Make sure you visit the Rock view. It is a lot less crowded than the Empire State Building.
  • Livanos Restaurant Group
    Livanos Restaurant GroupNovember 13, 2015
    Just a block away, Oceana Restaurant honors Rockefeller Center with “The Rock” Seafood Tower featuring fresh oysters, jumbo shrimp, clams & more!
  • Edward D.heart icon on user image
    Edward DelfinoAugust 28, 2018
    Always beautiful, but especially in the spring or Christmas time! It has to be a place you at least pass through while you're sightseeing!
  • Robert P.
    Robert PJuly 9, 2012
    It's tricky to get decent photos due to reflections from the anti-suicide Perspex. You can get a small lens between the panels but anything bigger and you'll have to try your luck on the top deck.
  • Caroline D.heart icon on user image
    Caroline DengSeptember 11, 2015
    $30 Top of the Rock tickets for breathtaking views of Manhattan. Lines for the ice skating rink during the winter can take 1-2 hours.
  • Jon
    JonAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the tourist spots of NYC so it gets really crowded especially when everyone trying to take pictures. Definitely check out the Top of the Rock, NBC store and Lego
  • Leigh Anne Z.heart icon on user image
    Leigh Anne ZinsmeisterApril 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This is my favorite spot in the city, hands down. The ice rank is open until spring, so don't fight the crowds at the holidays!
  • Allie
    AllieFebruary 11, 2014
    If you're visiting for the holiday display, go early in the morning (like before 9am) and it will be comparatively calm (for New York). It looks bigger on tv.... But still pretty.
  • Gábor P.heart icon on user image
    Gábor PauluszMarch 9, 2018
    Best tour with our guide Lindsey I've ever had in the US. She was funny and informative. If you take the tour ask for the tour which she guides.
  • Victoria G.heart icon on user image
    Victoria GoulartJanuary 2, 2018
    Even though it’s really crowded during holidays season, it’s still a must go place, with all the Christmas decoration.
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BoothJuly 7, 2016
    Both the tour and Top of the Rock are well worth it. In fact Top of the Rock is much better than going up the Empire State Building.
  • Muratheart icon on user image
    MuratJuly 17, 2017
    Great location, close to many major tourist attractions. There are shops and restaurants available within the complex. One of the must-see points.
  • Nick B.heart icon on user image
    Nick BlanchardJanuary 5, 2016
    The tree is spectacular year after year...just wish I'd gone before the temperature dropped 50 degrees (and with no snow to show for it)!
  • Victoria G.heart icon on user image
    Victoria GoulartJune 23, 2017
    If you want walk a little, sit for rest, go shopping, have a coffee, almost everything! That's the reason why I love this place so much
  • Nash A.heart icon on user image
    Nash AlsJune 21, 2017
    Rockefeller building is part of the NYC heritage, great view that overlooks Manhattan from the top, it also have great cafes & small boutiques
  • High Quality Tours H.heart icon on user image
    High Quality Tours HQTAugust 28, 2015
    Check our the gardens, they change every few weeks! Learn this and much more on a luxury tour with us! Our professional guides will show you the must sees and the hidden gems of NYC! #hqt #tournyc Read more
  • Eric S.
    Eric SmithDecember 1, 2013
    Get the VIP tickets for the ice rink/Radio City Christmas Spectacular well before Thanksgiving. They sell out quickly but it's a good deal if you want to skate!
  • SAADheart icon on user image
    SAADSeptember 14, 2022
    A must see when visiting NYC
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UDecember 7, 2014
    Through all seasons you get to see something new here. Christmas tree lighting event is becoming a bit like the New Year's Eve at Times Square!
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RovigDecember 10, 2018
    Beautiful in December, but be prepared on a Saturday evening to encounter crowds so large at times you can’t move at all.
  • Yasaman M.heart icon on user image
    Yasaman MahdianAugust 29, 2018
    Amazingly beautiful. Iconic.
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaNovember 28, 2014
    Did you know: The famous, annual Rockefeller Christmas tree is generally between 75 and 90 feet tall, and requires up to five miles of lights.
  • Christophe L.
    Christophe LauerNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go there instead of the Empire State. From the Empire State, you can't see the Empire State. From the top of the Rock, you can. And lines are shorter = Less waiting ;)
  • Natalia C.heart icon on user image
    Natalia CruzMay 1, 2015
    One of the iconic guiding of NYC the lobby is pretty amazing, if you wanna go to top of the rock be prepared for wait a lot.
  • FamGroup
    FamGroupNovember 14, 2014
    Whether you’re ice skating in its world-famous rink beneath a sparkling Christmas tree catching a show at the glamorous Radio City Music Hall or going behind the scenes of your favorite TV show at NBC
  • Hot S.
    Hot SandApril 11, 2014
    I loved this place, shame about missing out on seeing the Ice rink but still a nice spot to hang out for coffee or idle around window- shopping👭👭👌
  • Reign L.
    Reign LowDecember 6, 2013
    Rocafella Center Christmas tree is up; It's a awesome sight to see and take pictures with your loved ones... Happy Holidays..
  • Mike D.heart icon on user image
    Mike DDecember 12, 2017
    Iconic building in the heart of New York City! Take the tours and see a show!
  • Andre R.heart icon on user image
    Andre Rocher 📱July 14, 2015
    If you go to the top of the rock observatory, go straight to the third floor on it. Unobstructed views are amazing!!
  • Alan T.heart icon on user image
    Alan TompasJune 8, 2012
    My favorite place in NYC. Granted it is tourist hell, but the building itself is gorgeous. Go to the top of the Rock for some amazing views..especially at night. Well worth it.
  • Mike Bloomberg
    Mike BloombergMay 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    On 5/8/12, I was here to announce that the film and TV industry spent $60 billion in NYC over the past decade and TV production is now at an all-time high:
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