Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Scenic Lookout
Rockefeller Center, New York
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  • Cezar L.
    "Great view of the central park, and of the Empire State Building!"(66 Tips)
    Nuno F.
    "Very nice place to enjoy NYC skyline and cheaper than Empire State."(18 Tips)
    Rafa E.
    "Come for last elevator at 10:45, night views are awesome"(11 Tips)
    Ashwini P.
    "New York skyline view is the best from here..."(4 Tips)
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  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyAugust 25, 2014
    There is a shorter line if you enter from the underground entrance. From the 47-50th subway station walk north underground and follow the signs.
  • Кирилл С.
    Thanks for free wi fi at the top :)
  • Davor I.
    Davor I.January 9, 2011
    Feels like standing on the top of the world, baby, top of the world! Be smart and get a MoMA/ToTR combo ticket for 30 bucks (sold at MoMA).
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LenahanJuly 9, 2011
    Very cool elevator ride!
  • Emma D.
    Emma DilemmaJuly 22, 2010
    If you want to see the NYC skyline with the Empire State Building in it, this is the best way to do it. Scope for some amazing photography!
  • Crystal H.
    Crystal HarrisonJune 11, 2014
    Free app available with audio tour. Fills the time while waiting in line, but if the line is short be sure to skip ahead to match your location. Go at night and see the Empire State bldg lighted.
  • Florian W.
    Florian WinterJune 13, 2015
    Better than Empire State Building because you can *see* Empire State Building
  • Queen A.
    Queen AphroditeOctober 31, 2012
    This probably has a better view of NYC than being on the top deck of Empire state building (I've been to both)
  • Nicolas E.
    Nicolas EvensMay 23, 2015
    If I'd have to pick one observation deck, I'd chose this one. Buying untimed ticket on the web is useless, you still have to queue to schedule the visit, it's slower than buying tickets at the automat
  • Vlad S.
    It's beautiful here at night.But I think it will be prettier with the day light.
  • Sacha K.
    Expensive, but worth it!
  • Lorena N.
    Lorena NascimentoSeptember 4, 2014
    Check out the view of Central Park and Empire States
  • Robert C.
    Robert CortesDecember 2, 2011
    Awesome field trip
  • Erika
    ErikaMay 23, 2015
    The best view!
  • Tristram M.
    Tristram McKayAugust 15, 2014
    First morning we were in New York, our first stop was Top of the Rock. Best decision ever, because it helps put things into a massive context - you get great bearings and a sizing of Central Park
  • Mark M.
    Mark MouldMarch 30, 2016
    Best view of NY. You can't see the Empire State Building if you're standing on it so see it from The Rock instead.
  • Ira
    IraOctober 11, 2014
    Great View. Come here by night and it's even better.
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.November 3, 2014
    Book in advance
  • Suhaib ∞
    Suhaib ∞May 22, 2016
    Amazing view
  • Robert P.
    Robert PJuly 9, 2012
    Enjoy the "Charlie and the great glass elevator" view through the glass roof as the lift ascends.
  • Stella R.
    Stella RicciMay 31, 2013
    Get there early enough to get a good spot at the top facing south at around sunset.
  • Anastasia A.
    Anastasia ASeptember 12, 2014
    Amazing view
  • Kaitlin B.
    Kaitlin BlakemoreSeptember 1, 2012
    Get tickets to go up to the observation deck at sunset!
  • Nic V.
    Nic VizJune 16, 2012
    For you ladies traveling single, leave your pepper spray behind since they'll take it away!
  • Leonel P.
    Leonel PeragalloSeptember 20, 2011
    it has the best night view of the city
  • Martijn B.
    Martijn BuddingMay 19, 2013
    Great alternative to the Empire State!.
  • Jorge P.
    Jorge PantojaAugust 14, 2013
    Much better view when compared to the empire state.bulding.
  • Heidi .
    Heidi 😼May 25, 2014
    Terrible reception
  • James K.
    James KimMarch 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit the TOTR around sunset and stick around. You'll witness the gotham in transition.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ComerfordJuly 9, 2013
    Skip the lines at the Empire State Building and come here. You get a designated time to board the elevators and 3 decks to view New York City from. Also- check out the ceiling at Rock Center.
  • A S.
    A SJuly 4, 2015
    Great view - Empire state, central park, statue of liberty.. you see it all. The best part is, book your tickets for a specific time and avoid the long queues, typically seen at the empire state.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel Marco FernandezNovember 15, 2016
    There is no need to pay for this. You can go to the 65 bar that is one floor below for free.
  • Rick D.
    Rick DavisNovember 13, 2012
    Great views go do it!
  • Alischa W.
    Alischa WunschNovember 20, 2009
    Done the Empire State Building? Cues too long? Head to Top of the Rock and get amazing views of Manhattan and the Empire State Building. Amazing at night.
  • Kelsey G.
    Kelsey GloverDecember 9, 2013
    Best time to go is sunset 🌞
  • Taro S.
    Taro SeoMarch 19, 2012
    If you are planning on visiting other museums, I recommend buying the New York City Pass.
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  • Gianluca D.
    Gianluca DMAugust 13, 2013
    Hands down, one of the best views of Manhattan.
  • Melody W.
    Melody WrightApril 14, 2013
    Way cheaper than the empire with just as good of views. Plus, it's only $14 if your military, police, or firefighter.
  • Jörg W.
    Jörg WandererApril 18, 2011
    Allow for 1-2 hours of waiting time. Might be important if you want to take blue hour shots.
  • Andres P.
    Andres PNovember 21, 2009
    great views, get a $2 off coupon on 50th street entrance
  • Vito T.
    Vito TartagliaOctober 13, 2015
    Try to go up just *before* sunset, and enjoy great view of the city with last sun rays and then with night lights.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ConkeyApril 13, 2012
    A great place to get night time shots of lower Manhattan
  • Susanna D.
    Susanna DemarchiJanuary 4, 2015
    The decks are awesome! Nice view and you can make some amazing picture! Nothing is gonna ruin the skyline!
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LucianoJanuary 4, 2016
    Just a must go for everybody at NY
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupMarch 5, 2013
    On a clear sunny day you can see ALL of Manhattan...it hands down has the best view of the city! It's expensive, but well worth it for the photo ops and the futuristic elevator ride!
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielSeptember 24, 2014
    New York's best view!!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 20, 2012
    Try to find Times Square.
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerAugust 26, 2014
    Beats the Empire State Building for two reasons: 1. Your view of Manhattan now includes the ESB, and 2. The glass around you means an unobstructed view and comparatively better photos of yourself! ;)
  • Patricia O.
    When purchasing tickets from other vendors, you have to exchange your passes for tickets with scheduled time to go to the top.
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