Rockefeller Center Tickets & Tours

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Rockefeller Center | NYC’s iconic cultural and entertainment hub

Step into the heart of Manhattan, and you'll find yourself in the embrace of Rockefeller Center. Built in 1939 by the Rockefeller family, this place isn't just a cluster of buildings – it's a living, breathing hub of style, entertainment, and New York City's contagious energy. On this page, we're about to unlock the doors to the iconic Rockefeller Center, where every visit is a brush with elegance and innovation. Keep reading to find out more about visiting the Rockefeller Center, including ticket options, highlights, & helpful tips.

Why visit the Rockefeller Center?

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  • A symbol of New York: The Rockefeller Center has played a significant role in the cultural history of New York City. Over the years, it has evolved into a symbol of resilience, growth, and prosperity.  
  • Architectural marvel: Immerse yourself in the Art Deco architecture of Rockefeller Center, a testament to design brilliance and historical significance.
  • Diverse entertainment options: From seasonal ice-skating to live performances, the center hosts a range of activities suitable for all ages.
  • World-famous art: Admire public art installations and sculptures, including the iconic Prometheus statue, enhancing the cultural ambiance of the space.
  • Panoramic views of the city: Ascend to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck for breathtaking views of the New York City skyline.
  • Legendary events: It is home to Radio City Music Hall, one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world, and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Plaza is a beloved tradition that attracts millions of visitors.

Plan your visit to the Rockefeller Center

Getting there
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Monday to Sunday: The Rockefeller Center is open 24/7 throughout the year. 

Closed on: Rockefeller Center is open throughout the year.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Rockefeller Center is during the holiday season between November to January. Although crowded, the various activities, festivities, events, & decorations will make your visit completely worth it.

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Address:  45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, United States | Find on Maps

  • By subway: Board the B, D, F, or M train and alight at the Rockefeller Center station on 47-50th Street or take the N, Q, or R train and disembark at the 49th Street station.
    Nearest stop: 49th and 50th Street
  • By bus: Take the M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M50, or M7 bus routes to get to the center.
    Nearest stop: 50th Street
  • By car: The Rockefeller Center is approximately 16 miles away from the John F. Kennedy airport.
  • Parking: You can easily find parking at the Rockefeller Center at 53 West 48th Street in New York.
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  • Restrooms
  • Baby-changing stations
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Information centers
  • Security services
  • Lost and found
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Retail and dining facilities
  • First aid stations
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • ATMs
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  • Wheelchair accessibility is assured at both Top of the Rock and the Rockefeller Center Tour, ensuring a seamless experience for all visitors.
  • You can request printed transcripts for all short films presented during the Top of the Rock experience.
  • Every guest on the Rockefeller Center Tour receives a personal audio headset, guaranteeing an enhanced and clear audio experience throughout the tour.
  • Service animals are embraced in all public spaces at Top of the Rock and Rockefeller Center. 
  • Collapsible strollers are allowed in the facility.
Rockefeller Center restaurants
  • Rock Center Café: Situated in the heart of Rockefeller Center, this casual yet sophisticated restaurant serves contemporary American dishes with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Rainbow Room: An iconic fine-dining establishment located atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the Rainbow Room offers an elegant setting, breathtaking views, and a menu featuring upscale American cuisine.
  • Morrell Wine Bar & Café: Known for its extensive wine list and gourmet menu, Morrell Wine Bar & Café provides a cozy and upscale ambiance for wine enthusiasts and food connoisseurs alike.
  • Bill's Bar & Burger: A popular spot for casual dining, Bill's Bar & Burger offers a relaxed atmosphere and a menu featuring a variety of burgers, sandwiches, and classic American comfort food.
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From casual clothes to high-end jewelry, you’ll find almost everything at the Rockefeller Center. Here are some of the most popular stores inside.

  • The LEGO Store
  • FAO Schwarz
  • Banana Republic
  • Lego Technic Store
  • M.A.C Cosmetics
  • Tous
  • Anthropologie
  • L'Occitane en Provence
  • Michael Kors
  • Kate Spade New York
Rockefeller Center itinerary

Half-day itinerary: Start your visit at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, then head to Rockefeller Plaza and check out the ice-skating rink and Prometheus statue, and finish up by browsing through the shops at Rockefeller Center for souvenirs and gifts.

Full-day itinerary:

  • Morning: Start your day with breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, explore Rockefeller Plaza for iconic photo ops with Prometheus and the seasonal Christmas tree, then indulge in breakfast or brunch at a restaurant inside.
  • Afternoon: Head to NBC Studios Tour for television production insights, then delve into Radio City Music Hall's history and architecture on a guided tour; refuel with lunch nearby or in a fine dining restaurant at Rockefeller Center.
  • Evening: Choose between ice skating or a show at Radio City Music Hall, then shop at the Plaza or Fifth Avenue, dine at a diverse restaurant, and end with a scenic stroll around Rockefeller Center.

Frequently asked questions about Rockefeller Center tours

Are Rockefeller Center tickets available online?

Yes, you can conveniently book your Rockefeller Center tickets online.

How much is the Rockefeller Center tour?

The Rockefeller Center guided tour is priced at $29.40 for a single adult.

Can I book a Rockefeller Center tour in advance?

Absolutely! To avoid queues and ensure a seamless experience, it's highly recommended to secure your Rockefeller Center tour tickets in advance through online booking.

Do I need to print my Rockefeller Center tour tickets?

No need for printing. Rockefeller Center accepts electronic tickets, allowing you to display them on your smartphone or mobile device for easy admission.

Can I cancel my Rockefeller Center tour?

Yes, you have the flexibility to cancel your Rockefeller Center tickets up to 24 hours before your scheduled visit for a full refund.

Can I skip the line with online Rockefeller Center tickets?

Booking tickets online allows you to skip lines at the ticket counter, granting direct entry to the attractions by presenting your electronic ticket.

What will I see on the Rockefeller Center guided tour?

On your Rockefeller Center guided tour, you’ll get to visit NBC studios, Radio City Music Hall, Christie's Auction House, & more!

Are discounted tickets available for the Rockefeller Center tour?

Children below the age of 6 do not require tickets for the Rockefeller Center tour.

How long is the Rockefeller Center tour?

The Rockefeller Center guided tour lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Can I visit Top of the Rock with my Rockefeller Center tickets?

No, access to Top of the Rock is not included on the Rockefeller Center guided tour.