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Top of the Rock: A Breathtaking NYC Experience with Sky-High Views

Perched atop the historic Rockefeller Center, the Top of the Rock observation deck offers unrivaled views of the city's skyline, showcasing landmarks like the Empire State Building and Central Park. Beyond its breathtaking vistas, it holds significant historical importance as part of the iconic Rockefeller Center. Stay on this page to discover ticket options, essential information, and tips to make your experience at Top of the Rock truly fulfilling!

Why Visit the Top of the Rock?

  • 360-Degree Panoramic Views: At Top of the Rock, you can enjoy stunning 360-degree views of New York City's iconic skyline and landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Flexible Timing: Top of the Rock offers timed entry tickets, allowing you to choose the best time for your visit and ensuring a more enjoyable experience with fewer crowds.
  • Three-Tiered Observation Decks: With three observation decks at different heights, Top of the Rock provides various vantage points, giving you a chance to capture diverse and breathtaking photos of Manhattan from different angles.
  • Engaging Exhibits: Before reaching the observation decks, you can explore informative exhibits about the history and significance of Rockefeller Center, adding educational value to the experience.

Plan Your Visit to Top of the Rock

Getting There

Timings: 9 AM to midnight, everyday

Last Entry: 11:10 PM

Closed: Top of the Rock is open throughout the year

Best Time To Visit: Early morning or late afternoon

Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, United States | Find on Map

  • By Subway: You can take the 1, 6, B, D, F, M, N, Q, or R train.
    Nearest Stop: Rockefeller Center
  • By Bus: Take the M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M7 or M50 route.
    Nearest Stop: 50th Street
  • By Car: Top of the Rock is 2.4 miles away from New York Skyports Seaplane Base.
    Car Parking: Parking is available at the Rockefeller Center SP+ garage at 25 West 48th Street.
  • Strollers are permitted, but they must be collapsible.
  • All visitors participating in the Rockefeller Center Tour are given a personal headset with a closed-circuit connection for optimal audio clarity. 
  • You’ll find restrooms on the 66th floor of Top of the Rock.
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the entire Rockefeller Center campus.
  • Top of the Rock is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • If you need any additional assistance, please feel free to reach out to the on-site staff.

Here are some dining options for you to explore after your visit to Top of the Rock:

  • Café Grumpy: Founded in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 2005, Café Grumpy is an independent and women-owned and operated coffee company with an in-house roastery, a wholesale program, a beverage line, and an online subscription serving customers nationwide. | Find on Map
  • Ben & Jerry's: A famous name in frozen treats, Ben & Jerry’s is most beloved for their innovative ice cream flavors, made from fresh Vermont milk and cream. The menu also includes sorbet, frozen yogurt, and ice cream cakes. | Find on Map
  • Magnolia Bakery: Magnolia Bakery offers freshly baked, classic American desserts, including cupcakes, cakes, banana pudding, cheesecakes, muffins, pies, cookies, and brownies, as well as a range of coffee, tea, and iced beverages. | Find on Map
  • Five Acres: Chef Greg Baxtrom has opened his first, highly anticipated, Manhattan restaurant this fall in Midtown, on the Rink Level of Rockefeller Center! | Find on Map
  • Lady M Confections: Lady M Confections started as a cake wholesaler focused on providing cakes to restaurants and luxury hotels in New York City. | Find on Map

Browse through a variety of souvenirs and memorabilia at the gift shops. Take home a memento of your visit, whether it's a Rockefeller Center-themed item or a keepsake that captures the essence of New York City.

  • You are not allowed to eat, smoke, or drink inside the Top of the Rock observation decks.
  • Photography is allowed but commercial photography is strictly prohibited. Tripods are not allowed.
  • No pets, except service animals, are allowed on the premises.
  • Large bags, strollers, and laptops are not allowed on the premises. Make sure you travel light.
  • Top of The Rock does not permit outside food or beverages. 
  • Weapons of any kind are also prohibited. 

Visitor Tips

  • Book your Top of the Rock tickets in advance to avoid long wait times.
  • Arrive at the designated time on your ticket to ensure a smooth entry and make the most of your visit.
  • Consider visiting during the evening to witness the breathtaking sunset over the city's skyline, offering you a magical and unforgettable sight.
  • Bring your camera or smartphone to capture the stunning vistas from the observation decks, including the iconic Empire State Building and Central Park.
  • The observation decks are open-air, please dress appropriately for the weather, and consider wearing layers for varying temperatures.
  • For a less crowded experience, you should consider visiting either early in the morning or later in the evening when the attraction tends to be quieter.

Why You Should Book Top of the Rock Tickets Online?

The best way to buy Top of the Rock tickets is to book them online. Enjoy the convenience of securing your tickets in advance and take advantage of discounts, making your visit seamless and cost-effective.

  • Advance Booking: Reserve your tickets ahead of time, ensuring availability and avoiding last-minute hassles.
  • Convenience: Booking your Top of the Rock tickets online helps you skip the ticket counter lines and easily purchase tickets from the comfort of your home or on the go.
  • Discounts: Take advantage of online-exclusive deals and promotions, saving on ticket prices for an economical visit.

Frequently Asked Questions About Top of the Rock

Where can I buy Top of the Rock tickets?

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What is the cost of Top of the Rock tickets?

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Where is the Top of the Rock located?

The Top of the Rock is located at the top of the Rockefeller Center in New York City, USA.

How do I get to the Top of the Rock?

To get to the Top of the Rock, take the subway lines B, D, F, or M to 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center station. Alternatively, buses M5, M7, M27, M50, Q32, and QM1 stop nearby. Follow signs to the Top of the Rock Observatory for elevator access to the observation decks.

What can I see from Top of the Rock observation decks?

From the Top of the Rock observation decks, you can see breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of New York City. Marvel at iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Central Park, One World Observatory, the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, and the vibrant cityscape that stretches as far as the eye can see.

What are the timings of Top of the Rock?

Top of the Rock is open from 9 AM to midnight, everyday.

What facilities are available at Top of the Rock?

Facilities available at the Top of the Rock include restrooms, wheelchairs for the disabled, and gift shops.

Is the Top of the Rock wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Top of the Rock is wheelchair accessible. Feel free to ask the onsite staff for any assistance you might need.

Is photography allowed at Top of the Rock?

Photography for personal use is allowed at the Top of the Rock. Tripods and professional cameras are strictly prohibited.

Is it worth visiting the Top of the Rock?

Yes, visiting the Top of the Rock is definitely worth it. The observation decks offer unparalleled views of New York City's skyline, including iconic landmarks. The flexible timing, three-tiered decks, and convenient location in Rockefeller Center make it a must-visit attraction for a memorable NYC experience.