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Head to the Top of the Rock for the best views of the Big Apple...
Top of the Rock is a stylish open-air platform in the sky. Originally built in the 1930's and inspired by the great cruise liners of the time, the viewing platform offers the best unobstructed views of New York City and Beyond. Only from Top of the Rock can you actually see the Empire State Building and the vast green space that is Central Park.
Our guide to Top of The Rock Observation Deck
Purchase Top of the Rock Tickets for fantastic views of Manhattan and beyond - visit during the day and see the city in all its brilliance or visit at night and witness the city sparkle.
Often cited as better than the Empire State Building, only from Top of the Rock can you actually see the Empire State Building itself, whilst on the other side, the vast green space that is Central Park unravels before you.
Top of the Rock affords magnificent unobstructed 360° views of New York City.
By pre-purchasing Top of the Rock tickets from us you can by-pass the public queuing system.
Simply present your pre-paid voucher at the special street-level V.I.P. voucher exchange desk to virtually eliminate the need to queue at all! Just request the time you would like to visit – either immediately or at a later time of your choice.
30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 - Enter on 50th between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
The Top of the Rock is open from 8.00am to midnight seven days a week. The first elevator goes up at 8am, the last at 11pm. Hours of operation vary on holidays including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Top of The Rock Tickets
- You will be sent an open-dated Top of the Rock Ticket Voucher allowing you to redeem your ticket on the date/time that best suits your itinerary. It is not possible to reserve a visit time in advance.
- Simply present your pre-paid Top of the Rock ticket voucher at the concourse-level Top of the Rock voucher-exchange line. The main entrance is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, on W 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. When you present the voucher, you may request the preferred time at which you would like to visit or the next available time slot, or a later time of your choice. If you choose to schedule a visit for a later time, simply return with your timed ticket at the time you have chosen to by-pass the ticket queue.
- THIS VOUCHER MUST BE REDEEMED BY 30TH DECEMBER 2024.
- As COVID regulations change frequently and at short notice, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the requirements that the USA has put in place so that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
- *CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions for Top of The Rock Observation Deck
What is Top of The Rock Observation Deck?
At the Top of The Rock Observation Deck, you can experience breathtaking panoramic views of New York City from the iconic Rockefeller Center. It's a must-visit attraction for anyone looking to soak in the city's skyline.
Can I visit Top of The Rock Observation Deck during the holiday season?
Yes, Top of The Rock is open during the holiday season, and it's a popular time to visit due to the stunning Christmas decorations at Rockefeller Center. Be sure to check the holiday hours and book your tickets in advance if you plan to visit during this time.
Can I visit Top of The Rock in the evening?
Yes, you can visit in the evening and experience the city's lights at night. Sunset and nighttime visits offer a different and equally captivating perspective.
Can I purchase tickets in advance, and how can I do so?
Yes, you can purchase tickets in advance through the official Top of The Rock website, or you can choose from various authorized ticket sellers like AttractionTickets.com. Booking in advance is recommended to secure your preferred date and time.
Duration of Visit
How long should I plan for my visit to Top of The Rock Observation Deck?
The average visit to Top of The Rock takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. However, you can stay as long as you like to soak in the views and take photos.
Food & Drink
Are there any dining options at the Top of The Rock?
Yes, there are dining options available. The Rainbow Room, located on the 65th floor, offers fine dining with stunning views of the city. There's also a more casual option, the Rock Cafe, for quick bites and refreshments.
Is Top of The Rock wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Top of The Rock Observation Deck is fully wheelchair accessible. They offer ramps and elevators for easy access, and staff members are available to assist visitors with special needs.
Where is Top of The Rock located?
Top of The Rock is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, in the heart of Manhattan.
Clothing & Accessories
Is there a dress code for visiting Top of The Rock?
There is no strict dress code, but it's a good idea to dress comfortably, especially if you plan to spend time outdoors on the observation deck. Dressing in layers is recommended, as the weather can vary.
Top of The Rock Observation Deck Reviews
The Top of the rock offers spectacular views of New York. We saw NY by night as all the day time slots had been booked despite us arriving before opening. We were not rushed and could take our time enjoying the view which was stunning. We would advise that if you want a daytime slot visit the Rock at least 24 hours ahead of time to book your preferred time slot.
Karen Lewis reviewed Top of The Rock Observation Deck 07 Dec, 2023
Amazing experience ! Highly recommend !
Trevor Bibby reviewed Top of The Rock Observation Deck 07 Jan, 2023
Fabulous view, we entered at our assigned time but still had to wait at least 30 minutes to get taken to the top. The queue coming down was horrendous snd took almost an hour, but the views were spectacular. It would have been nice to be able to get a drink and a seat at the top, but there isn't anything like that, you are just kept moving apart from when you are on the exterior balconies
Trusted Customer reviewed Top of The Rock Observation Deck 02 Jan, 2023
You can only get day tickets, you have to go there on the day to confirm a time. Would recommend going about 4-4:30 as the sun is going down for awesome pics
Michael Rose reviewed Top of The Rock Observation Deck 13 Dec, 2022
Definitely worth a visit.
Lee reviewed Top of The Rock Observation Deck 22 Nov, 2022