Elevate your Rockefeller Center experience with a breathtaking view of New York City from the Top of the Rock Observatory. Hop onboard the elevator, zoom up to the 70th floor and admire the best view in all of NYC. The views are spectacular and provide photo-ops of the Big Apple skyline, including the Empire State Building and Central Park.
Daytime, sunset or at nighttime - anytime is the right time to visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Get a million-dollar-view of NYC and come back home with stunning pictures.
Find below all the different types of Rock of the Rock tickets.
This ticket takes you 70 floors up to your choice of one of three observation decks and sweeping 360-degree views of the NYC landscape.
Add US$ 10 if you wish to visit during sunset time.
The VIP pass provides immediate entry to the observation decks and let you skip the line.
The guided tour lets you explore the iconic Rockefeller Center by foot with a historian guide.
Top of the Rock tickets are available online through the official website and online travel agencies such as Viator, Headout and Getyourguide. It is a good idea to considering purchasing tickets beforehand to secure your spot, especially if you want a guided tour or tickets for sunset time.
There are currently a few ways to combine Top of the Rock tickets with other attractions in New York City, including:
Top of the Rock Observatory is part of Rockefeller Center in NYC. 30 Rockefeller Plaza is an Art Deco skyscraper that was built in 1933 and originally called the RCA Building. The landmark is often shortened to 30 Rock and includes the headquarters for NBC. If you are food lover, don't miss the Rainbow Room restaurant, another famous place located inside the building.
30 Rock stands 850 feet high and is among the tallest skyscrapers in New York City. Its observation deck, Top of the Rock, competes with other observation decks in the area, including the Empire State Building Observatory and One World Observatory.
The Top of the Rock Observatory is a combination of indoor and outdoor decks on the 68th, 69th, and 70th floors of the building. The deck is designed to resemble an ocean liner. Visitors will appreciate its world-class views of the NYC skyline.
Visitors cherish panoramic views of the city as the building sits a little further away from other skyscrapers compared to the Empire State Building. The 30 Rock observation deck best highlights the impressive scope of Central Park.
Before you reach the top decks, the mezzanine level includes the brilliant Joei Chandelier along with exhibits regarding the history of Rockefeller Center.
Yes, there are several NYC attractions passes worth considering. Right now, Rockefeller Center is currently running a special with New York CityPASS. The package allows you to save as much as 44% off box office prices by seeing multiple attractions during a certain amount of days.
There are other city passes to consider, including the New York Pass, NYC Explorer Pass, and Sightseeing Pass. All three passes currently include entry to Top of the Rock among the other NYC attractions. However, you will still need to select an anticipated time you plan to arrive at Top of the Rock beforehand.
Crowds generally build as the day goes along. Traditionally, the busiest times at Top of the Rock are late afternoon. You can avoid the crowds by arriving at Rockefeller Center as early as possible, from the hours of 8 - 10 am. Top of the Rock is also open late, so visits after 10 pm don’t have a ton of crowds yet are not always accommodating for visitors with children.
Top of the Rock Observatory at Rockefeller Center is open seven days a week. The regular observatory hours are 8 am to 12 am. Please note that hours can vary on holidays, including Christmas and New Year’s Day.