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Top of The Rock Observation Deck Tickets

With your Top of the Rock Observation Deck Tickets, see the view atop the Rockefeller Center! Visit the best observation deck in New York City as it provides something the others do not – an unobstructed view of the city, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center. But that's not the only thing that sets 30 Rockefeller Plaza apart from its competitors. With Top of the Rock tours, you also get access to two exquisite Swarovski art installations and as many observation decks as its major competitors combined, providing more vantage points than you can get anywhere else in the city.
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Our tips for Top of the Rock

  • Layer up. The difference in temperature can vary significantly between the indoor and outdoor observation decks. Hats, scarves, and gloves are best for making a quick adjustment.
  • One-shot. You only get one chance to view the Mezzanine Exhibit, which explains the history of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the Rockefeller Center. So, take your time before you enter the Sky Shuttle.
  • Extra pair of eyes. If you own binoculars, don't forget to bring them or you'll be wishing you had.
  • Save extra bucks. Booking your Top of the Rock New York tickets online will get you exclusive offers and deals along with shorter lines. You can also buy a New York CityPASS to save a great deal.
  • In a rush? Don't bother picking up your souvenir photograph at the gift shop found on the Concourse Level. Instead, go to the photo counter or self-serve kiosk and get a claim card, which allows you to input a 16-digit redemption code using the Top of the Rock website link. But be quick about it once you get home. You only have 30 days before the image disappears forever.

Good to know

The popular sitcom 30 Rock occasionally filmed the façade and inside the lobby of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. But most of the show was shot inside Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, Queens. 30 Rockefeller Plaza received official landmark status in 1985. The 70th-floor observatory and 3-tiered observation deck give you glorious 360-degree views of the New York skyline.
The Joie Chandelier by Swarovski is in the shape of 30 Rock, upside-down. Rockefeller Family & Associates currently occupies the 54th, 55th, and 56th floors.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to book a Top of the Rock tour?

    The tour is open 365 days a year, regardless of weather conditions. In New York, the humidity and precipitation vary only slightly from month to month; so, it’s all about your temperature preference. Summer typically provides the best visibility. Also, keep in mind that throughout the year, you are more likely to face foggy conditions in the morning. You can sometimes avoid the crowd by hitting the Top of the Rock at lunchtime or just before closing time.

  • Q: How do I get there?

    The street traffic is notoriously congested. Although buses and taxis are available, we recommend that you walk or take the subway once you’ve entered Manhattan. If the weather is nice and the distance isn’t long, take a stroll. It’s a great way to see things you otherwise wouldn’t notice. Or go underground and take the orange B, D, F, or M trains to the 47th–50th Streets Rockefeller Center station.

  • Q: How to find the entrance to Top of the Rock?

    The entrance to Top of the Rock is located on 50th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

  • Q: Is Top of the Rock wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, Top of the Rock is stroller-friendly and fully wheelchair accessible.

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