New York Top of the Rock Area

Visiting New York and heading to the Top of the Rock? This fantastic observation deck located at the top of the GE building gives tourists one of the best panoramic views of the city – including a spectacular view on the Central Park and the Empire State Building! This centerpiece building of Rockefeller Center is also famous for being the NBC television network headquarters. The deck that re-opened in 2005 is undoubtedly one of the greatest New York attractions that should be on every visitors’ list.

Here’s an important tip: when heading to the Big Apple, it is strongly recommended that you purchase one of the three attraction passes the city has to offer. The New York Explorer Pass, New York City Pass or New York Pass – each of them is meant for a different type of tourist, and all have the potential of saving you a lot of money, depending on what you’re planning to do. If the Top of the Rock is high on your to do-list, then the New York City Pass could be a good option for you, as it will grant you free entry to the Top of the Rock. This pass also gives you a special tour of the famous Rockefeller Center, right next to the GE Building, and free entry to the MOMA!

Explore Top of the Rock area in New York

If you are thinking of fun things to do around Top of the Rock area, then we have a few good ideas for you. For starters, you could head to Fifth Avenue and browse the many trendy stores like typical New Yorkers do. Extremely close to this observation deck is also the Rockefeller Center, where you can tour the lower plaza with its famous Prometheus and Atlas statues or if it is winter, have fun at the ice skating rink.

To the northeast of Top of the Rock and only a short walking distance away is the brilliant Museum of Modern Art – or MOMA. Do you have a passion for art? Then this is the place for you! Remember, entry and tours of this museum are free if you own a New York City Pass.

Broadway (THE place to see a show in New York) is extremely close to the Top of the Rock too. If you want to watch a musical like ‘The Lion King’ or ‘Les Miserables’, or a show like “Stomp”, then head to one of Broadway’s top theaters! But don’t forget to book tickets in advance (check our offers for some great deals) – these shows and musicals get sold out fast as thousands of people are coming to see them every day. Learn more about Broadway by watching our Broadway video guide.

One last piece of advice… The gigantic city of New York is experienced best by walking from one landmark to the next, as you will get to see many other attractions along the way. Why take the underground, where all you get to see is tunnels, when you can see the top NY sights instead? Of course, make sure to check distances in advance – and try to bridge long distances by taking, for example, a hop-on hop-off bus.

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