New York Rockefeller Center Area

Visiting New York? Make your vacation in the Big Apple a truly memorable one and visit the Rockefeller Center! The Rockefeller Center is located between 48 street and 51 street on Fifth Avenue and is one of the greatest landmarks of Manhattan. It took 9 years to build it. The complex of 14 commercial buildings is huge and there’s plenty to see and do at this iconic New York attraction, also known as Radio City.

You could start with the famous Prometheus and Atlas statues that are on the lower plaza. But one of the most recommended things to do here, is taking a tour! The New York City Pass will grant you a special tour of the Rockefeller Center, among many other attractions and tours in Manhattan and even some in the other boroughs. The Rockefeller tour will also take you along Fifth Avenue and you will be able to visit the Top of the Rock. We highly recommend purchasing the New York CityPass (or one of the other New York passes – the Explorer Pass or the New York Pass) as it will save you so much time and money on your vacation. When traveling to New York, we consider it a must to hold one of these very convenient passes. Each pass fits a different type of tourist, so make sure you learn about all 3 passes and pick the one that fits you best to make the most of your time in NYC!

Get to know Rockefeller Center area in New York

Even though it’s hard to get bored at the Rockefeller Center, we are sure will enjoy discovering the area around the Rockefeller Center as well. Many other New York attractions can be found in Rockefeller Center area. First head northwest and walk to the nearby Top of the Rock. Take the elevator up to its observation deck and enjoy a fantastic view of the city (including a good look on the iconic Empire State Building)! Entrance is free if you hold the New York Explorer Pass or the New York Pass. The Top of the Rock is open 7 days a week from 8 am to midnight. Try to go around sunset – it’s the best time to enjoy the city’s impressive skyline views.

Another must-visit attraction in Midtown Manhattan is the MOMA, one of the most visited art museums worldwide. Lucky for you, from here you can walk to the Museum of Modern Art as it is only 0.2 miles away from the Rockefeller. At the MOMA, you can admire over 150,000 pieces of art by Van Gogh, Picasso and many more amazing painters, designers, photographers, and sculptors. The entrance to the museum is free if you hold the New York CityPass. It’s usually open between 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, except for Fridays when it stays open till 8 pm.

Last but not least, Fifth Avenue is packed with shops and offers enough sightseeing to keep you occupied for a few more hours (or days). So why not head there to finish your NY sightseeing adventure for the day? Shop till you drop (but consider yourself warned – this street is not known for its affordable shops…), or simply window shop and soak up the atmosphere of the many famous and trendy stores along Fifth Avenue. For more information, watch our special Fifth Avenue video guide.

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