New York the Top of the Rock

Traveling to New York for a well earned vacation? Then you are probably already researching and planning for things to do and see when you’re there, right? If you are looking for great views of the city, including the Central Park and the Empire State Building, then you should climb up – or take an elevator if you want to save some energy for exploring other attracitons – to the Top of the Rock.

Located at the top of the GE building, this observation deck offers one of the best views of the city alongside other attractions the Rockefeller has to offer, like the Sunken Plaza, the famous Atlas and Prometheus Statues, or the NBC studios, where the ‘Today Show’ Studios are located… As you can imagine, it’s impossible to get bored at the Rockefeller Center! If you happen to be here during Christmas time, then check out the huge Christmas tree and the indoor iceskating rink and enjoy the special atmosphere.

Don’t miss a visit to Top of the Rock

The deck of the Top of the Rock itself was re-opened in 2005 and it is now offering an amazing bird’s eye view of the best Manhattan attractions. Seeing the city from above from such a different perspective really gives you a better idea of the Big Apple. Entrance is free if you hold the New York Explorer Pass or the New York Pass – very convenient prepaid attraction passes that we highly recommend for any NY traveler. The observation deck is open daily from 8 am to midnight, and it’s especially recommended to go there during sunset to enjoy spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline while the sun is slowly setting.

Check our NY video guides for more information about the 3 different New York passes that are on offer, and watch our travel guides about Fifth Avenue, Times Square and many more to learn more about other great places to visit in the area.

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