View from Top of the Rock, New York
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Top of the Rock, New York City

Updated by Dianne Titos on February 27 2024

Breathtaking City Views from Rockefeller Center's Iconic Observation Deck.

Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, United States

Woman taking photos of Manhattan from Top of the Rock, New York
You can't take enough photos of this view.

💲 Adult entry from $40

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Dining options available within Rockefeller Center

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Top of the Rock?

Top of the Rock is located at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan, offering visitors unparalleled 360-degree views of New York City.

Why should I visit Top of the Rock?

A visit to Top of the Rock provides a unique opportunity to see New York City from above, featuring three floors of indoor and outdoor viewing areas that offer breath taking vistas of the city's iconic skyline and landmarks.

What are the opening hours at Top of the Rock?

General opening hours

Monday -9am - 11pm

Tuesday -9am - 11pm

Wednesday - 9am - 11pm

Thursday - 9am - 11pm

Friday - 9am - 11pm

Saturday - 9am - 11pm

Sunday -9am - 11pm

The last elevator up is one hour before closing.

Closures and holidays

Hours may vary on holidays, so check the official website for the most current information.

View of Manhattan from the Top of the Rock at dusk, with the Empire State Building in the center
What a view! What better say to see the New York cityscape than from Top of the Rock.
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Where should I park when visiting Top of the Rock?

Parking is available at several nearby garages around Rockefeller Center. Due to its central location, using public transportation is highly recommended.

Is Top of the Rock accessible by public transportation?

Top of the Rock is easily accessible by the B, D, F, M subway lines to 47-50th Streets - Rockefeller Center station, and several bus routes.

When is the best time to visit Top of the Rock?

Visiting at sunset offers spectacular views as the city sites change from day to night, and early morning visits may be less crowded.

What are the best things to see near Top of the Rock?

There are plenty of great places close to Top of the Rock to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - A stunning example of Gothic Revival architecture, located just a short walk from Rockefeller Center.
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - Offers an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art, located nearby.
  • Radio City Music Hall - Known as the Showplace of the Nation, this iconic venue offers tours and live entertainment.
Lit up sign of the Radio City Music Hall, New York, with people walking past
The famous Radio City Music Hall is just opposite Top of the Rock.
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Common questions about Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock offers a memorable experience, with stunning views of New York City's skyline, from the bustling streets below to the horizon beyond. Here is what else to expect.

Is Top of the Rock accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, Top of the Rock is fully accessible, providing elevator access to all observation deck levels.

Is Top of the Rock free to enter?

❌ No, there is an admission charge to visit Top of the Rock, from $40 for an adult.

❗ Timed-entry tickets are recommended to reduce waiting times during peak hours or sunset.

Is Top of the Rock pet-friendly?

❌ Pets are not allowed at Top of the Rock, with the exception of service animals.

Is Top of the Rock child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Top of the Rock is a family-friendly attraction that offers stunning views for visitors of all ages.

Is Top of the Rock a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Top of the Rock is open throughout the year, offering different but equally stunning views in each season.

Are refreshments available at Top of the Rock?

✔️ Dining options are available within Rockefeller Center, with a variety of choices for meals and snacks.

Are there restrooms at Top of the Rock?

✔️ Yes, Top of the Rock has public restrooms for visitors to use.

What else is useful to know before I visit Top of the Rock

Photography is allowed, making it an ideal spot for capturing memorable photos of the cityscape.
The entrance to the Top of the Rock viewpoint in central New York. Showing queues of people
Head to Top of the Rock and you are in for a visit to an unforgettable New York City attraction.

Where to stay near Top of the Rock

There are plenty of great hotel options in Midtown Manhattan, just a short distance from the stunning heights of Top of the Rock.