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  • 11 mentions in Is it a good idea to visit NYC in December?

    • Van M.

      Van M. said, " a real nice time to visit since the holiday window displays can be seen at the major department stores. The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree should also be up and decorated. The ice skating rinks are opened. There is a delightful holiday..." See More

    • Katie C.

      Katie C. said, "...There aren't necessary as many outdoor festivals as in the spring, summer, and fall, but you can go ice skating at Rockefeller Center, maybe check out StubHub for cheap concert tickets or the TKTS booth for theatre tickets. Even walking around..." See More

    • Kristina K.

      Kristina K. said, " umbrella. The city is decorated for Christmas and the store fronts are decorated over the top. The ice rink in Rockefeller Center is nice to see but I had fun skating in Central Park and it was also less crowded. A..." See More

    • Matt B.

      Matt B. said, "...beautiful. But it'd be fair to also consider it very annoying: the huge crowds at the major tourist attractions (especially the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and Times Square) are pretty unbearable if you're a local or you don't consider yourself a touristy..." See More

    • Albert C.

      Albert C. said, "...December is a great time to visit NYC. Macy's Herald Square, Times Square, Rockefeller Center with the lighting of the Christmas tree. With a low budget you can enjoy these things for free. The decorating of store fronts, Radio City Music Hall..." See More

    • Doug T.

      Doug T. said, " have warm winter gear - which you could always buy here. The city can be crowded near Christmas-y sites, like Rockefeller Center, but its also very festive. Cozy restaurants and bars with fireplaces etc. And can be very romantic! Stay..." See More

    • Mayra J.

      Mayra J. said, "...If you do make the trip, I recommend visiting the holiday shops Union Square Park, viewing the Christmas Tree at the Rockefeller Center and enjoying the skating rinks located throughout the city such as Wollman Ice Skating Rink or Bryant Park Ice..." See More

    • Lisa C.

      Lisa C. said, "...festive things to do, even on a budget. You can explore the windows on 5th Avenue. Check out the tree in Rockefeller Center. If you want to ice skate, you can do so there or at Bryant Park. It's also fun..." See More

    • Barbara D.

      Barbara D. said, "...a popular show and you want good seats.) There is a Brooklyn tour of homes decorated w/fabulous lights and of course Rockefeller Center is decked out for the holidays. Can ice skate there or in Central Park. The stores along Madison Avenue,..." See More

    • Debbie L.

      Debbie L. said, "...City Bakery or L.A. Burdick Chocolate or hot toddies at Shoolbred's!), see the ice skating rink and Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center, see all the Christmas store window displays on Fifth Avenue, feel all of the holiday festivities and spirit,..." See More

    • Frank L.

      Frank L. said, "...Yes great time to visit Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center all decked out. Dress warm enjoy!!!..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Top things to do that are free and not free in NYC?

    • Rocio A.

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      Rocio A. said, "...dos imperdibles. Me encanta el ambiente y los restaurants en el Highline!! En el Midtown Manhattan esta por supuesto Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building Observation Deck, Radio City Music Hally me encanta tambien tomarme un cafecito en el muy..." See More

    • Sarah L.

      Sarah L. said, "...Hi Andres, There are already many tips on Trippy to enjoy your stay in NYC. But to be short : Rockefeller Center to admire the city of NYC on a sunny day, walk in Central Park (and sometimes there are dancers in..." See More

  • 2 mentions in I'm traveling to New York City staying close to Time Square.

    • Georgia G.

      Georgia G. said, "...umbrella will spare you wait time or think about making it a late night walk on Fifth Avenue to see the Rockefeller Center tree, skaters and musical light show on Saks Fifth Avenue when crowds (might) be thinner. I highly recommend the..." See More

    • barton k.

      barton k. said, "...Ice skating in Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, or Central Park is always fun. Bryant Park has a winter village with shops and little eateries around the rink...." See More

  • 2 mentions in First thing to do after landing in NYC?

    • Courtney R.

      Courtney R. said, "...don't think you can go wrong with the answers above but just to add to that... I would immediately check out Rockefeller Center. Yes, I said go to one of the biggest tourist traps in the city but as someone who..." See More

    • Tessa T.

      Tessa T. said, "...taxis & co-mingle with other tourists. And finally when you’re dizzy from the crowd, jump in a rickshaw cab over to Rockefeller Center, Central Park Grand Central Terminal, 5th Ave for shopping, Herald Square Bryant Park,Madame Tussauds New York B.B. King..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best road trips on the East Coast.

    • Thom L.

      Thom L. said, "...Chinatown New York for other world experience. Art galleries in SoHoare free. Walk TriBeCa, Fifth Avenueand Park Avenue. Times Square to Rockefeller Center is a great walk with lots to see. MOMA and Metropolitan Museum of Art are fantastic world class museums..." See More

  • 1 mention in Anything we can do in NYC during a 9-hour layover in December?

    • Aloringny ..

      Aloringny .. said, "...have time to catch the lights of the city! Get a driver to take you into Manhattan for a glimpse of Rockefeller Center the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue or maybe elevator up to the Observatory at the World Trade Center. Enjoy!..." See More

  • 1 mention in Events on Fathers day in NYC?

    • Brew J.

      Brew J. said, " do in NY as you can walk around and see so many iteresring landmarks and buildings that are famous, like Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Times Square (interesting to see, but not my favorite), etc. My..." See More

  • 1 mention in Hotels/motels on a budget during two weeks East Coast road trip

    • malinda w.

      malinda w. said, "...Adventure Aquarium Washington D.C.- anything on Pennsylvania Ave NW The White House Lincoln Memorial Howard University New York World Trade Center Rockefeller Center Madame Tussaud's Washington DC Radio City Music Hall Times Square circle line boat/helicopter tour megabus tours..." See More

  • 1 mention in Lesser known art galleries in New York, San Francisco and Orlando?

    • Ellen E.

      Ellen E. said, "... Rockefeller Center houses one of the largest and most impressive Art Deco assemblages in the world - both outside and inside. Walking through the maze of buildings on the first floor, you'll see wall-size murals, sculpture, columns, architecture and more. You can..." See More

  • 1 mention in What can I do with my kid in New York City at night?

    • Jeff D.

      Jeff D. said, "...Head to Serendipity 3 for food then over to Rockefeller Center...." See More

  • 1 mention in What to do with two full days in NYC?

    • Michael F.

      Michael F. said, "...You might consider Rockefeller Center one night during the first week in December. (I don't know the exact date, but it is usually the first week sometime.) That is usually when they "light the Christmas tree". It's great fun to be there..." See More

  • 1 mention in First time in the City -- highlights?

    • Denise I.

      Denise I. said, "...Katz's Delicatessen Empire State Building Little Italy Chinatown New York Central Park Rockefeller Center Times Square Empire State Building..." See More

  • 1 mention in Itinerary in New York

    • Courtney R.

      Courtney R. said, "...into Disney) • Have lunch at one of the restaurants on Restaurant Row (Le Rivage is excellent) • Walk over to Rockefeller Center and see that • St. Patricks Cathedral • Head over to Radio City Music Halland take their tour (even..." See More

  • 1 mention in free or cheap things to do in NYC

    • Carly W.

      Carly W. said, "...such as Chinatown New York, Little Italy, Union Station, High Line Park, New York Public Library, Times Square, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn Bridge. I would say that Statue of Liberty Ellis Island is worth the tour $. 9/11 Memorial..." See More

  • 1 mention in Day trip in New York City - Recommendations

    • Nicolette o.

      Nicolette o. said, " cafes/restaurants around Chelsea (New York), which you'll be near. Depending on how early you get in, seeing the tree at Rockefeller Center could be fun (the earlier, the it'll be crowded). If you want to escape the crowds, head toward..." See More

  • 1 mention in New year's eve at Manhattan?

    • Christopher E.

      Christopher E. said, "...Day 1--Chinatown in Manhattan and in Chinatown in Flushing. Day 2--Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Day 3--Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, St. Patricks Cathedral Day 4--American Museum of Natural History Day 5--Museum of Modern Art Day 6--Times Square and Times Square..." See More

  • 1 mention in Two days in New York, what to see?

    • Kaydee B.

      Kaydee B. said, "...The Mall til you exit the Park. For a good view you can go to the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center and then walk over to Grand Central Terminal to see the main terminal. You can get a classy drink..." See More

  • 1 mention in What should I absolutely, positively not see or do in NYC?

    • tina t.

      tina t. said, "...of the Rock is better than Empire State Building . Areas to consider: Def Central Park -beautiful (museums are awesome too). Rockefeller Center is ok-for a 1 time look except there's also tons of tourists here too. Gramercy Park area is nice,..." See More

  • 1 mention in Bringing my little sister with me to New York City. What should we do?

    • Debbie L.

      Debbie L. said, "...designer store windows. Other photo-worthy attractions on or just off of 5th are Radio City Music Hall , Trump Tower , Rockefeller Center (might still be able to skate there!). And even though I might've seemed too old for it, I really..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are top 3 NYC experiences for kids?

    • Brian K.

      Brian K. said, "...If you find yourself near Rockefeller Center, Bill's Bar & Burger is a reliable ace for kids. Good quality burger type food, I remember kids menu and crayons and all that stuff. We showed up a little before 12noom which was..." See More

  • 1 mention in Art related places apart from museums?

    • Ellen E.

      Ellen E. said, "... Rockefeller Center- the walls, floors, elevators, ceilings, murals and more are probably the greatest expanse and collection of art deco in the country. Truly amazing!Grand Central Station - stories of windows, "sky" ceiling in the main room, clock at information desk..." See More

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