Top of the Rock, New York, New York

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30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, New York 10112

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(212) 698-2000

http://www.topoftherocknyc.com/

  • 6 mentions in What should I absolutely, positively not see or do in NYC?

    • Kristin R.

      Kristin R. said, "...and Times Square . If you really want a high-up view of the city from a skyscraper, you can go to Top of the Rock... it's got a great view of Central Park, but it's still a tourist trap. Time Square is nothing..." See More

    • John J.

      John J. said, "...of the New York skyline and harbor. I recommend you not to go to Empire State Building, instead go to the Top of the Rock because you can get the Empire State Building in your photos. While there are only slightly fewer tourists at..." See More

    • tina t.

      tina t. said, "...who work in the city but Grand Central Station is a piece of artwork and should be considered. Have heard that Top of the Rock is better than Empire State Building . Areas to consider: Def Central Park -beautiful (museums are awesome too). Rockefeller..." See More

    • Selina T.

      Selina T. said, "...because of the wait, so if you find yourself with limited time and just want to see a great view, try Top of the Rock instead. That said, if you have enough room in your budget, I would highly recommend getting a "skip the..." See More

    • Sarita B.

      Sarita B. said, "...long lines at the Empire State Building. it's not entirely worth it. if you want a great view - go to Top of the Rock instead...." See More

    • Douglas M.

      Douglas M. said, "...2 hours to get up and down as there was only on elevator working at the time. I would definitely choose Top of the Rock for views of the city instead. There were a lot less people, it took only 20 minutes to..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What are the top 5 can't miss tourist attractions in NYC?

    • Alyce M.

      Alyce M. said, "...to see it. As for the Empire State Building Observation Deck I would save your money and instead go to the Top of the Rock. The view of Central Park is amazing and it is less crowded. Plus then you can walk around..." See More

    • Georgia G.

      Georgia G. said, "...Deck is also a time consuming thing and not worth it unless the sky is clear. there is the option of Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Plaza that is the next best view and has a studio tour. 5th Ave shopping is really..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Two days in New York, what to see?

    • Kaydee B.

      Kaydee B. said, "...Central Park then walk down 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..." See More

    • Erika P.

      Erika P. said, "...see the New York skyline, and don’t mind a bit of touristy in your schedule, then book a visit to the Top of the Rock. It’s an alternative to waiting in that horrifically long line at the Empire State Building, and you get..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Cool, trendy and budget friendly places to visit/eat in NYC in October?

    • Bart M.

      Bart M. said, "...Choose Top of the Rock instead of the Empire State Bldg if you wan to avoid long lines and discomfort...." See More

    • Bryan F.

      Bryan F. said, "... Top of the Rock is good, as you can get a picture of the Empire State Bldg from there. Also, see if you can get tickets to something like the Tonight Show. Once did a trip that consisted mainly of seeing tapings of shows...." See More

  • 1 mention in In New York for 3 days, 1st time ever, and want to make the most of it!

    • Nars K.

      Nars K. said, "...of Liberty on the Staten Island Ferry 2) Ground Zero 3) Wall St 4) Empire State Building Observation Deck or the Top of the Rock for the view of the city - get the express tickets 5) The Metropolitan Museum of Art 6) Central..." See More

  • 1 mention in Visiting NY for the time in April...what important tips can you give me?

    • Nars K.

      Nars K. said, "...Island Ferry - To see the Statue of Liberty and the amazing skyline of NYC downtown. The ferry ride is free Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building - Get tickets in advance (if possible the express ones) to avoid long lines..." See More

  • 1 mention in Which sightseeing pass is the best in NYC?

    • Jared H.

      Jared H. said, "...NH would be enough. The Statue of Liberty can be done with a visit to WTC and can be booked separately. Top of the Rock offers better skyline views than Empire State Building Observation Deck but I guess it's less iconic. And don't forget..." See More

  • 1 mention in First thing to do after landing in NYC?

    • Ashley &.

      Ashley &. said, "...If it's your very first trip to NYC, go to the Top of the Rock to look out over the city. You can also ride the Staten Island Ferry for free, which gives amazing views of the city and the Statue of Liberty. The..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the best museums and historical sites all throughout NYC?

    • Lola G.

      Lola G. said, "...it has a lovely serene sculpture garden. http://noguchi.org/ Historic sites to see: Empire State Bldg, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Times Square, Top of the Rock, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park, Little Italy, Chinatown New York, NBC (NY) Employees FCU, United Nations Headquarters,..." See More

  • 1 mention in Beautiful places in New York - for photography

    • Devin N.

      Devin N. said, "...DUMBO, right near the Brooklyn Bridge. It's a whole new park with great views of the city with the bridges. Also, Top of the Rock is a great place...." See More

  • 1 mention in Itinerary

    • Courtney R.

      Courtney R. said, "...the Circle Line Cruises tour for the tram. You will have already had a great view of the city at the Top of the Rock and to be honest, the tram is a little overrated. Roosevelt Island itself is by far the ugliest part..." See More

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

    • Ellen E.

      Ellen E. said, "...on the first floor, you'll see wall-size murals, sculpture, columns, architecture and more. You can also take the elevator up to Top of the Rock to get a 360-degree view of the city. Outside, you'll see more amazing architecture and water fountains and the..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where are the best places to photograph in New York City?

    • Richard v.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Richard v. said, "...you want to get the Empire State building in your shot of the city skyline you have to do it from Top of the Rock. I also got good shots at Long Island City. That should keep you busy...." See More

  • 1 mention in The places to see in NYC during one week trip?

    • Theresa C.

      Theresa C. said, "...of these out! Tourist-y things are sometimes popular for a good reason. For a great view in the city, I recommend Top of the Rock. For a great view OF the city, I recommend the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. For museums, it obviously depends..." See More

  • 1 mention in Non-touristy "must do's" in Manhattan over the week of July 4th

    • Nina J.

      Nina J. said, "...kinda amazing with the live music. Brooklyn's Cobble Hill area has some cool bars too. Instead of Empire State, give " Top of the Rock" a chance for a view of the empire state and central park and more. Visit some of the..." See More

  • 1 mention in What to do in NYC with my 12 year grand daughter?

    • Barbara D.

      Barbara D. said, "...Manhattan, Broadway show (Alladin, Wicked, Matilda), American Museum of Natural History, Chelsea Piers Complex, Dylan's Candy Bar, Serendipity 3 Ice-cream parlor, Top of the Rock, Century 21 Department Store by World Trade Center...." See More

  • 1 mention in Must see in NYC for one day?

    • Nars K.

      Nars K. said, "...If it is your first trip: Top of the Rock or Empire State Building Observation Deck Times Square (if you don't mind the crowd) Staten Island Ferry to get a close glimpse of the Statue of Liberty If not: Museum of Modern Art or..." See More

  • 1 mention in Good places to visit in Manhattan

    • Spencer H.

      Spencer H. said, "...log on to www.esbnyc.com. As an alternative to this, the rooftop on the 70th floor of Rockefeller Plaza (creatively named “ Top of the Rock ”) has been re-designed and re-opened after years of abandonment, and it is amazing! Unlike the Empire State Building,..." See More

  • 1 mention in New Years Eve in NYC 2015

    • Simon W.

      Simon W. said, "...New York around New Year's, but you should swing by Rockefeller Plaza and see the giant tree. The view from the Top of the Rock is pretty amazing, some say better than the Empire State building. You probably want to see the ball drop..." See More

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

    • Diane g.

      Diane g. said, "...The Top of the Rock or the Empire State Bldg. Maybe Madame Tussauds New York. If she's into it the American a Girl Doll center. Definitely try for Alladin or Lion king tickets. American Museum of Natural History- DINOSAURS! Fun for children and adults..." See More

  • 1 mention in Things for teens (16 yo) to do in NYC in the summer?

    • Grace L.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Grace L. said, "...outdoors, don't forget sunblock! If you would like the same view and the Empire State Building in your pictures, go to Top of the Rock instead. If you are a fan of US television, you can also book free tickets to see a taping..." See More

  • 1 mention in Tourist attractions worth checking out?

    • Megan L.

      Megan L. said, "...in Brooklyn . I can never get over the view of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park . In Manhattan, I think Top of the Rock is a nice alternative to the Empire State Building because you get a really lovely view of Central Park..." See More

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