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Rockefeller Center, New York City

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 14,000+ reviews on the web
Dive into New York City’s rich history with a tour of landmark Rockefeller Center. Sprawling over 9 hectares (22 acres) of midtown Manhattan, the 19-building complex is home to some of the city’s most important financial and commercial headquarters. Take a guided tour of the complex to learn about the Rockefeller family and the center's remarkable architecture, or get a behind-the-scenes look at NBC Studios, where the Today Show and other programs are filmed. Head 70 floors up to the Top of the Rock observation deck to enjoy panoramic views of the city. See Rockefeller Center and all New York City has to offer by arranging your trip with our New York City vacation route planner.
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  • If you can visit him early better than better, as soon as the hours pass that is filled with people, and I assure you that the experience is not the same. Lift you early and go direct, you can take many photos without people. The square is much smaller than it appears. The area of terraces is just inside is where the ice rink in winter, crowned by the now legendary Christmas tree is placed. An immense building and perfect, very nice full of details and with the best view in my opinion from New York!. This can not miss you is a mandatory ¨must¨.
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  • Concentration of shops classy the place is well laid out and planted with trees. Ice rink in the Center $ 25 admission. The location of the famous Christmas tree. A lot of people especially the Sunday
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  • Title says it all. This is where I go during Christmas to snap pics with my mom. Can't beat the massive tree the light up here every holiday season. This whole section of Midtown has great energy. And...  read more »
  • Hands down one of the best views I've ever seen. The Manhattan skyline is absolutely gorgeous and I love that you can take photos with the Empire State Building in the background. Go on a clear sunny day for the best photos. You can see the entire Central Park from the top. Their are two levels you can climb to. Not as crowded as the Empire State Building so you'll have less people photo bombing your pictures. The experience is worth every penny.
  • It gets 2 stars simply because of the amazing view. If it weren't for the view, I would give it no stars. The whole experience was a mess. They cram people in and move you around like cattle headed for the slaughter house. Impossible to get any truly great shots at sunset because so many people were allowed in at once. It was a waste of money for my photographer husband.
  • You will likely have a fair queue (expect 45 mins or so) at peak times but I have been up the Empire State and One World Trade and still believe The Rock is the best building to get an amazing view of the city. It's open air at the top and there's an extra level that has slightly less area meaning there is only a short wall between you and the city, no barriers or glass. Excellent views of the Empire State, central park and the rest of Manhattan.
  • Rockefeller Plaza has a special place in my heart. I remember going ice skating with my family and going every year to watch the lighting of the tree. As a young adult, I went back there on my own as it was nostalgic, but now as a mom, it's a tradition I've started with my kids as well everytime we get back home (to NYC) for the holidays. I'm hoping they continue this tradition when they get older and have families of their own. If you've never been, it's a definite must see when in NYC... but if you happen to be there around November/December, brave the crowds to see the tree and ice skate. It's a once in a lifetime chance and a memory you won't soon forget.
  • Another tourist destination. Been here so many times because I worked nearby. From The Top Of the Rock to the Rainbow Room, there's plenty to do if you can afford it. If not, just walk around the public area during summer or holiday season to see some new art exhibits or the Christmas tree. The last time I was here they have a swimming pool placed vertically (w/o water, obviously).
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