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Rockefeller Center, New York City

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Architectural Building Landmark
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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  • As a youngster, my New York family took me to Rockefeller Center for special events: skating, Radio City Music Hall, the Top of the Rock Observation Tower. I often route myself to walk through Rockefe...  more »
  • A very late Friday night with my daughter, we quickly walked by NBC studios and its advertising bulletin boards for the TV shows. Just around the corner we found Rockefeller Center. It was misty and d...  more »
  • So nice to be able to see the place where they place the Christmas tree. Now, the installation is a seated ballerina. Go to the center of the Rockefeller Plaza for better photos. It's also where the N...  more »
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  • An employee told us to skip the ticket line and buy or tickets at a kiosk. Excellent tip! We got our tickets and walked through Central Park until it was time. The elevator lines went pretty quickly, it wasn't very crowded at the top. Climb the stairs to the top level to get the best views. The view is awesome! Much better than the Empire State Building.
  • Top Of The Rock has the best rooftop view in NYC! Three outdoor rooftop levels with built in high power binoculars. A stunning view of Central Park and the Empire State Building. Informative film about 30 Rock while waiting for the elevator and the elevator has a glass ceiling. For a little extra they will take your group picture on the roof with all four views behind you and the pictures are available online and printed on the spot. Plus a restaurant on top floor and in the plaza. Great stores in the art deco lobby and they offer a tour of the NBC/MSNBC headquarter studios and the Today Show set. And it's all in the best part of town!
  • Best view in the house. I'm a licensed Tour guide and everyone asks where is the best views. Rockefeller Center gives you views all of the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower all-in-one as well as Central Park and Far Beyond period it gives you the best seat in the house take the most iconic pictures of New York City. You can enjoy all three different levels of the roof which is not accessible in the Empire State Building or on the Freedom Tower. Definitely worth the visit. The wait was not long as opposed to the Empire State Building which you could usually wait for about 2 hours. Worth it
  • Amazing views from the top. Waiting in lines was not as fun, but they have added at least one set of videos with history to help educate. I wanted these videos to be found more throughout the line, or at least other graphics with information to pass the time constructively. Our line was moving fast enough that I didn't get to complete one video, and yet we were waiting in lines for at least 40 minutes.
  • As a native New Yorker, it's hard for me to offer an opinion about this place as Rockefeller Center becomes an adjective itself. It's teeming with tourists and business people in the center of Midtown East. The plaza itself is a really nice area, full of statues, flags, transient modern art exhibits, and a 360 view upwards of skyscrapers. There lots of high end and interesting shops in the plaza and promenade as well, like NBC Studios Store, Lego Store, Kate Spade. In the concourse of 30 Rockefeller Plaza there is a maze of a food court and seating. Moving up in the building are famous restaurants like the Rainbow Room, Bar SixtyFive, and at the top is Top of the Rock Observation Deck. I believe this observation deck is better than the empire state building because you get to actually see the empire state building in the view.