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Rockefeller Center, New York City

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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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  • We visited the Rockefeller Center twice in our week in NYC,outside is very impressive and the ice rink was lovely to see. We were a bit disappointed as we tried on the two occasions to get to TOTR,the...  more »
  • Excellent place to stop while in NYC. Take pictures by the iconic statue, or when in season, the ice rink.  more »
  • I give four stars rather than five only because I visited the Rockefeller Centre in August, when, of course, there is not the symbolic Christmas Tree. However, this place is very elegant, with finely ...  more »
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  • Another tourist must see for NYC. The top of the rock observatory deck is worth seeing at least once. Especially at night, where you can see both the Empire State Building and Chrysler building lot up. There's also an amazing view of Central Park on the north end. Do this by either getting the NYC city pass or C3 pass prior to your trip. It will save a couple of bucks. In my opinion the ice skating rink out in front of the Rockefeller center is nice to see, but I wouldn't pay the high price to actually skate there. There are tons of other much cheaper places in New York to ice skate if that is your goal.
  • North of the skyline, south of central park, middle of manhatten. The perfect location. it costs 34 dollars to go up to the observation deck(67 seventh floor) beautiful sight over the whole skyline, you can now actually see the empire state Building instead of looking off of it. You can see central park without obstacles. For a top view of NYC, this is the place to be if you ask me
  • Fun place to visit when in NYC, a mandatory stop for any tourist in NYC. Fun and alive atmosphere with all kinds of people around. Great views all over. Has the ice skating rink for kids as well. Overall a nice and clean place to visit on your own or take kids and family.
  • This place is always so beautiful especially during the holidays. My wife and I were able to go ice skating under the HUGE Christmas tree. The experience was great even though neither of us were pro skaters. There is a feeling in the air of New York that I can't quite put my finger on but it gives you energy... there was so much to see during the day but at night when the Plaza was lit up and the Christmas lights were dancing to the music being played this place is beautiful. You have to see it to believe it.
  • What's there not to like? The ice skating rink is open until mid April or so. The Today show films live early mornings and if you're there early enough, you could get a good spot and be on live tv so that your friends and family can see you. So many stores to visit there. But make sure you visit the many stores on the lower level concourse which is huge. Get a map of the place if you can to locate them all. But Christmas time, is when Rockefeller Center comes alive, with the Christmas tree. To get good pictures, it's best to be there after hours or on early Sunday mornings during the season. And don't forget to see the Christmas Spectacular and Radio City Music Hall.