Top of the Rock, New York City

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Get above many of Manhattan's high-rises at Top of the Rock, with an unobstructed, 360-degree view from the 70th floor. You can also gaze far and wide from protected outdoor terraces on the 67th and 69th floors. After a renovation that kept it closed for several years, the deck reopened in 2005. Designed to resemble an ocean liner's deck, the observation deck offers a bird's-eye view of many of the city's iconic buildings. A timed entry system helps keep the lines shorter and the experience less crowded than at other viewing platforms in the city. Save even more time by purchasing your tickets online. Take a look at our New York City attractions planner to schedule your visit to Top of the Rock and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We visited here late night in February and there were no lines and plenty of space to view the city. The lights are just amazing to see from that view. You're sitting in the middle of it all, high...  more »
  • Really enjoyed visiting The Top Of The Rock - it was a lovely clear day and we could see for miles. Great to see Central Park and the Empire State Building so clearly and the Statue of Liberty in the....  more »
  • We bought a city pass to use for the top of the rock. No mention of having to obtain ANOTHER ticket before going up... after 2 big sets of stairs a rude lady told us we needed tickets! How...  more »
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  • Definitely a must see. We ordered tickets online and had to pick a time. They will only let you in when it's your time slot, but it's a very efficient system. You have to go through security, but it went very quickly. The observation decks were breath taking. Would definitely do again!
  • It was awesome. I visited during Thanksgiving. 3:55 time is perfect. You start getting good pictures from 5 PM. Make sure you go all the way to the top. I bought my tickets through City Pass and I ended up saving extra 10 $ sunset time price. It's best to go on a clear day. If you want a good view of the Central Park day time is better.
  • In my opinion, this place rocks! Make this trip soon. This is a wonderful experience for everyone. To all visitors, vacation guests and to all those who love to site see, this is the place high up that you want to be. Top of the Rock has the finest outside panoramic view in Manhattan. The outside observation tower whether you are North, South, East or West is absolutely breathtaking. You stand in the middle of Midtown and basically see fantastic views all around you and you are pretty high up. The elevator ride is amazing and there is a museum about historical things in New York City. There were plenty of gift shops to buy items and there is food everywhere. During Christmas, Top of the Rock and Rockefeller center are absolutely spectacular with the tree, music and lights. I encourage people from all over the world to make this their choice in New York at any time of the year and especially during the Christmas holiday to experience the Top of the Rock. Spring and summer views are breathtaking. Go during the week at dusk for the most picturesque views of a lifetime. Great weather for the rooftop is the spring! Go today. Wow! Summertime sunsets.
  • Go for the VIP tickets and get your pictures taken! My wife and I had an absolutely clear day and the views were fantastic. Every time we looked around we realized we could go higher up so we continued. Great views - wear warm clothes!
  • An awesome view of Manhattan! Different perspective in the morning, sunset and night - all recommended for photography! Dress appropriately for the cold winds (your hands will freeze while taking pictures) and expect large crowds during the night, especially during the festive season.
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