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Top of the Rock, New York City

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Observation Deck · Lookout
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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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  • just wonderfull views all around. breath taking hight, but all very safe. loved every minute. The elevator is really neat 
    just wonderfull views all around. breath taking hight, but all very safe. loved every minute. The elevator is really neat  more »
  • Amazing 78 level in A LIFT shop was nice not a long line to get tickets lovely staff . Amazing view a tiny bit epencive . 
    Amazing 78 level in A LIFT shop was nice not a long line to get tickets lovely staff . Amazing view a tiny bit epencive .  more »
  • Good view of Empire State Building, but not as iconic or interesting to visit. This felt more crowded too. Nothing particularly memorable, but the view is good at night. 
    Good view of Empire State Building, but not as iconic or interesting to visit. This felt more crowded too. Nothing particularly memorable, but the view is good at night.  more »
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  • We took the private tour, and it turned out to just be the two of us and Brian (Bryan?) who was PHENOMENAL on this tour. He was a great guide, super knowledgeable and personable. It was like we were walking with friends. He gave his perspective on so many things that I really enjoyed. Seeing the Rainbow room was amazing and he showed us historic buildings out several of the windows. Not only was I impressed with the building and it’s beauty but our guide was awesome! Would definitely recommend this tour. The rooftop views are beautiful!!
  • Just WOW. Having been to all five observation decks in NYC, this one is the best. The views of the empire state building and central park are incredible. Normally you have to pay extra for going during sunset, but since I had the New York Pass I just scanned my pass and got entry right away. Going during sunset is so worth it since you can stay as long as you want once up there and get a day view, sunset view, and night view, depending on how long you want to stay. Make sure you go up the stairs once arriving off the elevator since there are two smaller floors which are much less crowded and have better views with no glass obstructing the view. I think each observation deck offers its own unique experience, but if I had to pick just one, this is the best in all of NYC.
  • Our "Better Recommendation": Top of The Rock is worth the price of admission for the views. With its 360-degree, multi-terraced levels, it offers the best views of the city that never sleeps. Some may say others offer better views, but only this view centers the world famous Empire State Building against the ever-growing and impressive backdrop of Manhattan. From 850 feet, the brilliant chaos of New York City melts into a tranquil and delightful dance of people, lights, and cars. I think The Drifters were singing about this magical spot with "Up on the Roof". -Tony
  • The best view of the city in my opinion, to say it is breathtaking is an understatement. The staff was also incredibly helpful, and it wasn't super busy which helped given I'm not too keen on open observatories. One of the best experiences in the city, period. The price is affordable too, and far worth it. I will be back the next time I return to the city. 10/10, I would even go as far to say it is the best observatory in the city, and at the best location.
  • Top of the rock was a great experience!!! It was really easy to book online and there are signs in the area that lead you to the experience. Getting tickets scanned and bag check was quick and efficient and the staff were lovely. There is a short wait to the lifts that take you up to the observation deck. The observation deck offers 360 degree views of the city and is great for seeing the iconic NYC skyline including the Empire State Building. Great experience!

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