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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York City
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Get above many of Manhattan's high-rises at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, 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. Plan your Top of the Rock Observation Deck visit and explore what else you can see and do in New York City using our New York City itinerary maker.
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  • Only the way the rush you through the security and lift and waiting area gives you a feeling of a sheep in a herd - not so nice! 
  • Me and my partner decided to go to the Rockefeller centre during the evening, I'm so glad we made this decision. The views were breathtaking, even the lift to go up was interesting. One of the best vi...  more »
  • If I have to choose between New York, prefer the Rock, because you can take lots of pictures with the Empire State building in the background. Costs $32.00 up, if you want to buy a map, goes for $35.00. You can stay as long as you want and find many attractions. They offer, of course, photo, but it costs $40.00 for 3 photos. Interesting is stand still, silent, only listening to people talk in different languages, interesting experience. The opening hours is also great, and you can enjoy the sunset or the Big Apple night.
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  • Wonderful! Some of the best views of New York. I'd take this over the Empire State Building any day of the week, mostly because you can then see the Empire State as part of your view! Try for evening tickets if you can to catch the sunset, although they get booked out pretty fast. On arrival you'll queue a little while before you get to ride to the top, but the staff are great and keep you moving. An essential part of your visit to New York.
  • Once finally working out the confusing ticketing system and waiting in multiples queues to be pushed around by rude staff, the view is incredible. The experience could much be improved with clearer instructions and friendlier staff.
  • Great view of NYC skyline. A bit expensive though. Here's a great tip you'll thank me for: Right next to its entrance, look for bar SixtyFive! It's a bar on the 65th floor where you can go to for free and get almost the same view of the city and you can enjoy some drinks if you like.
  • The view is amazing. However, by the time you get up there you feel like cattle being prodded from gate to gate The staff are unnecessarily obnoxious and order everyone around like idiots. The girl at the bottom yellsnat everyone to put their phones away, get to the top and the first thing they make everyone do is take out their phone to be checked. Lovely view when you finally get up there and after they've made you watch a video you can't hear. But wait for the most annoying part...the line to exit. Yay!
  • The best view of the city is righ here. Is highly recomended plan your visit between monday and thursday to avoid the crowd. My favorite hour to visit is before the sunset, whe you can enjoy the daylight and the dusk of NYC :)