Top of the Rock Observation Deck Tickets in New York City, NY

30 Rockefeller PlazaNew York, NY 10112
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Total Price: $44.26 (USD)
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Marvel at the panoramic skyline views of New York City! Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers one of the best views of Manhattan, giving bird's eye views of iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Central Park, and more. Explore three floors of unobstructed views and appreciate the stunning 360-degree views of NYC.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck has three floors of expansive viewing areas!
  • Plan to spend about 45 minutes to an hour at Top of the Rock.
  • Suitable for all ages. Children ages 5 and below are admitted free of charge.
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • The most popular time of day to visit is around sunset.


from Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Believe the hype. Nestled at the height of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Top of the Rock’s three levels of indoor and outdoor observation decks deliver spectacular, unobstructed views of the city skyline, including Central Park, the Empire state building, One World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty. Admire NYC by day, see the sunset, or experience the city sparkle at night.

Perched 70 stories above Rockefeller Center, take in a 360-degree panorama from 850 feet (260 m) in the air at the Top of the Rock. Explore 9,500 square feet of unobstructed outdoor viewing space, the most of any New York observatory. Explore the architecture and landmarks by day, see the sunset, or admire the city sparkle by night.

Upon arriving at 30 Rockefeller Center, you may admire the stunning, shimmering Swarovski chandelier on your way to the mezzanine level.

Explore 2 floors with expansive indoor and outdoor viewing areas. Then top off your visit with breathtaking views from the completely open-air deck on the 70th floor. Feel like you are floating above Central Park as well as iconic landmarks including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty.

Top of the Rock Observation Deck Reviews

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Kelsi J.
Colorado Springs, CO
28 Reviews
"Best View in NYC"
September 2023
Top of the Rock might just have the best view of the NYC skyline! You see all of the players: Empire, One World, Summit, EDGE, and Chrysler! There was plenty of room to move around and snap photos, two levels of observation decks, and the line for the elevator was short. Highly recommend!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Top of the Rock Observation Deck

What are Top of the Rock hours of operation?

Top of the Rock NYC is operational daily from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM, with the last entry at 10:10 PM, subject to change without prior notice. Top of the Rock operates with timed ticketing to guarantee immediate access at your scheduled time. You can stay on the observation decks as long as you like during operating hours.

Where is the Top of the Rock Observation Deck located?

Top of the Rock Observation Deck is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY. You'll enter on 50th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenue. You will see a red carpet marking the entrance.

Is Top of the Rock wheelchair and stroller accessible?

Top of the Rock and Rockefeller Center are wheelchair accessible. All entrances are accessible, and power-assist doors are located at the main entrance on 50th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. All public restrooms at Top of the Rock have designated wheelchair-accessible stalls. Strollers are permitted but they must be collapsible.

Are there other accessibility options for Top of the Rock?

Printed transcripts are available upon request for all short films played during the Top of the Rock experience. All visitors participating in the Rockefeller Center Tour are given a personal headset with a closed-circuit connection for optimal audio clarity. Their guides are trained to speak at an appropriate volume and speed.

Is Top of the Rock NYC suitable for children?

Yes! It's suitable for all ages. Top of the Rock NYC tickets for children 5 and under are free.

Does Top of the Rock have metal detectors?

Yes. All visitors will pass through a security checkpoint. Be mindful of your belongings with you—no weapons of any kind. Food and beverages are also not permitted.

Can I bring food to Top of the Rock?

Food and beverages are not permitted.

Can I bring a backpack to Top of the Rock?

Yes, you can bring a backpack to Top of the Rock, but you will have to go through security check.

Are there any parking spots near Top of the Rock?

Convenient and discounted parking is available at the Rockefeller Center SP+ garage at 25 West 48th Street. Parking starts at $35 and varies according to your length of stay and the day of the week.

Is there free Wi-Fi at Rockefeller Center?

Free WiFi is available throughout the entire Rockefeller Center campus. To log on, select “@Rock Center Free Wi-Fi” in your device Settings or Network Preference menu, complete the fields, and click “Accept & Connect.”

Are pets allowed on premise?

Pets are not permitted. Service dogs only are welcome in Top of the Rock and Rockefeller Center public areas.

How does bad weather affect visits to Top of the Rock?

No matter the weather, Top of the Rock is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They will notify visitors about weather and visibility conditions prior to entry. Occasionally portions of the deck are closed for safety reasons due to bad weather.