The opening of the Top of the Rock observation deck adds to the many facets of the Rockefeller Center's international appeal, ... More
Top of the Rock
The opening of the Top of the Rock observation deck adds to the many facets of the Rockefeller Center's international appeal, which already include a skating rink, NBC Studios, and the famous Christmas tree. The Top of the Rock observation deck sits serenely on the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center. With its awesome views of Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and northern Manhattan, you'll be transported to a more peaceful state of mind. Wile away the hours soaking in a gorgeous sunset or experiencing the hands-on multimedia exhibits. The innovative ticket reservation system claims to guarantee a comfortable atmosphere that is never overcrowded. There's no other place in New York like it.
Most tourists will go to the Empire State but they're wrong! They should go to the Top of the Rock. It offers a great view. You can take a pic with the empire state in the background. The whole building was very classy with clear glass unlike the Empire State. The best thing was the elevator! It has lights and it goes directly to the top unlike the Empire State, you have to take like 3 elevators! Go to the Top of the Rock is way better than the Empire State.
It is definately a view to remember. On a clear day you can see for miles. On one side you have an amazing view of Central Park. On the other side you have an amazing view of the Empire State Building with lower Manhattan behind it. There were no long lines to wait in. You can be up there as long as you want. I would say best view in NYC. I highly, highly recommend a trip to the Top of the Rock.
The night I was asked will you marry me? and presented with an engagement ring happened at the Top of the Rock, after saying I will, he had a reservation for dinner at the Rainbow Room, the most romantic night of my life, the strolling minstrels played a love song requested by my new fiancee. Oh! what a night to remember. Think about that guys, what a way to propose to your special some one.
Went up around 10pm on a clear October night. No waiting and very few people visiting at that time.
Spent over 1 hour walking around at the top and taking some really cool photos.
My hubby is a little scared of heights and although he was OK on top of ESB he did not feel comfortable on top of Rock due to the glass panelling. Felt more exposed and not so stable. Although it did not affect me at all it is worth mentioning if you do have any fear of heights.
Fast, and only one, elevator.
Well organised, no waiting.
Great views of all Manhattan and...
...of the Empire State Building!
A little pricey.
Shops: two many but little choice.
We hadnt bought tickets beforehand. There wasnt any rush to get the tickets either, when we got there. But it was a very foggy day and staff quite honestly discouraged every1 from going up there. Tickets already bought were refunded. Those (like us) who came to buy tickets were given a discount coupon to be used for the net visit. Nice hospitality.
It is almost like begin on Top of the world. This view is much better then going to the Empire State Building. Even though you can see everything there. It is much better her. Plus the elevator plays video on the celing, it is really cool. Also good history as well.
I don't want to give away the secret to how fabulous the "Top of the Rock" is. The view is breathtaking... so much more pleasant then visiting the Empire State Building due to the crowds,lines and heat while waiting to get upstairs. When you get in the elevator look up at the little show on the ceiling.
Also enjoy the cool Target sponsored room prior to exiting outside to the observation area, they have a light motion activated walls...pretty cool.
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