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Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Take in 360-degree views of New York City.

Believe the hype. Top of the Rock’s three levels of indoor and outdoor observation decks deliver spectacular, unobstructed views of the city skyline. With terraces facing east, west, north, and south, Top of the Rock’s panoramic sights make it the ultimate observation deck in NYC. At the pinnacle of 30 Rockefeller Plaza’s 70 floors, it’s one of the top things to do in New York City.

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Hours

Daily from 9 am – 11 pm
Last entry at 10:10pm.

Directions & Contact

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
Enter on 50th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
212.698.2000[email protected]
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  • General Admission

    See the best NYC view from 70 floors up on three indoor and outdoor observation decks.

    Buy Tickets$34-$40
  • Express Pass

    Get immediate entry at any time on the day of your choice, priority elevator access, and a 20% discount at the gift shop.

    Buy Tickets$75
  • VIP Tour

    Skip the line and go on a guided, exclusive tour of the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, including Top of the Rock Observation Deck and Rainbow Room. Available daily at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.

    Buy Tickets$110

Timed Ticketing

You won’t wait in long lines to enter Top of the Rock. Our timed ticketing means you are granted immediate entry at your scheduled time.

Weather Guarantee

If poor weather or visibility affect the day of your visit, we will gladly reissue your ticket for a later time or date.

Re-Issue Guarantee

If your plans change, please contact us 24 hours prior to your scheduled visit and we will reissue your ticket for a different date.

No Hidden Fees

Top of the Rock has no hidden convenience fees, so there are no surprises at checkout.

Plan Your Visit

Top of The Rock is a different kind of New York City experience. From tickets to what to expect, we have everything you need to know before you go. Let’s plan your visit today.

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What to expect

From your arrival to the journey to the top, find out everything you need to know about the Top of the Rock experience.
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Directions

Top of the Rock can be found at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. You’ll enter on 50th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. If you’re taking the subway, the 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Ctr Station is the closest station.
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Accessibility

Top of the Rock is wheelchair accessible and stroller, and service animal friendly. Printed transcripts and audio headsets are available upon request.
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Group Sales

Bringing a large group to Top of the Rock? We have special packages for groups of 20 or more.

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Joie Chandelier

Made of 14,000 crystals, the Joie Chandelier was created by Swarovski exclusively for Top of the Rock. The largest of its kind, it soars 3 stories above the Grand Atrium lobby. And when you look at it upside down, you’ll see it’s in the shape of 30 Rock.
Filled with fascinating photos, information, and artifacts, the Mezzanine Exhibit walks you through the planning and creation of Rockefeller Center. And our theatre provides a quick video on the history of NBC and Rockefeller Center.
The iconic photo of construction workers taking a lunch break high above Manhattan was taken right here. And with our interactive Beam Walk, you can follow in their footsteps, and even take your own tribute photo.
It takes less than a minute, but it’s an elevator ride you’ll remember forever, especially if you look up as you go. You’ll be heading 850 feet (260 meters) above sea level to your destination at Top of the Rock.
Another Swarovski creation exclusively for Top of the Rock, the Radiance Wall consists of glass panels, blown glass, crystal clusters, and fiber-optic lighting. And if you look closely you’ll find tiny crystal figurines and animals hidden within it.
Enjoy three levels of unobstructed views––from the 67th and 69th floors, and on the 70th floor open-air roof deck.
The 70th Floor, which has no metal or glass enclosures, is perfect for photos. Take incredible skyline pictures. Or use the skyline as a backdrop for photos of you and your friends and family.
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Via TripAdvisor
  • Not only were the views great but so were the staff. I've never been treated so well, they were kind and funny and all round brilliant people. Can't wait to go back!
    —Laura W.
  • We went before sunset and spent over 1 hour going between the different floors and views. We loved the audio tours and enjoyed the Gesso app. We were on the VIP tour before and recommended it.
    —Mulligans5 from Ann Arbor, MI. May 2022.
  • Me and my partner went up the rock on the sunset entry and what an amazing time we had! Fantastic views all around the top, with a mixture of indoor and outdoor viewing points! Another must have on New York!
    —Georgina, T. May 2022.
  • We paid extra to do the VIP tour which was well worth it...We had a fantastic guide tell us about the history. We also got to see the very exclusive rainbow room which is not included in standard ticket.
    —Worldgirl87 from Dumfries, UK. May 2022.
  • We loved Top of the Rock, it has the best views of uptown and downtown and the Empire State Building...A must do if you are in town.
    —kcraw4d
  • Fantastic view of NY. You get the best view of Manhattan from here and a full 360 degree of the NY skyline.
    —Paul H

FAQs

No. However, for guests 21 and over, Bar SixtyFive on the 65th Floor offers cocktails and views that stretch for 30 miles. ​Learn more


No. Guests can stay on the observation decks as long as they like during operating hours. On average, people spend about 45 minutes to an hour at Top of the Rock.

Yes. You’ll find restrooms on the mezzanine level of Top of the Rock before the elevator ride up. Restrooms are also available on the 66th floor observation deck.

No matter the weather, Top of the Rock is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We always notify visitors about weather and visibility conditions prior to entry. Top of the Rock does not refund tickets for bad weather. We will gladly reissue your ticket for a future date and time, however. Occasionally portions of the deck are closed for safety reasons due to bad weather.

No. Unfortunately the Christmas Tree and The Rink are not visible from Top of the Rock. They are easily accessed however after your visit to Top of the Rock, from the Rink level of Rockefeller Center upon exiting the elevators.

No. There are no private event spaces at Top of the Rock. Rockefeller Center however offers a wide range of private event space options, some with incredible views. Visit our Private Events page to learn more.

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.”

Hours

Daily from 9 am – 11 pm
Last entry at 10:10pm.

Directions & Contact

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
Enter on 50th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
212.698.2000[email protected]
Contact Us

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