Top of the Rock
People enjoying the view from the Top of the Rock's roof, NYC
People enjoying the view from the Top of the Rock's roof, NYC

Top of the Rock Tours and Tickets

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One of New York City’s most famous buildings, 30 Rockefeller Plaza boasts incredible views from its sky-high viewpoint, the Top of the Rock observation deck. Visitors can access three levels for both indoor and outdoor platforms offering unobstructed, 360-degree vistas of the sprawling metropolis. The skyscraper, which houses NBC headquarters, was formerly known as the GE Building and is now the Comcast Building.

  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, 10112

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Robert_T, Aug 2023
Great views from the top at night.
The view was great (observed at night, with a “timed” ticket). Shame the glass isn’t cleaned of smears more often at the top but appreciate the predicament (caused by tourists). Queuing system outside seemed a bit chaotic, to enter the main building but again appreciate the building wasn’t designed for this purpose and number of people at once as far as I can tell. The guy outside was doing a sterling job.
Amanda_M, Nov 2023
Top of the rock
Great experience. Views were fantastic. We had a great time. The queues were small so the wait time was short.
Kathryn_C, Nov 2023
Need to do thid
Great experience,fantastic views over Manhatten,few queues but went down fast,top of the rock is a must do in New York
cindy_o, Nov 2023
Loved it
I love the views, the elevator was smooth and they keep it from being full and crowded so you will get a good pic or video
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Top of the Rock hours of operation?
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Top of the Rock hours of operation: . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Top of the Rock tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Top of the Rock can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Top of the Rock 2024?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Top of the Rock costs USD 43.55. Guided Top of the Rock tours start around USD 43.55 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Do you need to buy tickets ahead of time for Top of the Rock?
A:Yes. You can buy entry tickets on the day, but buying your tickets ahead of time online will save you waiting in line. When prebooking online, you can select your preferred day and time slot. Alternative ticket options let you arrive anytime on a chosen day, and enjoy immediate entry even if sold out.
Q:Is Top of the Rock worth it?
A:Yes, the Top of the Rock is worth it. The three indoor and outdoor observatories at the Rockefeller Center—the highest on the 70th floor at 850 feet (259 meters)—give you unrivaled 360-degree panoramas of iconic New York landmarks such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and more.
Q:How long should you spend at Top of the Rock?
A:While there are no limits on how long you can spend at the Top of The Rock, most people find around one hour is enough to appreciate the panoramic views from the three observatories. With time for security checks and elevator lines, you can expect to stay around two hours.
Q:What time of day is best for Top of the Rock?
A:The observatories are open from morning until late at night, with the last entry an hour before closing. Visiting near opening or closing time lets you enjoy the views relatively quietly. That said, sunset visits can be extra special, with Manhattan’s sometimes red-and-pink skies providing a magical backdrop—expect to share the spectacle with big crowds.
Q:Where do you enter for Top of the Rock?
A:The Top of the Rock is at 30 Rockefeller Plaza—you enter through its main doors on 50th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. If you’re approaching via 5th Avenue, walk past the famous Rockefeller Plaza and look for the entrance’s red sidewalk carpet. The nearest subway station is 47th-50th Street Rockefeller Center.
Q:Is entry to Rockefeller Center included in Top of the Rock tickets?
A:No. The Rockefeller Center isn’t included in Top of the Rock tickets. However, the ground floor, plaza, and gardens of the art-deco skyscraper are free to enter. To see and learn more, consider booking a Rockefeller Center tour or a Rock Pass, which combines a tour with Top of the Rock entry.