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Top of the Rock, New York City

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Get above many of Manhattan's high-rises at Top of the Rock, 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. Take a look at our New York City attractions planner to schedule your visit to Top of the Rock and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We did the Rockefeller Centre Tour combined with the Top of the Rock ticket on September 8, 2022. The tour started with a 45 minute ground level guided tour which exposed us to significant... 
    We did the Rockefeller Centre Tour combined with the Top of the Rock ticket on September 8, 2022. The tour started with a 45 minute ground level guided tour which exposed us to significant...  more »
  • I've been up the Empire State, and The Edge. But Top of the Rock is for me, the best view in NYC. It's also the best place to get a photo of the Empire state building. 
    I've been up the Empire State, and The Edge. But Top of the Rock is for me, the best view in NYC. It's also the best place to get a photo of the Empire state building.  more »
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  • We took the private tour, and it turned out to just be the two of us and Brian (Bryan?) who was PHENOMENAL on this tour. He was a great guide, super knowledgeable and personable. It was like we were walking with friends. He gave his perspective on so many things that I really enjoyed. Seeing the Rainbow room was amazing and he showed us historic buildings out several of the windows. Not only was I impressed with the building and it’s beauty but our guide was awesome! Would definitely recommend this tour. The rooftop views are beautiful!!
  • Just WOW. Having been to all five observation decks in NYC, this one is the best. The views of the empire state building and central park are incredible. Normally you have to pay extra for going during sunset, but since I had the New York Pass I just scanned my pass and got entry right away. Going during sunset is so worth it since you can stay as long as you want once up there and get a day view, sunset view, and night view, depending on how long you want to stay. Make sure you go up the stairs once arriving off the elevator since there are two smaller floors which are much less crowded and have better views with no glass obstructing the view. I think each observation deck offers its own unique experience, but if I had to pick just one, this is the best in all of NYC.

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