Many people come to New York hoping to make it to the top, and the fastest way there is the elevator—to the 67th, 69th or 70th floors at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The three 360-degree-view observation decks at Top of the Rock showcase the City’s spectacular skyline. Although you won’t be able to see the skating rink or Christmas tree from up high, be sure to visit these seasonal attractions when you come back down.
When are the best times to visit? Unless you’re visiting during the holidays, you usually won’t have to worry about huge crowds. Consider going in the early evening to catch sunset views. The decks close at midnight, with the last elevator up at 11:15pm.
How long does a typical visit take? Most visitors stay for 45 minutes to an hour, though there’s no time limit during normal operating hours.
Does Top of the Rock have an open-air deck? All three decks have outdoor viewing areas, and the uppermost deck is completely open-air.
What else is there to do at Rockefeller Center? The Midtown complex features shopping, dining, public artwork and seasonal attractions like Rock Center’s Christmas tree and ice-skating rink. Find out how to become part of a live studio audience in our Guide to TV Show Tapings.