Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck

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Top of The Rock
Top of The Rock
Top of The Rock

What you'll do

Take in 360° panoramic views of NYC on Top of the Rock's 70th-floor outdoor observation deck. 

Enjoy tickets to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck with The New York Pass®

  • Indoor and outdoor viewing decks.
  • Enjoy multi-story observation decks in the Rockefeller Center.
  • Nearly 10,000 square feet of outdoor viewing space with 360-degree views.
  • Tip: visit between 9AM and 3PM for the shortest wait times.

Nestled at the very top of Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock Observation Deck is your first choice for sightseeing in New York.

About Top of the Rock New York

Top of the Rock offers picturesque views throughout the whole day. Visit early in the day and experience New York’s iconic architecture. Enjoy a magical afternoon 850ft above ground as you watch the sun sets over Manhattan. At night, be mesmerized by the lights of the ‘the city that never sleeps.’

Ascend 70 floors of the Rockefeller Center to its observation deck and enjoy unparalleled 360 views stretching for miles. Experience breathtaking panoramic views of New York City from three dedicated observation floors with expansive, unobstructed indoor and outdoor viewing areas that create the feeling that you are floating above Central Park.

Learn about Rockefeller Center’s 10-year construction process during the Great Depression in the 1930s through modern exhibits and short films. Then ascend to the top in less than 1 minute with a ride up on the Sky Shuttle. With views of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the George Washington Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty- the Top of the Rock Observation Deck shows you New York City, as you’ve never seen it before.


  • Enjoy unobstructed Indoor and outdoor viewing decks across multiple Top of the Rock observation decks offering 360 views of New York City.
  • Experience stunning views of NYC all day.
  • Learn about the history of Rockefeller Center through modern displays.
  • Rocket to the top of Rockefeller Center in under 60 seconds with The Shuttle.

Top of the Rock™ facts

  • The observation deck opened to the public in 1933 and took nearly 10 years to complete.
  • Rockefeller Center hosts the iconic annual Christmas tree in NYC.
  • Rockefeller Center was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Know before you go

Getting in: use the Rockefeller Center entrance on 50th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) and go down the staircase to enter the pass redemption line. Present your valid pass for admission in the next available time slot. During busy periods like summer and the holidays, we recommend arriving between 9AM and 3PM for the shortest wait times. To enter Top of the Rock, proceed upstairs and through a security screening.

Time to kill before your admission slot? Why not get a few more things ticked off nearby while you wait! We recommend exploring the iconic FAO Schwarz toy store, St. Patrick's Cathedral, or the many Rockefeller Center shops and eateries.

Group tours: if you are traveling with a tour group, please send a tour group leader to exchange all passes for timed admission tickets between 10AM and 11AM on the day you plan to visit the observatory. Tour groups that arrive after 11AM without timed admission tickets may be turned away.

Tips for visiting the Top of the Rock Observation Deck

  • Top of the Rock and the Rockefeller Center Tours are fully wheelchair accessible. There are handicapped restrooms at Top of The Rock. Licensed service dogs are welcome.

  • Food and drinks are not permitted but there are plenty of dining options available at Rockefeller Center. Take your pick from a number ofdining options in Rockefeller Center including Lodi, Del Frisco’s Grille, Bill’s Bar & Burger, Dough, Chip City, and FuKu.

  • Be sure you leave time to shop in Rockefeller Center at iconic stores including FAO Schwarz, Nintendo, Kate Spade, NBC Store, LEGO, Mulberry, Cole Haan, and Michael Kors.

  • Download the Top of the Rock App before your trip. It acts as a skyline guide and as an audio tour.


Q. What is the Top of the Rock?
A. The Top of the Rock Observation Deck, located on the top three floors of Rockefeller Center in New York City, gives visitors breathtaking 360-degree views of the city skyline and beyond.

Q. How high is the Top of the Rock?
A. Standing at 850 feet, the Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers some of the best panoramic views in all of Manhattan.

Q. How long does a visit to Top of the Rock last?
A: The average length for a visit to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck in NYC is about two hours, though you can stay as long as you would like!

Q. Are there other attractions associated with Top of the Rock?
A: Yes! You can check out multiple shops and restaurants located within 30 Rockefeller Plaza, including NBC Studios and Radio City Music Hall — both located just steps away from The Rainbow Room restaurant, offering three different levels with spectacular views!

Q. Are there any age restrictions on visiting Top of The Rock?
A: There are no age restrictions to enter; however all guests 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older with valid ID at all times during their visit at Rockefeller Center's observation deck.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 9AM – 11PM, Last entrance is at 10:10PM

For the most up-to-date opening hours, we recommend checking the Top of the Rock Observatory website.

Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck

(212) 698-2000

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Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 365 days of your purchase date.

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