Rockefeller Center, New York City

Dive into New York City’s rich history with a tour of landmark Rockefeller Center. Sprawling over 9 hectares (22 acres) of midtown Manhattan, the 19-building complex is home to some of the city’s most important financial and commercial headquarters. Take a guided tour of the complex to learn about the Rockefeller family and the center's remarkable architecture, or get a behind-the-scenes look at NBC Studios, where the Today Show and other programs are filmed. Head 70 floors up to the Top of the Rock observation deck to enjoy panoramic views of the city. Make Rockefeller Center part of your personalized New York City itinerary using our New York City vacation builder tool .
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  • The truth that is worthwhile to do this walk, the only thing which seems to me very good income, now in terms of the view is beautiful.
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  • Came here 4 times over the duration of our stay. Ask at the shop about getting tickets to a taping of SNL or Jimmy Kimmel. Staff were very helpful. Lovely boutique shops, Starbucks, ice skating and go...  more »
  • I was born on Christmas eve and am a massive Christmas holiday fan...this place is the mecca. We came here during Christmas and loved every bit of it. The skating area is really small and expensive so...  more »
  • I have never done the top of the rock before and the view is breathtaking. Plus I think that it was better than the empire state building because you get a real view thanks to their glass windows. To get to the top floor you would need to get 2 elevators which is fine because it takes you up in seconds. The experience was fun and family friendly. It was awesome because we had a clear sunny view.
  • What a great place to see, so many restaurants and shops in the area. My favorite store nearby is the Nintendo Store, which is a great place to visit if you are a fan of all things Nintendo or know someone who is. The energy is amazing here and you can see why the NBC studios shoot so many shows here. The mounted police officers were at Rockefeller during our short visit, always great to seem them on their horses. The outdoor restaurant area on the lower level is great for outdoor eating and gets converted into an ice skating rink during the winter. Take the time to do the Top of the Rock for a great view of the city.
  • A must see... so much to explore! Some of the best views in NYC! The queues move pretty quickly so don’t be put off by them. Take your time, you get plenty of time on the viewing decks and there are so many great photo opportunities. There a lots of little boutiques and cafes within the centre, so if you have some time to kill whilst you wait for your time to get upstairs to the viewing deck, you will not be disappointed.
  • We chose to go up here during the day rather than night. Thought the empire state building was excellent at night. This took us to the very top. Wonderful views across Manhattan. Could see the great lady herself. Also a brilliant view into central park.
  • Probably the best view of New York City you can get. On one side you can have one of the greatest views of Central Park, even though new buildings are starting to cover a bit the sight. In the other side you get the most incredible view of the Empire State, with the World Trade Center building in the back. The elevator to the top is incredible fast, and there is very little waiting time, specially compared to the Empire State. Additionally, the space in the Top of the Rock is wide and can hold a large amount of people. It's by far, my favourite view of the city.

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