Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York City

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Get above many of Manhattan's high-rises at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, 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 Observation Deck and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Without a doubt the Top of the Rock has the best view of NYC. I recommend go day to appreciate both the view of Central Park and the Empire State Building. Keep in mind that there are usually enough waiting.
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  • Top of the Rock was amazing. We had already pre boiked and paid before our arrival in New York so we picked which dayvof our trip to go. We used the hop on hop off bus to get to the Rockefella buildin...  more »
  • ... and the reason I say that is because you get to see the Empire State in all it's glory making for wonderful photos of manhattan from the top. Only unfortunate thing is that you can't get a good sh...  more »
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  • Definitely a must visit when in NYC, but probably not if you go to one of the other observation decks. This is likely the best because you get great views not only of Central Park to the north, but also the Empire State Building and southern Manhattan. There are three floors to the observation deck, but the top is definitely the best because it doesn't have as many of the glass walls impeding your view. The staff is fine and some are willing to answer questions, but they have people to hound you about their goofy Disneyland style photos. Once you're up at the top you can move freely between the three levels, so don't be afraid to wander around looking for the best views. And make sure to look up during the elevator rides.
  • Aside from it being slightly pricey, this is by far one of the best, if not the best view of the city! You get to see a 360 degree view of all of the city and it's just great. If you wanna make it there to catch some sunset views, I would suggest going an hour earlier at the least, because once you get in, you'll have to get in a line that takes you through an indoor section first so it might not be the fastest. You'll definitely want to take some pictures in the daylight, and then also catch the beautiful sunset as well!
  • There are a lot of places in NYC where you can go up high and look down on the city (always a favorite tourist activity of mine), and while I haven't been to all of them, I think they all have their own advantages. Top of the Rock is a slightly more subdued option: a little cheaper, a little quieter--though it's still New York City, so quieter does not mean quiet. You get a fabulous view of Central Park, and the fact that you can't see 30 Rock in the skyline because you're standing on it is not as much of a disadvantage as, for example, not being able to see the Empire State Building because you're standing on it.
  • Wonderful view of New York. You see everything from this top ! From Central Park to One world trade center and statue of Liberty. I recommend to climb at the sundown for a wonderful light on the city. Book tickets online. There's usually much less line than at empire state. Don't forget to climb to the top, don't stay inside and go on upper terrace.
  • Definitely something what you have to see during your stay in NYC. It’s so much cheaper than the Empire State Building and has an absolutely amazing view. It is a bit crowded, but isn’t that everywhere? I would recommend to stay from midday until the evening/ night time. So you are able to take several pics from different perspectives

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