Enjoy the view from The Top of The Rock Observation Deck in New York City, New York.

Top Of The Rock is an experience in history and scenery that culminates with unparalleled views of New York City from the newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center.

There's a certain peace at 70 stories above the city, and TOP OF THE ROCK'S Observation Deck was conceived with the express purpose of keeping that peace uninterrupted. Panels of fully transparent safety glass - the only thing between our visitors and the city - are crystal clear for unobstructed, open-air viewing. The reserved-ticket system is designed to ensure the deck is never overcrowded.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate: $27.50
Senior Rate
(Ages 62+):
Child Rate
(Ages 6-12):
Child - Free
(Ages 5 & Under):

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Tour / Activity Details

Open 365 days of the year; 8:30 am to Midnight. Last elevator goes up at 11:00 pm.

The Observation Deck does not offer hotel pick ups. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

The view itself is unique and astonishing, unobstructed for 360 degrees and stretching for miles in every direction. It includes a panorama of Central Park and the northern half of Manhattan that can't be found anywhere else. New York's other landmarks are visible as well, including the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. It is, quite simply, the most spectacular view in New York City.

And because TOP OF THE ROCK'S Observation Deck is open 365 days a year, it is the ideal perch to watch the seasons unfold. Or simply to take in an amazing sunset.

Designed for Guests of Every Age

Top of the Rock is more than just a pretty view. In addition to the interactive exhibits on the mezzanine level with its hands-on activities, the stunning views at the summit can be enjoyed by everyone. And, to remember the trip, our TOP OF THE ROCK shop features exclusive merchandise not found anywhere else.

Swarovski & Target Bring their Unique Styles to Top of the Rock

There's a genuine excitement at TOP OF THE ROCK, inspired by our sponsor partnerships with Swarovski, the world's leading brand for cut crystal, and Target®, the most dynamic and innovative retailer in the U.S.

To celebrate its partnership with Top of the Rock, Swarovski has created two spectacular pieces of art that are as dazzling as the views from our Observation Deck: "Radiance," a massive crystal geode wall on the first level of the Observation Deck, shimmers with 600 custom glass and crystal panels spanning a width of 180 feet; and "Joie", a stunning crystal waterfall chandelier that is the centerpiece of TOP OF THE ROCK's entrance on West 50th Street.

Target® adds its own cool and imaginative style to the Observation Deck with the Target® Breezeway, a cutting edge, interactive multi-media experience that puts a human touch on motion-detection technology, using the movements of our visitors as its catalyst. Target® has also designed a number of exclusive, Target®-branded products for the TOP OF THE ROCK shops. The Target® merchandise includes personal, business and travel accessories, as well as a collection of cashmere hats, gloves and scarves.

The Story Behind Top of the Rock

A Story that begins in 1933... - John D. Rockefeller, Jr. first opened the Observation Deck atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza more than 70 years ago, to give something back to New Yorkers and their guests from around the worlds a place to appreciate and celebrate the city.

The Observation Deck's original design was inspired by the decks of the great ocean liners of the era - complete with deck chairs, gooseneck fixtures and vents inspired by a ship's stacks. A trip to the Observation Deck was like setting sail in the heart of the world's most dynamic city.

Now, for the first time in 20 years, this breathtaking vantage point is being re-introduced to the people of New York and the world.

...and continues into the 21st Century - As the steward of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s dream, Tishman Speyer is proud to present the new Top of the Rock Observation Deck, as envisioned by the architect Michael Gabellini.

When Mr. Gabellini re-imagined the new Observation Deck that is now TOP OF THE ROCK, he envisioned the same simple elegance and astonishing beauty of the original --amplified by modern materials and engineering.

Top of the Rock is a streamlined, uncluttered and thrilling experience - with panels of fully transparent, non-reflective safety glass allowing completely unobstructed, open-air views of the entire city. Gabellini blended modern materials with the deck's original elements - like the custom "shot-sawn" limestone and cast-aluminum fleurs-de-lis that are signatures of the original design. The result is Art Deco grace combined with state-of-the-art technology and simplicity.

About Rockefeller Center - A New York City landmark for nearly 75 years, Rockefeller Center is located in the heart of Manhattan. The complex is home to broadcast studios, dozens of shops and restaurants, an outdoor ice-skating rink, Radio City Music Hall, and, of course, one of the most famous Christmas trees in the world.

The Observation Deck does not offer hotel pick ups. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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