New York City

New York's iconic, Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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From USD 43.55

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Offered in: English


Get the best view in all of New York City from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Plaza. Soak up three floors of indoor and outdoor viewing areas and admire the Big Apple’s popular landmarks, such as One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and more.
  • Admission to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Explore three floors with expansive, unobstructed viewing areas
  • Take in great views of some of New York City's most popular sights
  • Flexible voucher redemption policy with no date restrictions

What's Included

  • Local taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Start time

    Opening hours

    • 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2024

      Monday - Sunday : 09:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Ticket redemption point

    Top of The Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, USA

    What To Expect

    Upon entering Rockefeller Center, pass through security and ride up to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, open 365 days a year.

    The view is as dramatic a sight as anyone can get in New York City. Day or night, the three floors of indoor and outdoor decks serve to impress. Take in the scenery from a comfortable seat or use binoculars for unobstructed views through glass panels on the 67th and 69th floors and in the open air observatory on the 70th floor. On all three levels, have a photo taken by a Kodak pro and pick it up on the way out.

    Top of the Rock

    Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Top of the Rock utilizes timed-ticketing; your voucher must be exchanged in person for a timed-ticket at the Top of the Rock box office.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travellers can participate
    • It is strongly advised to exchange your voucher soon upon arriving in NYC. This is to secure your timed-ticket for your preferred date and time. Please note: popular time periods such as sunset fill up in advance.
    • If entrance is not available immediately upon presenting your voucher, you will be offered the next available time slot, or the next available time slot one of your preferred choice. Please visit Top of the Rock in advance of your actual desired time to secure your timed-tickets for the date and time of your preference during your NYC trip.
    • Last elevator to the Top goes up one hour before closing time, 8pm Eastern Standard Time..

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Traveller Tips

    If you're an early bird and you're hoping to get pictures without too many people around, I recommend going at opening (8am).
    Spend some time at the lower levels of Rockefellar Center..You won't be disappointed.
    Do the empire state during the day and this at night - or vice versa as the contrast is excellent.


    3,128 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travellers.
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    Too many people
    Neville_G, Sept 2023
    Great views but far to many people. I went with my parents 70’s and 80’s. Around 100 people every 5 mins. So Difficult to get to the front. The view was incredible though.
    Great views
    Lorraine_M, Sept 2023
    Great weather and views from Top of the Rock. Rockefeller plaza and the building is wonderful to visit.
    WONDERFUL 2 Hour Tour!
    Diondra_L, Sept 2023
    Omar was a great tour guide! He played music, gave great information about the park, and took wonderful pictures alone the way! I would highly recommend this tour through NYC Park Tours! You won’t want to miss this great way to see Central Park! I have been to the City several times and this was the best and most informative Central Park tour!
    Rajesh_P, Sept 2023
    Excellent views of whole of New York, we recommend this experience for anyone going to Visit. 100% will go again next time
    Booking with Viator offers no additional value..more expensive
    Jim_S, Sept 2023
    Pre-purchasing your tickets with Viator: 1. $20/ticket more expensive than at the venue 2. Not valid for "prime time" at the venue 3. You still need to line up in the ticket line to exchange your voucher for a ticket 4.No additional value or purpose for pre-purchase Waste of money, Viator is a rip off.
    Awesome experience
    ENRIQUE_S, Sept 2023
    Had a great time at top of rock observation. The views are incredible just make sure to bring a selfie stick
    Great way to see NYC
    Linda_M, Sept 2023
    Seeing the sun set on NYC is sight to behold. The only downside was there were so many people and many without any etiquette or manners.
    Good tour worthy to join
    Kaion_T, Sept 2023
    Great coverage of the city, prefect design of itinerary, experience tour guide provided services we need
    Best views of New York
    Joanne_B, Aug 2023
    Best views of New York Booked Viator tickets hour before and collected tickets at the rock. No problems at all. Thanks Viator
    Great stress free experience
    Chris_C, Aug 2023
    Great experience at the Top of the Rock. Buying tickets through Viator was so easy. We exchanged them in the morning for timed tickets that evening. As a consequence we walked straight in and didn’t have to line up with others eugh I timed tickets. Highly recommend
    Great views from the top at night.
    Robert_T, Aug 2023
    The view was great (observed at night, with a “timed” ticket). Shame the glass isn’t cleaned of smears more often at the top but appreciate the predicament (caused by tourists). Queuing system outside seemed a bit chaotic, to enter the main building but again appreciate the building wasn’t designed for this purpose and number of people at once as far as I can tell. The guy outside was doing a sterling job.
    Top of The Rock
    CAROLANN_F, Aug 2023
    Beautiful building and fantastic views which were different from the Empire State views. there was also the skating if you wished and there were plenty of food shops to pick up some lunch and go outside to eat.
    Well worth a visit
    paulallen1508, Aug 2023
    Well worth a visit great photo opportunities. Night time is best when Nee York is at its finest with all its lights shining.
    Robert_S, Aug 2023
    Absolutely awesome. A must see experience. Breezed right through and we were able to go right up. Thanks!
    Overrated and overpriced
    Naran_S, Aug 2023
    Overrated and overpriced. Overrated and overpriced. Overrated and overpriced Overrated and overpriced
    First trip
    Tynesha_D, Aug 2023
    The process to check in was smooth. Next available time was within 5 mins. Pleasant and peaceful experience.
    A terrible experience
    Cruz_C, July 2023
    Not only was this an unpleasant experience but it was also incredibly unsafe. The “Top of the Rock” was overcrowded & no one would move from the ledge to allow all visitors to see the view. The second tier of the deck was even MORE crowded (if you can even imagine this) and again - people would not move from the ledge and numerous others were sitting in between the ledge and walkway so it was almost impossible to even move around. All visitors are assigned a specific time to visit but there are no employees regulating this time to ensure all guests have the opportunity to properly experience “Top of the Rock”. We all pay for our tickets and I believe this attraction can be much better regulated for a safer and better experience. I was able to take the best photos from the windows on my way back down, if that tells you anything.
    Excellent views!
    Matthew_H, July 2023
    So easy to get tickets and ride to the top. Amazing views! Fun to see NYC at the top! We enjoyed sharing this experience with our family.
    Horrible terrible...
    Jenny_J, July 2023
    Horrible terrible experience. Not great view. Also didn’t accept refund request. I didn’t like it…..
    Amazing view
    Tamim_A, July 2023
    The views of the NY city were amazing… Only thing is the weather was cloudy and didn’t see Canada from the top

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