Reviews of Top of the Rock (Tourist Attraction)

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 Located in: Rockefeller Center

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This Tourist Attraction belongs to the category of Observation deck.

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REVIEWS OF Top of the Rock IN New York

Marilyn Burlesson

Brilliant views from all around, no matter what direction you are facing!.. We went up at night when you could see all the lights for miles and miles.. Staff are friendly and it’s $38 per adult to visit, museum as well inside with loads of history in New York, gift shop and the elevator ride up in 43 seconds is entertaining .. Well worth the visit, so close to Times Square

Neil Bishop

Bought advance timed ticket. Entered on time. Good display of the background to the centre and of Rockefeller. Short queue for lift (<10 min).. Clear top to elevator, so you can see all the way up the shaft. 3 decks to view from. Great views of Central Park, Hudson and other city landmarks. Helpful staff.

Brandon Lemmon

Views were great and trip up was short. Don’t show up early. It’s best to show up exactly on time and head straight to the door.

Ankur P

To be honest, the views from this place are better than from the top of Empire State building, but one of the reasons that's so is because Empire State is part of the view :-). This place is usually much less crowded than Empire State and also seems to be better organized and modern. The views around and after sunset are spectacular. Wait till the time they light up the Empire State with their seasonal colors. It's very beautiful.

Trina Ana

I am happy I went to the Top of the Rock instead of the Empire State Building. A great view of the whole city including Central park and Empire State Building! If you are buying the tickets there, don’t expect to be able to go right up. I had to wait an hour, which was perfect to walk around that area until it was my turn.

Rabeea Jabbar

Great spot for a nice view of the entire city. If you go around sunset, it's always very packed so go earlier in the day or at night. It's crowded always but NY itself is so beautiful that I don't see the point in doing this unless you're a tourist looking to take photos.

S Park

Great touristy attraction even for salty residents. Come at night time for a nice view of the city especially during the summer. It feels electric with the mix of warm and cool evening breeze. Kids love it. Lines are manageable if you buy your tickets online.

Emily B

Book tickets in advance. Staff very helpful and friendly. Great views across manhattan (Central Park & Empire State). It’s pretty much what you expect from a viewing platform on a tall building. The lift is a bit insane though!

David Jones

Really enjoyed watching the city go from daylight to dark at the Top of the Rock. There is some interesting history about the building itself and you get to see that in the form of some still images and three short movies inside. The elevator ride itself is amazing. This is the building where Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Late Late Night with Seth Meyers is filmed. It offers some of the most amazing pictures you can get in New York City from the 3 - tiered observation decks on top of the building. You can see the river, the Empire State Building, Central Park and much, much more. Get there early because the crowds for Sunset get pretty thick!

Jame Brown

The views are amazing!! You get Central Park, Empire State building, and so much more. The wind was crazy when we were there but still worth it. Definitely worth checking out.

Tsveta Donkova

The view is great, you can also see Central Park, but compared to Empire State building observatory, I prefer the latter, because it's higher, there's more space and overall it has more history. I visited the Top of the rock during the day and it wasn't that impressive, but then went to the Empire State's observatory at night and had the best time there, not too many people, everyone was nice and the view is just magnificent!

Thomas Zajicek

Not much more i can add that hasn't already been said. I got my tickets online, so the wait was non existent. Nighttime was beautiful, even has an upper, upper deck that does not have the glass surrounding so you can get much better pictures. Lots of people, but it was not unbearable. After reading reviews it seemed rock was the way to go vs empire.

Lucais Horsley

In all our trips to NYC, my sister and I have never stopped here. It seemed like a cheesy tourist attraction. But, other reviews plus a discount (there are people on the street handing out flyers that are an even better deal than online) convinced us to give it a try. We were not disappointed. There are many floors of themed rooms, covering many different interests - Broadway, politics, music, etc. The Avengers 4D experience was not that great but included in the basic ticket and a good chance to sit for 10 minutes.

Ben Wiechmann

Great views and much quicker than Empire State Building. Whether or not it's worth the price of admission will depend on who you ask. The timed ticketing system worked very well for us and we really didn't have to wait in any kind of line. It's recommended if you think the value is there for a nice view.

איתן כספי

This is for the tour: Amazing that this got so many great reviews. If you REALLY love history, architecture and art, and you really need to see every bit of it, then maybe this is for you. We got earphones and started walking. The guide was very nice and informative, but... It's just walking around the block and talking about the art installations. Nothing really interesting and nothing you can't see on your own. $25 for this?? I would have preferred Free Tours by Foot. Really disappointing.

S Breakingbury

Top of the Rock. We timed it to arrive 30 min before sunset and what a great view. Book tickets ahead. 3 levels up top. Top has no glass wall. The 2 lower levels have glass but it was quite clean. Some gaps to take photo.


In my opinion, this place rocks! Make this trip soon. This is a wonderful experience for everyone. To all visitors, vacation guests and to all those who love to site see, this is the place high up that you want to be. Top of the Rock has the finest outside panoramic view in Manhattan. The outside observation tower whether you are North, South, East or West is absolutely breathtaking. You stand in the middle of Midtown and basically see fantastic views all around you and you are pretty high up. The elevator ride is amazing and there is a museum about historical things in New York City. There were plenty of gift shops to buy items and there is food everywhere. During Christmas, Top of the Rock and Rockefeller center are absolutely spectacular with the tree, music and lights. I encourage people from all over the world to make this their choice in New York at any time of the year and especially during the Christmas holiday to experience the Top of the Rock. Spring and summer views are breathtaking. Go during the week at dusk for the most picturesque views of a lifetime. Great weather for the rooftop is the spring! Go today. Wow! Summertime sunsets!!!

Austin Lunn

Beautiful view whether day or night. You may spend as much time as you want up there, once you finally get up there and there's nowhere better to look at the city. Due to the small(ish) size of the roof it may take quite some time to get there on a busy day, though it's no big issue as they provide plenty of stimulation while waiting through informational videos and such.

Dr.Debasree Biswas

Sheer beauty. Book your ticket then take an appointment for the evening or night. Later the better. The city that never sleeps never shone so bright with dreams!

Jesus Lemus

Took my wife for her birthday to new york and a friend recommended this city view and believe me he was right. She love it and the view is breathtaking. 100% worth the ticket price

April H

Great views from the top of the rock! I loved being able to see the Empire State Building from up close. Also being closer to Central Park meant we were able to get some great pictures of it. Highly recommend coming here. It was definitely worth the price.

Maria Klein

The best view of New York. This is exactly that Manhattan from pictures and postcards. You can see as Empire State Building as Central Park. We were here in the morning and came back to see wonderful sunset and night New York (if you have enough time just pay a little bit more to see both of views, it’s really worth it). There are much less people in the morning than in the evening (consider this if you want to take some interesting photos).


You simply can't go to NYC and not get a view from the top of a skyscraper! This was an awesome experience and I highly recommend it for anyone at any age. Be sure to go on a clear day so you can see farther.

Brayden Mora

This is a good option if you want a great view of the city during the day or at night. It’s better than the Empire stare because you’re looking st the Empire State from the top which makes for more iconic photos! It’s got a good history too. They charge another $10 if you show up at sunset. What a mean thing to do. But hey, that’s America. Never miss an opportunity. Don’t give them the satisfaction. It’s just as good without the sunset. Which only lasts minutes anyway. You feel a little like you’re a herd of cattle being corralled on a conveyor belt through the experience but that’s for safety and because they get huge visitor numbers. So get your patience hat on.

Akash Dutta

The views from this place are stunning. For me, the best views of New York City. However, keep in mind that this is a very crowded place and people in general lack common sense and don't easily give up their spots. So you might not get the chance to get THAT picture with the Manhattan skyline in the background. If you're looking to capture the views on a camera, I'd suggest going down a level and getting your shot from there from between the glass walls. It's definitely not the best case scenario, but you can live with it.

J.C. Le

This is the best view you will find in all of NYC. You see it all from here. Empire State Building, Time Square, One World Trade, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, East & Hudson River. List Goes On. Line is quick and be prepared when entering. You must go through security scanners so be ready with your belongs. Internal elevator has an overhead screen for your viewing pleasure when ascending. Free WiFi.

Kelly Wheeler

The BEST view of the city by far! Great view of central park and the empire state building! We got the city pass and went here and the empire state building and I thought this was better for sure! Either way you will get a great view of the city

chiara colaizzi

If you are in NYC, you must visit this place!! Its 360° view is fantastic, you can see all the city and also the New Jersey. At sunset you can see the sun disappear and Paint the Sky with beautiful colours. It Is Amazing.


The view from Top of the Rock is one of the best scenic points in NYC! I recommend you to come here 30 minutes before sunset. You will be impressed the beautiful view! And here is good photogenic place. You can take photos of Empire State Building from here. In winter, the heated floor tile keeps you warm when you are at the outside deck. You have to enter the entrance at specific time indicated in the admission ticket. You can choose the time you want to enter when you buy ticket by the internet.

R Sandy

Did I make it No 30,000?!?! This place is awesome. Great military discount and much better than going up the Empire State Building, as then you can see it!

Patricia Roberts

Definitely worth the visit, amazing views from all sides. I entered around 6pm to watch the sunset, worth mentioning that a sunset ticket between 5 and 9 pm does cost more money, around $10 extra I think. Can get incredibly busy so if you want to see the sunset make sure you secure a spot and stick by it. Access is very quick, lines move efficiently.

Anne Fernandena

Visited the Rockefeller center top of the rock observatory. Stunning views and especially a visit for after sunset. Even thought it’s an very old construction I feel it’s so impressive till date and views are amazing overlooking NYC entirely. Should view as can get great views of the Empire State Building too. Had a much simpler scenic experience here than at the Empire State. Less interactive but all about the view. Well worth a visit, much less queues.

Jack Bramhall

Pictures do not do the Top of the Rock justice. After visiting NYC a few times and only ever going to the top of the Empire State Building - Top of the Rock brings a whole new perspective with plenty of space across multiple floors, non obstructed and breathtaking views. Well worth a visit to new and returning visitors of the big Apple.

Giovanna Gaglianese

A must see in NYC. Went there twice to enjoy the most breathtaking view of the city. Central Park from there is indescribable. I'd suggest to buy the ticket in advance choosing the before sunset hours, so you don't have to pay the extra 5$ (or 10? I can't recall), but you will however enjoy the view at dusk. It can get quite crowded, but it's all worth it.

Natalie Jones

Beautiful view whether day or night. You may spend as much time as you want up there, once you finally get up there and there's nowhere better to look at the city. Due to the small size of the roof, it may take quite some time to get there on a busy day, though it's no big issue as they provide plenty of stimulation while waiting through informational videos and such.

Marina Mekhaeel

Yolande E, one of the managers, was just fantastic to deal with. My husband and I had some issues occur and we were no longer able to make it to our booking. After being bounced around from person to person, we were finally referred to Yolande. She was so professional and so understanding of our circumstances. She was really friendly with us too, which was a nice change from all the other customer service providers at these touristy places - being from Australia we definitely appreciated this. Thanks Yolande

Michael S. Bendtsen

What an amazing trip to 70th floor of the Rockefeller building. You order to a specific time, and you better not come before time. They will make you walk around until it's your turn. There was some queue going up, but they try to make the wait entertaining. The view from the top is just amazing. Worth every cent

regina rasulova

Amazing experience, highly recommend. But to get to the restaurant on the top floor you still need to pay admission fee. So if you are planning to just have a dinner there, keep that extra expense in mind.

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