Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck

Take in 360° panoramic views of NYC on Top of the Rock's 70th-floor outdoor observation deck. 

The New York Pass FREE ENTRY to Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck Normally $41.37 - Free with New York Pass

Nestled at the very top of Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock Observation Deck is your first choice for sightseeing in New York.

Enjoy access to Top of the Rock Observation Deck with The New York Pass.

- Pay nothing at the door, simply show your pass.
- Indoor and outdoor viewing decks.
- Enjoy multi-story observation decks.
- Open until midnight - visit day and night.


Top of the Rock offers picturesque views throughout the whole day. Visit early in the day and experience New York’s iconic architecture. Enjoy a magical afternoon 850ft above ground as you watch the sun sets over Manhattan. At night, be mesmerized by the lights of the ‘the city that never sleeps.’

Ascend 70 floors and enjoy unparalleled 360-views stretching for miles. Experience breath-taking panoramic views of New York City from three dedicated observation floors with expansive, unobstructed indoor and outdoor viewing areas that create the feeling that you are floating above Central Park.

Learn about Rockefeller Center’s 10-year construction process during the Great Depression in the 1930s through modern exhibits and short films. Then ascend to the top in less than 1 minute with a ride up on the Sky Shuttle. With views of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, George Washington Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty, the Top of the Rock Observation Deck shows you New York City, as you’ve never seen it before.



  • Enjoy unobstructed Indoor and outdoor viewing decks across multiple observation decks offering 360 views of New York City.

  • Experience stunning views all day until late, the observation deck stays open until midnight.

  • Learn about the history of Rockefeller Center through modern displays.

  • Rocket to the top of Rockefeller Center in under 6 seconds with The Shuttle.


Top of the Rock™ facts

  • The observation deck opened to the public in 1933 and too nearly 10 years to complete.

  • Rockefeller Center hosts the iconic annual Christmas tree in NYC.

  • Rockefeller Center was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.


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Visiting Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck

Visiting Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck

  • Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck 30 Rockefeller Plaza (guests enter on 50th Street, between 5th & 6th Aves). New York, NY 10112
  • Closest Subway 47th-50th Streets Rockefeller Center station
  • Closest Bus Stop See map
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops Stop 18 on Downtown route and stop 30 on Uptown route

Opening Times

We recommend checking directly with the attraction for current opening hours

Daily 1PM-9PM (last elevator up at 8.15PM).

Please note: Capacity is limited. Arrive early in the day for the most availability.

Holiday hours of operation:

  • Thanksgiving, November 28: 8am-Midnight
  • Christmas Eve, December 24: 8am-10pm
  • Christmas Day, December 25: 8am-Midnight
  • New Year’s Eve, December 31: 8am-10pm
  • New Year’s Day, January 1: 10am-12:30am

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