One of the great places to go in New York for breathtakingly sweeping views of the city is the Top of the Rock observation decks. Opened in 1933 and originally intended to resemble an ocean liner, the Top of the Rock takes over the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors of the Rockefeller Building in the heart of Manhattan.
If you’re traveling to New York for the first time, the views from atop this massive skyscraper offer a great way to not only take in the famous beauty of this world-famous city, it’s also a great perch from which to familiarise yourself with the layout of the city.
Fees for getting up to the Top of the Rock range from $16-$38, depending on your age and the type of experience you’re looking for. Try to get an audio guide or download the official Top of the Rock podcast from their website, for the best experience. You’ll also get the best viewing experience, naturally, on a clear day with limited wind.
The lines here aren’t nearly as long as it’s counterpart, the Empire State Building, and some visitors claim that the views are better here too. Overall, the Top of The Rock is really one of the great places to go in New York.