A trip to New York City without passing by famous sites will make the entire journey incomplete. For a quick glance at the city, you need to visit the Top of the Rock observatory at the Rockefeller Center which offers you scenic views of the entire metropolis.
If you travel to New York you must climb to the Top of the Rock, the highest point in this city full of skyscrapers. We travel to a fascinating city, with countless experiences to enjoy and places to visit. Of the many things that you will see and enjoy in New York, Top of the Rock is undoubtedly one of the best.
From the top of this skyscraper you’ll enjoy some of the best views of the city. 70 floors high and three viewpoints, you’ll feel the excitement and hustle-bustle of New York below your feet. The views that you get from the top are infinite. From the green of Central Park, the skyline of the city, to the Empire State Building and the best sunsets in the Big Apple. Let them tell you all the secrets of the city that never sleeps, in Spanish, and fall in love with New York at your feet.
The visit to the Top of the Rock is one of the 10 must-do attractions on your trip to New York. In this building you can see with your own eyes how beautiful and captivating it is and the breathtaking views that one of the highest points of the city gives you.
Reaching the top by elevator is quite an experience. In less than a minute you’ll climb 259 metres in a journey full of lights and colours.
You can buy your early ticket here.
To get to the top of the Top of the Rock, you enter through the Comcast Building’s lobby and follow the signs for the ‘Observation Deck’. That’s where you can buy tickets for the Top of the Rock. Upon arrival, a room awaits with an exhibition on the history of the Comcast Building containing a host of curiosities, one of which is the possibility of having a photo simulating that you are sitting on a scaffolding of the building.
At the end of the room you’ll find the elevator that in only 42 seconds takes you to the top of the Top of the Rock.
The elevator will take you to the 67th floor. At this point you can move freely between floors 67 and 70. This is what you will see in each of the observatories:
→ Observatories on floors 67 to 69 have open air parts and closed parts. They are characterized by being surrounded by crystals.
→ Observatory on floor 70 is open floor plan, outdoors and with no windows. You have direct views of the city.
The 70th floor is the highest point of the building and from it you’ll have a 360º panorama of New York where you can see:
→ Central Park. To the north you will see the green presence which acts as the lungs of New York.
→ Empire State Building. The skyscrapers and the traffic bustling marks the south. In the same direction, a little further, is One World Trade Center and in the middle of the water the Statue of Liberty.
→ The Chrysler building will amaze you in the southeast.
→ The Rockefeller Center awaits you in the southwest.
Whether you visit the observatory by day or night, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Big Apple. Although the most magical moment is at sunset. Right at the moment when the city is full of lights.
You can stay in the building as long as you want. A visit usually lasts two hours, so it is better not to visit when you’re in a rush .
Sunset time varies depending on the time of year that you visit New York.
The observatory at the Top of the Rock opens every day of the year, although it is advisable to buy tickets in advance due to the large number of visitors to the famous skyscraper. When buying them you can choose between:
→ Prearranged ticket: with day and date reserved.
→ Ticket to watch the sunset.
→ Open ticket: this type of ticket has the disadvantage of you having to go through the ticket office and waiting in line.
→ Ticket with CityPASS, New York Pass or Explorer Pass: with these passes you can visit the Top of the Rock whenever you want, although we recommend that you book your ticket if you want to visit in the afternoon, as that’s when it’s busiest.
The prices to visit the Top of the Rock are as follows:
→ Day ticket:Adult: $36 Children (6-12 years):$30 Senior Citizens: 34
→ Night ticket:Adult: $46 Children (6-12 years):$40 Senior Citizens: 44
Children under the age of 6 get free entry if accompanied by an adult.
We recommend that you check the time of the sunset and go up one hour before so you can admire the views day and night. Enjoy!
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