Rockefeller Center is home to a remarkable collection of art deco motifs and sculptures signifying man's development in spirit, science, industry and more. Learn all about the Center's most famous artworks-and how Rockefeller's vision was ultimately realized.
One of the great plazas of this great city. It is world famous and always has something good going on. In winter there is the tree and ice skating. In the summer they have little markets and all the great shops are always there. With NBC in 30 Rock you can often see famous people walking around or appearing on the morning show. You have to stop by and enjoy the iconic sights.
Famous place in NYC from many movies ...It is worth the visit if you are walking around the city. Great iconic building. Lovely architecture. Lots of shops and restaurants ,photo opportunities...Visit the amazing Lego shop .. Favorite time of year to visit is Christmas time when ta huge tree is lit and the nearby buildings have light shows ...I love the fountains leading to the ice skating area ...
The wait was worth the wait for the view. The wait was like 30 mins. We went to this place as it was recommended by our friends because of wait time at One World Trade Center and Empire State building. One one side you get the view of Central Park and on the other side you get the view of Downtown Manhattan. The other side you see the river and New Jersey and the other side you get the view of one of the boroughs of New York. The view is spectacular and you can stay there as long as you want. There are 2-3 levels of view points, so don't forget to navigate and spend time on all 3 of them. Staffs were nice and polite and the crowd was manageable. So overall it was a great experience. Highly recommended.
I went to the viewing platform here, called Top of the Rock. It was awesome. There are three levels once you get up there, and it's not times at all so you can just go slow and enjoy the views. I went in early afternoon on a weekday and it only took about 15 min to get through security. Weekends might be worse though.
The Rockefeller Center is worth a stop when being in NYC. The top of the rock observation platform is a must with a beautiful view to downtown Manhattan to the South and Central Park to the North. However, check weather conditions and visibility range beforehand to get the best value for your entrance fee. If you buy the tickets onsite, a waiting time is likely to occur that can be used to visit the shops and restaurants at Rockefeller Center before you go to the top. As stated by others before, the time just before and after dawn, is the one giving you the opportunity to take pictures of NYC with and without illumination. Since this is well known, this time is very busy and crowded, so your preferences might be different, if you want to avoid peak hours.