Rockefeller Center, New York City

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Dive into New York City’s rich history with a tour of landmark Rockefeller Center. Sprawling over 9 hectares (22 acres) of midtown Manhattan, the 19-building complex is home to some of the city’s most important financial and commercial headquarters. Take a guided tour of the complex to learn about the Rockefeller family and the center's remarkable architecture, or get a behind-the-scenes look at NBC Studios, where the Today Show and other programs are filmed. Head 70 floors up to the Top of the Rock observation deck to enjoy panoramic views of the city. Make Rockefeller Center part of your personalized New York City itinerary using our New York City vacation builder tool .
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  • Family with children and girls, the Top of you Rock an amazing 360 ° on NYC. Impressive in the elevator when the ceiling opens with music, the climb is dramatic and when you arrive, you can only say WOW. Rockefeller Center is magical.
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  • Be there when the Christmas tree is really nice. Christmas is in the air. The place is a true representative of the culture of New York. The Council always.
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  • It was truly difficult to find your way around the building. The lack of signage and weird layout of this complex makes it not worth your time.  more »
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  • TOTALLY AWESOME! A MUST DO while in NYC!!!!! While we waited, there was a nice gift shop with affordable mementos! The elevator ride up was VERY smooth! The scenery from the top (all kinds of different levels!) was exquisite - If you go in the early evening, you can see the sun go down and then, experience NYC from a whole different perspective - FULL OF MILLIONS OF LIGHTS! Beautiful!!!!! Well worth the trip up to the top! Get your tickets in advance (if you are able) - no lines! :)
  • I still come by every so often as a tourist in my own town. Usually here just to look at the tree and the skating rink during the winter holiday season. Area can be very busy so you'll need to be careful of pickpockets. If in the area, I highly recommend taking in a show at Radio City Music Hall or even trying to get to see Jimmy Fallon. There's plenty of shopping above ground and in the concourse.
  • It is an amazing place and located right in the heart of New York. It is easily accessible from Metro. You can see glimpse of Downtown and skyscrapers. This is very iconic place with shops, TV and radio station next to each other. Make sure get in the top of the rock because you will able to glance mesmaring views from the top. I suggest to anyone who is visiting New York in future. One of the best place to see architecture and history of city. This is actually one of the bucket list of my wife and It did not disappointed both of us.
  • The architecture and history here was more fulfilling than I had hoped it would be. I try not to see buildings in print or online due to the fact that I want the awe of the experience to be fresh and in the moment and to say least, I was impressed. There were many monumental places i visited in New York, all of which were stunning. While the MET holds my vote for most memorable experience, saying i was able to wander aimlessly around the Rockefeller Center has dented my bucket list. This was one of the main places I intended to visit while in New York, and I wasn't disappointed.
  • Had a great time! Came here for a taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers. It's enjoyable to walk around except for the people blocking walkways to take the "Perfect Portrait" If you are here, please respect flow of traffic. Some spots are understandable photo ops, but the middle of a crosswalk or busy thoroughfare is not the place.
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