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NYC: Top of the Rock Observation Deck Ticket

1. NYC: Top of the Rock Observation Deck Ticket

Take in a 360-degree panorama of New York from 850 feet (260 m) in the air at the Top of the Rock. Explore 9,500-square feet of unobstructed outdoor viewing space, the most of any New York observatory. Take in the daytime scenery, see the sunset, or admire the city sparkle by night from new heights.  Upon arriving at 30 Rockefeller Center, take time to admire the stunning, shimmering Swarovski chandelier on your way to the mezzanine level. Head up to the Top in less than 1 minute on the elevators. Explore 2 floors with expansive indoor and outdoor viewing areas. Finally top off your visit with breathtaking views of Central Park, Empire State Building, downtown Manhattan, One World Trade Center, and multiple bridges from the completely open-air deck on the 70th-floor.

New York: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

2. New York: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Receive tickets to 5 must-see attractions in New York City and save 40% on admission with the New York CityPASS® . Experience world-class art, fascinating science, important history, incredible views—from the sky and the sea, and more with your New York CityPASS® tickets. Save 40% on prepaid admission to 5 must-see attractions: • Empire State Building – General admission entry to the 86th floor observatory and admission to the 2nd floor museum, plus bonus same-night general admission • American Museum of Natural History – Admission to permanent museum halls, including over 40 galleries, plus a choice of one ticketed exhibition, giant-screen film, or the Hayden Planetarium Space Show. based on availability Plus your choice of admission to 3 of the following attractions: • Top of the Rock® Observation Deck – General Admission • Ferry Access to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island - Reserve ticket for one Statue City Cruises ferry ride to and from Liberty Island and Ellis Island, audio guides, and admission to the Statue of Liberty Museum and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Crown Tickets and Pedestal Access are not included • 9/11 Memorial and Museum – General Admission • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises – One regularly scheduled Landmarks Cruise, Liberty Midtown Cruise, or Liberty Super Express Cruise. Check circleline.com for current schedules • Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum – General admission, including the Space Shuttle Pavilion, and the submarine Growler • Guggenheim Museum - General admission to the Guggenheim’s collection and special exhibits, plus a free digital guide, accessed via your personal mobile device

New York: Go City Explorer Pass - 90+ Tours and Attractions

3. New York: Go City Explorer Pass - 90+ Tours and Attractions

Explore iconic New York with Go City for one low pre-paid price. With a selection of over 90 must-see NYC attractions, museums, and tours, you can save up to 50%* compared to buying separate attraction tickets. Design your own New York adventure with access to the most popular attractions on one easy-to-use digital pass. Options include the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry, 9/11 Museum and Memorial, Empire State Building, EDGE, MoMA, Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour, The Guggenheim Museum and many more. Pick between a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10-choice pass, browse the PDF guide or Go City app to plan your itinerary and check entry requirements. Scanning your pass at the gate or ticket office of an attraction (or tour) for the first time will activate it. You then have 60 days to use the remaining number of choices purchased. Your Explorer Pass also features special perks including gift shop discounts or a free audio guide at selected attractions, helping you make the most of your New York trip and save even more along the way. The New York attractions you can choose include:  Museums and Galleries • American Museum of Natural History • 9/11 Memorial and Museum • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and Space Shuttle • Guggenheim Museum • The Whitney Museum of American Art • Fotografiska New York • Museum of Sex • Museum of the City of New York • New York Botanical Garden • Museum of Jewish Heritage • New York Historical Society Museum • International Center of Photography • ARTECHOUSE New York Experiences • Empire State Building • Top of the Rock • One World Observatory • Edge • Central Park Bike Rental • Rise NY • 9/11 Museum Workshop: Hands-on 9/11 Tour • SPYSCAPE • Escape Virtuality - Choose 4 • Luna Park at Coney Island • Madame Tussauds + Marvel Universe 4D • Harlem Jazz Series • Harlem Bike Rental • The Beast Speedboat Ride (seasonal) • Clipper City Tall Ship: Daytime or Sunset Statue Sail (seasonal) • Surrey Bike Rental Governors Island • SEA Life Aquarium New Jersey • LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Jersey • LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester • Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental by Unlimited Biking • New York Yankees Game Tickets Tours & Cruises • Rockefeller Center Tour • Big Bus New York Hop-on Hop-off: 1-Day Classic Tour • Best of NYC Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry • The RIDE • Harbor Lights Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing • NYC Landmarks Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing • Liberty Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing • Central Park Bike Tour • Madison Square Garden All Access Tour • Radio City Stage Door Tour • Greenwhich Village at Night Walking Tour • NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour • St Patrick's Cathedral Tour with Express Entry • Graffiti and Street Art Tour Walking Tour of Brooklyn • Secrets of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Walking Tour • NYC Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn & Queens • Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Walking Tour (seasonal) • Soho - Little Italy - Chinatown Walking Tour • Broadway & Times Square Walking Tour • Central Park TV & Movies Walking Tour • Yankee Stadium Tour • How Money was Made - Wall Street Walking Tour • Catacombs by Candlelight • Pride Walking Tour • NYC TV & Movie Bus Tour • Top of the Highline and Hudson Yards Tour • Liberty Super Express Cruise • Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Neighborhood Walking Tour • Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour by Unlimited Biking • Marvel & DC Superheroes Tour • Harlem Gospel Tour (Sunday Service) • The Official Chinatown Walking Tour • High Line - Chelsea - Meatpacking Tour • The Official Little Italy Walking Tour • New York City Sketching Art Tour • New York City News Media Waking Tour • Greenwich Village Walking Tour • Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour in Williamsburg • Woodbury Common Bus Tour (Round Trip + VIP Coupon Booklet) • Queens-Flushing Meadows International Food Excursion • Christmas Lights Walking Tour of Brooklyn (seasonal) • Statue at Sunset Cruise • Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts Walking Tour • Lower East Side Food and Culture Walking Tour Food and Drinks • Food on Foot Tours • Perfect Picnic • Spirits on Foot - Beer, Spirits & Wine Crawl *Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website.

New York City: The Sightseeing Flex Pass

4. New York City: The Sightseeing Flex Pass

Take a bite out of the Big Apple! Pull up your Sightseeing Flex Pass on your phone and enjoy cash-free access to over 100 experiences, destinations, museums, and tours, including some of the city’s most popular attractions like the Top of the Rock Observatory, Madame Tussauds, Moma, the New York Aquarium, and more. Simplify and save, as you can tailor your trip to New York City to fit your ideal itinerary with the easy-to-use Sightseeing Flex Pass. With the option to select 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, or 12 attractions, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and with no fixed start date. This pass is recommended for visitors with limited time for sightseeing and want to visit only a few most popular attractions. Get out and explore to get an authentic taste of New York City from the streets on one of the many walking or biking tours. See the internationally renowned skyline up close with access to five bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Sightseeing Flex Pass holders also have access to the Hop-on, Hop-off Uptown and Downtown Bus Loops for 1 day. New York Top Destinations: • One World Observatory • Central Park Zoo  • Museum of Modern Art (Moma) • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours by Big Bus • Whitney Museum of American Art • Empire State Building Experiences: • Artechouse NY • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour  • Luna Park Coney Island • Harlem Gospel Series • Harlem Jazz Series Attractions: • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine • The Edge • Escape Game New York • Escape Virtuality • Madame Tussauds NYC • New York Aquarium • New York Botanical Garden • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden • Spyscape Museums: • American Museum of Natural History • El Museo Del Barrio  • Museum of Broadway • Fotografiska NY • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum • Moma PS1 • Museum at Eldridge Street • Museum of Jewish Heritage • Museum of the City of New York • National Lighthouse Museum • New York Historical Society Museum and Library • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  • Staten Island Museum and Children’s Museum • Brooklyn Children's Museum • South Street Seaport Museum Bus Tours: • Big Bus NY Discover Downtown • Guided NYC Premium Bus Tour (5 Hour Escorted Tour) • On Location Tours - Central Park TV and Movie Sites  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Bus (with discount booklet) • The Ride • Go Airlink Airport Shuttle (outbound) Cruises:  • Circle Line Landmarks Cruise • Circle Line Liberty Express tour Walking and Bike Tours:  • Brooklyn Unplugged Tours  • Food on Foot  • Hush Tours  • Inside Out Tours  • Central Park Bike Rental • The St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour • Manhattan and Beyond Central Park Walking Tour • Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour • 2-hour Central Park Bike Tour

New York City: The Sightseeing Day Pass

5. New York City: The Sightseeing Day Pass

Take a bite out of the Big Apple with the Sightseeing Day Pass, with access to over 100 experiences, museums, and tours to choose from. This includes some of the city’s most popular attractions like Top of the Rock Observatory, the Statue of Liberty, MoMA, the New York Aquarium and more! Simplify and save! With the option to select 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, or 10 days, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and no fixed start date. The easy-to-use Sightseeing Day Pass is a perfect choice for first time visitors who are excited to see all of New York City and who plan to use the Pass at more than 10 attractions across the five boroughs.  Get out and hit the streets! See the internationally renowned New York City skyline up close with access to five immersive bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Get an authentic taste of the city on one of the many themed walking or biking tours. Your Day Pass is activated in NYC the moment you use it at an attraction or service and is valid through the number of purchased consecutive days. Hop-On, Hop-Off double-decker bus ticket is valid for 1 day, regardless of pass duration. New York Top Destinations: • One World Observatory • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island • Central Park Zoo  • Museum of Broadway • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Whitney Museum of American Art • The Edge Experiences:  • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour  • Madison Square Garden Tour  • Artechouse NY Attractions:  • Luna Park Coney Island (seasonal) • Madame Tussauds NYC • New York Aquarium • New York Botanical Garden • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden • SPYSCAPE • Museum of Jewish Heritage • St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour – Gold Pass • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine • Empire State Building • Escape Game New York • Escape Virtuality Museums:  • American Museum of Natural History • Brooklyn Historical Society  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum • MoMA PS1 • Museum at Eldridge Street • Museum of the City of New York • National Lighthouse Museum • New York Historical Society Museum and Library • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  • Brooklyn Children's Museum • South Street Seaport Museum Bus Tours:  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Discover Downtown Tour • Guided NYC Premium Bus Tour (5 Hr Escorted Tour) • On Location Tours - Central Park TV and Movie Sites  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Bus trip • The Ride Cruises:  • Circle Line Landmarks Cruise • Circle Line Statue Express Cruise • Statue of Liberty Ferry Walking and Bike Tours:  • Brooklyn Unplugged Tours  • Food on Foot  • Hush Tours  • Inside Out Tours • Central Park Bike Rental • 2-hour Central Park Bike Tour • Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

New York City: Guided Bus Tour at Night

6. New York City: Guided Bus Tour at Night

Experience awesome New York City sites at night, as you hop aboard our comfortable tour bus for a comprehensive, fully-guided bus tour of NYC at night. Your tour guide will accompany you and will get off with you at each stop, helping you see a different side of New York City. This 4.5-hour guided night bus tour includes stops at the High Line Park, Little Island on the Hudson River, Grand Central Terminal, Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, and Times Square! The tour starts at 5:30 pm in the Times Square area on 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets (in the middle of the block), and ends at 10 pm at the same location. We leave our starting/ending location in Times Square and go to our first stop - one of the most fascinating attractions in New York City - the High Line Park. The stop includes a 15-minute walk on the elevated, linear park that was originally a railway dating back to the industrial days of the west side of Manhattan. We continue our guided walk to NYC's newest outdoor space - Little Island - a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River. Off to Pier 17 at the historic South Street Seaport for magnificent views of the Downtown Brooklyn skyline and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at night! Our next stop is Grand Central Terminal for a quick indoor tour of this iconic NYC landmark and the views of the Chrysler Building and NYC's newest skyscraper - One Vanderbilt! The bus heads back to the heart of NYC - Times Square, back to our original starting point on 7th Avenue and 51st Street. If you purchased Top of The Rock Observatory tickets - 50th Street and 6th Avenue is the last stop. Top of the Rock Observation Deck is perched 70 stories above at Rockefeller Center and offers a 3-floors of panoramic, 360-degree views unequaled anywhere else in New York City. Explore all the architecture and landmarks by day or sunset, including the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, or become memorized by the lights of the 'city that never sleeps'. Additional sites and neighborhoods you'll also see from the comfort of your bus include Rockefeller Center, Tribeca, East Village, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Empire State Building, UN Building, MetLife Building, Chrysler Building & more!

Tour of New York City at Night

7. Tour of New York City at Night

This evening tour is designed for you to discover the grandeur of New York City, lit up at sunset . Your guide will take you to the southern tip of Manhattan to enjoy the view of the Bay and admire the inspiring Statue of Liberty and the City Financial District. Your tour continues with a drive through the elegant neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights and a stop at the Promenade with a stunning panoramic view of New York’s skyline from the East side. Back in Manhattan we continue our tour towards West. We drive through the Lincoln Tunnel to Weehawken and stop at Hamilton Park where a panoramic observation point not seen my most awaits you. You will enjoy the unobstructed skyline of Manhattan from north to south in all its extension and glory.  

NYC Tour: One Vanderbilt Tickets, Times Square, Rockefeller

8. NYC Tour: One Vanderbilt Tickets, Times Square, Rockefeller

Is New York City the greatest city in the world? Let's find out if this is true on a walking tour of Central Manhattan, its top attractions, popular entertainment venues, churches and larger-than-life skyscrapers. Our Expert Guide will show you the best of NYC from the ground to the sky, as this original tour includes skip-the-line tickets to the One Vaderbilt observation deck! Come and find out why this city never sleeps! Join us on a 3-hour New York City tour! We begin our exciting adventure at 5th Avenue, known as the most expensive street in America. Here, our Local Guide will show us the magnificent St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, a business complex known for its Art-Deco architecture, Top of the Rock, Comcast, NBC, and the Radio City Music Hall. We'll explore the streets of Midtown Manhattan listening to amazing stories about this city's history, culture and people. We'll pass Broadway, a famous street known for its theaters, and we’ll take in the sights and sounds of Times Square with its dazzling billboards, skilled human performers and excited crowds. We’ll pause in front of the One Times Square, which is where New Yorkers celebrate on New Year's Eve with the famous “ball drop”. Surely you’ll recognize this sight from the TV! This tour is also a chance to discover some of NYC’s most popular public spaces, such as the tranquil Bryant Park, the New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal with its majestic Beaux-Arts facade. Last but not least, the guide we’ll take us to Summit One Vanderbilt, the newly opened observation deck located in the city's 4th-tallest building. We provide fast-track tickets, so you will skip the ticket line and enjoy this unique and interactive sky-high experience. Come, marvel at the breathtaking views of NYC's dense forest of skyscrapers and enjoy the “infinity room”, the interactive art exhibit, the world's highest urban ""alpine meadow"", and other attractions of One Vanderbilt!

Midtown- Must See Manhattan Highlights

9. Midtown- Must See Manhattan Highlights

The location of the Must-See Manhattan tour (Midtown Manhattan) is one of the most visited locations on the planet. During this two-hour tour, we will show you why this area has been featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows. You'll learn the unique history of Grand Central, the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and more. Plus, we'll take you inside Grand Central for an exclusive tour of it's secrets. With the ticket add-on for Top Of The Rock, you will be dropped off at the historic Top of the Rock observation deck, where you'll see unprecedented views of the Big Apple. Some things that we'll do: -Go inside Grand Central's deepest secrets -See all of the best sites in two hours then go to Top of the Rock to see the city from above (add-on tickets available). -Rockefeller Center (interior with add-on tickets) -Times Square -Broadway -Fifth Avenue -Radio City Music Hall -Studio windows at NBC's Today Show -Saks Fifth Avenue -St. Patrick's Cathedral (interior) -NY Public Library -Chrysler Building -Grand Central Station (interior) -Add-on ticket option for Top of the Rock Observation Deck! It is about 1.6 miles (2.5 km) of walking with a few stairs. We guarantee you'll enjoy this tour or your money back!

NYC: Guided NYC Premium Bus Tour

10. NYC: Guided NYC Premium Bus Tour

From Times Square to Central Park, Rockefeller Center to Battery Park. You will see it all on this five-hour fascinating excursion that gives you the best of all worlds. On a luxury vehicle, you'll see Manhattan with a live licensed guide who will give you the inside scoop and details of the city's rich history. Included are stops at several points for short walking tours, led by your guide, of sites like the Highline. Midday, you'll head to the ferry terminal for a lunch break (meals not included). The tour also includes a boat cruise on the world-famous Staten Island Ferry, where you will sail the NYC Harbor with spectacular views of The Statue of Liberty. Your tour will end in Manhattan before the evening begins, so there's plenty of time to catch a Broadway show, grab dinner, or head to some of the city's popular nighttime sites (like the Empire State Building). It's a great way to pack a ton of sightseeing and different touring experiences into one day. Included: Guided Tour Boat Cruise

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What people are saying about Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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4.5 / 5

based on 8,028 reviews

Very good, with the passport it was very pleasant to show it and that's it. I can only recommend it

A lot to pay just to look. I thought the beam was included but I enjoyed still.

Fast bookings were possible. Entry into the attractions went smoothly.

We loved visiting the Empire Stadium Building day and night!

It was snowing bad so couldnt see much but overall good