Rockefeller Center is well known for its Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Plaza but there’s more to this landmark than a holiday tradition. No visit to New York City is complete without taking in the views of Central Park and Manhattan’s Midtown from the Top of the Rock and you can experience all that and more with the Rockefeller Center tour.
This iconic building is home to some top-rated television shows and the chic Rainbow Room. Visitors can enter the main entrance on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. Its entrance can’t be missed as it’s easily recognizable by the red carpet rolled out to welcome you in.
Top of the Rock Tour
Visitors will experience three levels of observation decks. The first level is home to the Radiance Wall, a 180 foot Swarovski crystal wall. The next level is the Breezeway with its motion sensor technology that will entertain fans by changing colors as visitor move around the area. The final level is on the 70th floor with its well known open rooftop deck to enjoy amazing views of the city.
As you make your way through the different levels of this famous landmark, you can’t miss the opulent Jolie Chandelier by Swarovski spanning three stories high. An interesting fact about the chandelier is that it’s actually an upside-down shape of 30 Rock itself.
Child (6-12) $30
Senior (62+) $34
VIP Access tickets $75
Tickets include priority elevator access and speedy security check-in.
NBC Studio Tour
For fans of shows like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers an NBC Studio Tour is a must-do on your New York weekend break. You’ll be guided through these familiar studios and see what goes on behind -the-scenes while learning all about the script writing and TV production process. Tour groups will even be able to produce their own show which will be available for download.
Rockefeller Center Tour
Learn all about the rich history of this treasured New York City landmark as your guide leads you through this memorable tour. You’ll learn about the role of the Rockefeller family in New York City’s history. You’ll gain insight into John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s vision for this iconic building when it all began some 80 years ago. Along with the history of the building and its founder, your tour will include information about the artwork and architecture. Each visitor will receive headphones to wear during the tour so you’ll never miss a word of the interesting facts surrounding this building.
The Rainbow Room
This world-famous venue opened it’s doors in 1934 and has been synonymous with New York City ever since. The restaurant is available only for private events but there are venues available for visitors to take in the views. Bar SixtyFive offers bistro type fare and a full cocktail menu. Visitors can also enjoy Rose Bar for a glass of chilled Rose and Frisky Oysters.
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Views from high above Manhattan on a Top of the Rock Tour at Rockefeller Center.
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