20 July 2012

A New York Minute: Top of the Rock

There is undoubtedly something magical about the New York skyline.
Especially when you are on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Located in the middle of the city, Rockefeller Plaza (where the big Christmas tree is each year) is a well known tourist hot spot. Most people who travel to NYC choose to either go up to the top of the Empire State Building or to the top of Rockefeller Plaza to take in an amazing view of the city.

 Whenever anybody asks me, I always recommend going to the "Top of the Rock" observation deck because you get a great 360 view of the city and can experience views of both Central Park and The Empire State building.

Enter 30 Rockefeller Plaza on 50th St between 5th and 6th Ave

Once you exit the very quick and stomach churning elevator ride to the top to are greeted with an unforgettable view that is well worth the $25 price for an adult ticket. There are 3 different viewing levels, 2 of which are outside, and a great resting spot indoors, in between the 2 sides of the building.

We took our baby with us and found everything to be baby and stroller friendly. In fact, we skipped the entire ticket line (because the booth was all the way downstairs) and jumped the queue for the elevator.

Gorgeous 360 views of NYC
After visiting the Top of the Rock; take a tour of NBC studios, dine in the "outdoor" garden during summer time or enjoy some ice skating in winter. 
30 Rockafella plaza should be on everyones NYC bucket list. 


  1. I've been to New York, and never been there! It's AMAZING!!!

  2. Amazing pics! Zoey looks like she enjoyed herself :)

  3. I have dome the Empire State twice now...so on our next trip we are so doing this!

  4. I did the Empire State Building when I went to NYC in May - and it was horrible! We waited in line for about 4 hours and by the time we got up there it was raining. :( So next time I am totally doing top of the Rock!