View from the Top of the Rock in NYC

My favorite view of NYC.
My favorite view of NYC.

New York City is such a vibrant place. It’s the city that never sleeps. The hustle and bustle of it all—the people coming and going at such a hurried pace—it’s all a bit overwhelming. NYC is probably the only place in the world where people can fit 25 hours’ worth of activities into a 24-hour day. It’s chaotic. It’s messy. It’s Manhattan.

But from high above it all, the city seems quiet. All the details fade away. Everything becomes background noise to the beauty and grandeur of the place that’s called the greatest city on earth.

Rockefeller Center.

Rockefeller Center.

My respite in the city is the Top of the Rock. The view from the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center is truly unmatched, and gives you some perspective on what’s going on below. I love this view for several reasons. Most first timers to NYC want to stand atop the Empire State Building, but at the Top of the Rock, you get that iconic building in all of your pictures! And, you get a bird’s eye view of Central Park, dotted with thousands of picnickers on a warm spring day.

Sure, you’re sharing the view with several hundred pushy, loud tourists, but somehow that doesn’t matter as you gaze out over the city that just seconds before you were a part of. 40 seconds is what separates you from the chaos of a NYC sidewalk, and your perch on top of the world.

Here are some of my favorite views from the top.

The view from the Top of the Rock.

The view from the Top of the Rock.

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What to know if you go

Make sure to book tickets in advance, or plan to stop to get tickets early in the day.

Places

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, United States

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, United States
http://www.topoftherocknyc.com/

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