When planning our trip to New York how could we come all this way and not visit Top of the rock.
Top of the rock features unobstructed views of Central park and Manhattans midtown and downtown skyscrapers with an amazing view of the Empire State building. It is the best advantage point to see views across the whole city.
Tickets and added extras-
When we planned our visit to New York we were sure to pre book our tickets to make sure we got to experience going to the top of the Rockefeller centre. The tickets can be purchased on the Top of the rock website here.
When booking your tickets online you are asked to choose a time and date that you will be attending. You can choose any time between 8am - 11pm.
The added extra we chose when booking our tickets was the sun and stars experience. For an extra $15 you can visit top of the rock twice within 24hrs. This way you are able to experience the insane views by day and again by night.
The experience to the top-
To start your visit to top of the rock you will begin at the entrance which is located on 50th at the side of the Rockefeller centre.
Upon entering the building after showing your tickets at the door you will be welcomed by a giant chandelier 3 storeys high. The chandelier was crafted by swarovski especially for top of the rock and consists of 14,000 crystals.
After passing though the security you will then make your way through an exhibit which is filled with photos and facts about the creation of the Rockefeller centre and top of the rock. You will then shortly stop in a theatre to view a video about the history of the Rockefeller centre.
The last stop before you reach the top is the sky shuttle. The elevator which takes you 850 feet above street level in less than a minute. Be sure to look up at the glass ceiling where you will see the top of the building coming towards you.
There are 3 different levels for you to experience the view which are 67th and 69th which we were able to purchase tickets for. Also you can pay extra to go up to the 70th floor where there is no glass or metal enclosures.
If your lucky enough to have the weather its beautiful to be able to go outside on to a deck 67 floors up and appreciate the view. From up so high you forget your in such a busy city and the traffic and people below are like silent ants going about their everyday lives.
On each open deck you can pay 50 cents and have a look through the binoculars far in the distance. We didn't get a chance to have a look but we are ever so curious to what you can see from this amazing view point across the city.
The Rockefeller Centre at night-
Visiting in the day was amazing and we where so lucky to have such good weather but when we arrived back at night it was something else entirely. The tall sky scraper could be seen from blocks away as it was draped in light from top to bottom.
Surrounding the building where trees completely covered in fairy lights it almost felt like christmas. It was no where near as busy and we could take to the time to appreciate how beautiful it was. There was also an ice rink which is open between October 8th- April 16th.
Love Chloe and Megan
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