Adults Weekday $5 | Adults Weekend $8 | Kids $3
|Departure Location||Departure Time|
|Departure Location Top of the Rock Welcome Center||Departure Time2:30 PM|
|Departure LocationBig Cedar Lodge Registration||Departure Time3:00 PM|
|Departure Location Top of the Rock Welcome Center||Departure Time3:30 PM|
There is no food or drink at the attraction—and none can be brought up (and neither can pocket knives, lighters and other prohibited items mentioned in the FAQ)—though there are plenty of dining options in the Plaza and the Concourse. 9. Top of the Rock tickets can be purchased here.
Some reviewers take issue with the ticket prices, but this is not a very common concern. Other than this complaint, most people agree that Top of the Rock is worth the trip. The observation deck is indoor/outdoor, so it’s a good choice for pretty much any time of year.
How long do people stay on the observation decks? Plan about 45 minutes to an hour to explore the views. Some people stay for 2 hours. There’s no time limit once you ‘re up.
Should I reserve Top of the Rock tickets in advance ? Yes! Tickets for the Top of the Rock Observation Deck are timed so you can choose to pick the perfect time for your visit. This ticket is ideal as you get to skip the ticket lines (for purchase and redemption) and head straight to the top .
The tour is included for free with both the New York Pass and Explorer Pass.
The biggest difference between the views from each building’s respective observation deck is the view of the actual buildings themselves; if you want one of the best views of the Empire State Building, head up to the Top of the Rock , if you want one of the best views of Rockefeller Plaza, head to the top of the Empire
The main entrance to Top of the Rock is located on 50th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Look for the big red carpet marking the entrance on the south side of the street. There is a security checkpoint for all visitors.
Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris announced Tuesday plans to build a new Top of the Rock Lodge adjacent to and overlooking the famous sinkhole that opened at Branson’s Top of the Rock Golf Course in 2015.