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Top of the Rock Observatory Deck, New York.

The view from the Top Of The Rock observation deck is definitely a memory to add to your collection. This is where you’ll that postcard perfect photo of the New York Skyline and the Empire State Building.

From this vantage point you’ll also get a fantastic view of Central Park – one of the best views in New York.

Getting There:

Top Of The Rock Observation Deck is right beside Rockefeller Center so it’s very easy to navigate to. The closest station is 47-50 Sts – Rockefeller Ctr. This is accessed by trains B, D, F and M. From here it is a short walk around the corner.

Getting in with a CityPass:

After following the signs and walking through the general entrance, the CityPass allows you to walk up the circular staircase that surrounds the large glass chandelier – “Created by Swarovski, ‘Radiance’ is the first of its kind, a breathtaking wall of glass panels, mouth-blown glass, crystal clusters, and fiber-optic lighting.”

From there it’s just a short walk through the “queues’ if you could even call them that, as you get in so quickly.

Before entering the Observation Deck you can get a photo with your group, sitting just as the construction workers did in the famous photograph of the RCA Building’s construction; “Lunch atop a Skyscraper”.

Lunch atop a Skyscraper, Rockerfeller Center.

Alternatively you can purchase a Rock Pass which provides admission to Top Of The Rock and a tour of Rockefeller Center. Or a Suns & Stars ticket allows admission twice in one day, so as the name states, you can visit and get a look at New York by day and night.

View from The Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

Contributed by guest blogger Holly O’Sullivan, who explored North America in 2013