Spanning the area between Fifth and Sixth Avenue, Rockefeller Center has earned its reputation as a city within a city. Expert guides will take you on a magical Rockefeller Center Tour through its rich history, which is entertaining and educational even for New Yorkers!
Some say Rockefeller Center is the hub of Manhattan. Home to the world’s most famous Christmas Tree, NBC New York Studios, the iconic ice skating rink, the Associated Press, and the “30 Rock Building”, this eclectic entertainment and business complex is a great place to spend some time. Discover the ins and outs with a fantastic Rockefeller Center Tour!
Rockefeller Center is comprised of 19 commercial buildings spread out over a space of 89,000 square meters! Rockefeller Center has achieved National Landmark Status, recognized not only for its commercial use, but also for its Art Deco architecture and Great-Depression era historical roots.
John D. Rockefeller’s vision was to build a cultural center in the heart of New York, inspired by and reflecting significant and historic works of art and architecture. A guided Rockefeller Center Tour brings you through the center with your own personal closed-circuit headset, leading you through the center's most poignant spots, including its gardens and various buildings.
Rockefeller Center houses the following:
The Comcast Building (30 Rockefeller Plaza), or 30 Rock as it’s affectionately known. It’s the namesake of Tina Fey’s hilarious sitcom, as well as home to NBC’s New York Studios, where SNL and other awesome late night shows are filmed.
Radio City Music Hall: Home of the legendary Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
The Associated Press Building, at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, a hub for much of the world’s international news.
Recognizable works of art such as Paul Manship’s gilded bronze sculpture of Prometheus giving the gift of fire to humankind; The AP’s News by Isamu Noguchi; and American Progress, a huge fresco-style mural depicting the founding of America.
A famous outdoor ice skating rink and Christmas tree (seasonally, of course!).
Tours of this awesome complex depart from 30 Rockefeller Plaza at the entrance to Top of the Rock.
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Use the entrance on the 50th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Proceed down the staircase to enter the Express Line and present your Pass for entry.
Daily, 10:00 am-7:00 pm (tours depart every 30 minutes, excluding 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm)
Open 365 days a year
The tour is available in English only and is not recommended for children under 12.
30 Rockefeller Plaza Top of the Rock entrance is at 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues New York, NY 10112
B, D, F or M trains to 47-50th St/Rockefeller Center Station;
6 to E 51st St at Lexington Ave. Walk west to 5th Ave and south to W 50th St;
1 train to 50th St Station at Broadway. Walk east toward 5th Ave;
N or R trains to 49th St at 7th Ave. Walk east toward 5th Ave and north to W 50th St;
E train to 5th Ave/53rd St Station. Walk south to W 50th St.
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Great if you like architecture
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Best for adults,
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments aboutSmart Destinations Rockefeller Center Tour:
My husband and I enjoyed this tour. We really like architecture and wanted to see this very famous building. I was amazed by it but if you're not someone who loves this kind of thing, it's probably not for you.