Sure, you can get a glimpse of the iconic downtown city skyline from the top of the Empire State Building but a lesser-known — and equally gorgeous — view is found at the top of the sprawling complex known as “30 Rock” (plus, it’s not nearly as crowded as the Empire State Building, making it doable during a lunch break). Conceived by business baron John D. Rockefeller around the Great Depression, this Midtown Manhattan behemoth features boutiques, dining options on the building’s concourse level and, in the winter, the most famous ice rink and Christmas tree in the world. Scale the skyscraper and spend time on the three-level observation deck on the 67th, 68th, and 69th floors. Your Instagram feed will thank you.
The city’s busiest business district, Midtown Manhattan boasts incredible and iconic architecture (the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building call it home). Times Square, to the west, is only a few blocks away.
Top of the Rock
30 Rockefeller Plaza (entrance on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue)
+1 212 698 2000