A national historic landmark and comprising of 19 towering skyscrapers, Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan was the largest private building project in the world at the time it was constructed. Today, the Rockefeller Center is one of New York City's most exhilarating destinations.
The brainchild of John D. Rockefeller Jr., the Rockefeller Center is a city within a city. Covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Plaza is one of the most recognizable attractions in New York city with the trademark bronze Prometheus statue that overlooks a terrace and outdoor skating rink.
Rockefeller Center is home to NBC Studios, NBC Nightly News, Radio City Music Hall, Time-Life Building, General Electric, (the former RCA building) and many others. The site of the famous Christmas tree in the winter tree and lighting ceremony, overlooking a terrace and outdoor skating rink.
General Information Concierge 212-332-6868
The Rockefeller Center Information Line 212-632-3975
Concourse Hours 7am - Midnight
Getting to Rockefeller Center
Take the F, D, B or V train to the 47-50th Street Rockefeller Center stop.
Take the N, R or W train to the 49th Street stop.
Take the 1 train to the 50th Street stop.
Take the 6 train to the 51st Street stop.
From Fifth Avenue:
Take the M1, M2, M3, M4 or M5 bus to 50th Street. Buses run north and south.
Take the M6 or M7 bus. Exit at 50th Street and walk east to Rockefeller Center. Buses run north and south.
From 49th Street:
Take the M27 or M50 bus. Exit anywhere between Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue. Buses run east and west.
Things to do at Rockefeller Center
Perched atop the Art Deco skyscraper at 30 Rockefeller Plaza is Top of the Rock™ . A 55,000 square-foot (5,110 m), six-level complex, Top of the Rock offers visitors an unparalleled 360-degree view of New York City. Enjoy views of New York city's most prominent landmarks, from the Chrysler Building to the Brooklyn Bridge and from Central Park to the Hudson and East Rivers.
30 Rockefeller Plaza
Entrance on 50th Street
New York, NY 10112
Hours: Daily 8am - 12 Midnight (last elevator goes up at 11pm)
Rockefeller Center Underground Concourse
The underground concourse at Rockefeller Center attracts thousands of people daily to shop, dine, people watch, or ice skate. Considered New York's largest underground city, this is a great tourist attraction.
Radio City Music Hall
Home of the legendary Rockettes chorus line, Radio City Music Hall is one of the largest indoor performance stages in the world. Opened in 1932, the 6,000 seat, theatre has hosted some of the world's most celebrated entertainers, theatrical productions, live concert and award shows.
Radio City Music Hall was for many years the leading tourist attraction in New York City. Over the years, it has hosted feature films and live stage shows. Today, visitors come for its historic significance, live performances and Art Deco design.
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Tour hours Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm Show times vary.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit the first towards the end of November, with live and taped performances from 7 P.M. - 9 P.M., at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th & West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the annual tree lighting ceremony has been a true crowd-delighter for over 75 years. The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. The tree, traditionally a Norway Spruce, is illuminated by 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights on five miles of wire, and crowned by a Swarovski crystal star. Tens of thousands crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions watch the Tree Lighting Ceremony broadcast live across the globe.
Location: Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th & West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan.
Hours: Daily: 5:30AM - 11:30PM Christmas Day: 24 hours New Year's Eve: 5:30PM - 9PM
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Radio City Music Hall
The legendary Radio City Christmas Spectacular has dazzled and inspired over 65 million people for more than 75 years and continues to create memories that will last a lifetime. Starring the world famous Radio City Rockettes in an unparalleled show that continues to dazzle the crowd, with precision dance and world-famous eye-high kicks.
Also featuring perennial favorites like the show-stopping "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and the majestic "Living Nativity". An exciting 3-D film kicks off the show, with Santa and his reindeer taking the audience on a magical sleigh ride through New York City. This is the holiday treat your family won't want to miss!
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
The NBC Studio Tour
30 Rockefeller Plaza
(Enter on 49th St between 5th & 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10112
Go behind the scenes of your favorite TV shows on the NBC Studio Tour. You will visit the NBC Sharp Globe Theater, Broadcast Operations, the Make-up Room, and even produce your very own news and weather program in the High Definition Mini-Control Studio.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:30am - 5:30pm Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Tour Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm (departs every 30 minutes)
Friday - Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm (departs every 15 minutes)
34 West 51st Street
The FDNY Fire Zone, located in Rockefeller Center, is a cutting-edge family experience run by the New York City Fire Department. Through various hands-on exhibits and multi-media presentations, visitors are immersed in a unique adventure where they become part of the fire fighting team.
212-698-4520 for more information.
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink
Open to the public October through March
Enter from Fifth Avenue (Between 49th and 50th Streets)
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