Top of the Rock vs. Empire State Building

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by lavenderdays on June 9, 2012

If you’re traveling to NYC and want to see some great views, Top of the Rock is the place to go. It’s the tall building located in Rockefeller Plaza. You won’t miss it, trust me.

I like going here so much better than the Empire State Building and here’s why:

1. Shorter lines. I can’t stress this enough. The Empire State Building is always SO much more crowded. Even if you book tickets ahead of time online you can still wait up to an hour.

2. Better views.. in my opinion. You’re much closer to central park and you don’t have the Empire State Building in your way. Also when you go to the other side you can actually get the Empire State Building in your pictures!

3. Top of the Rock is about 20 stories shorter than the Empire State Building… which is plenty high, trust me! I remember the Empire State building feeling so darn high up and you can also feel the building sway. It’s terrifying, haha.
Top of the Rock
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York
(212) 698-2000

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