Top of the Rock Observation Deck, NYC

Top of the Rock Observation Deck, NYC

I think part of the reason that humans have this somewhat crazy desire to fly is because we want to see everything from above. On the ground, we may feel small and insignificant, but from up above, everything shrinks and seems smaller than us. Our perspectives change and we feel bigger, more confident, more god-like.

At least, that’s the only reason I can think of why I parted with $64 so my son and I could go to the top of Rockefeller Center and look at the view.

view of central park new york from top of the rock



I’m not saying it wasn’t worth it (it was), just that it was expensive (it was). The view was nothing short of magnificent and the added bonus was that it was a beautiful day – clear blue sky, sunny, not too hot.

We looked out at Central Park and realized just how big it is. Then we looked out from a different side and saw the Empire State Building.


It was pretty amazing!

Top of the Rock is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The entrance is on 50th Street
between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Telephone 212-698-2000. Hours are 8:00 am to midnight daily, making this a great thing to do either before the usual attractions are open or after they are closed.

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