Top of the Rock
Open your students’ minds as well as their eyes. At Top of the Rock, you’ve got the best view of the world’s greatest city right before your eyes. And while there’s a lot of exciting things to see in New York, there are even more exciting things to learn about it. - Top of the Rock
You haven't seen New York until you've seen it from the Top of the Rock, one of the cities, and perhaps countries, greatest observation decks. This Rockefeller Center observatory is styled in an ocean-liner fashion, providing some of the most epic photo ops in the entire city. You will be able to catch 'sweeping, unobstructed views of both Central Park and Manhattan Midtown' here, a truly unmissable NYC experience.
The main entrance to Top of the Rock is on 50th Street between 5th and 6th (just look for the big red carpet out front). There are actually three different decks to visit, on the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors. The first floor provides views of the Radiance Wall, as well as the onsite gift shop. The second is all outdoors and includes the colorful Breezeway, and the last is an open-air viewing platform with no glass or metal enclosures, allowing for seriously clear views of the city beyond.
The Sky Shuttle you will take to these decks takes less than a minute, shooting you up 850 feet in a flash. On the way up you can stop at the Joie-Crystal Water Fall Chandelier, Mezzanine, theater, and other various info-filled sites. The entire experience will teach your group about the life and legacy of John D. Rockefeller, as well as New York City's iconic past, present, and future.