Rockefeller Center

View on Map Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Top of the Rock Entrance, 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY 10112 Website:

The Rockefeller Center is a collection of 19 commercial buildings located between 48th and 51st Streets in Manhattan. Construction started on its skyscrapers in 1930 and its Art Deco architecture and historical significance resulted in it being declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Among the attractions to be found there are Radio City Music Hall and the Lower Plaza, the outdoor area famed for being the site of the ice skating rink and Christmas tree in winter.

However, guests at New York hotels will also not want to miss out on seeing the GE Building (nicknamed 30 Rock), the 70-floor building that is home to the NBC Studios and the observation deco Top of the Rock.

Visitors can buy tickets to travel by stairs or elevator to the 70th floor, where they can stand on a 6.1-meter wide platform for a panoramic view of New York City.

There is also the opportunity to go backstage at NBC and try out being a newscaster or weather forecaster in front of the green screen.

Meanwhile, shopaholics can get their fix in a store and restaurant-filled complex underneath the Rockefeller Center.

Tours operate seven days a week, but check the website for times as they may vary.