TOP OF THE ROCKS
The Only ‘Tourist Attraction’ I Recommend in NYC.
You’ll have seen this particular spot a fair few times no doubt, nut just on my own instagram and others, but also in this post from last year. Whilst I am usually one to turn my nose up to tourist attractions and avoid them at all costs, Top of The Rocks has made it onto my ‘must do’ list every trip I make to NYC. That view over Manhattan just never gets old, least not at sunset.
– TOP OF THE ROCKS –
So whilst every NYC post you’ll see from me will recommend the village life, my favourite coffee shops and restaurants, and generally avoid all the ‘tourist’ spots you’ve no doubt read about, The Rockafella is THE exception. It is a MUST for any trip to New York City. If you’re a fan of photography too, this spot is just magic and you won’t help yourself but just want to capture every second as that sun goes down and the city transforms from sharp whites against that bright blue sky, to soft oranges and reds against the most hazy pinky red sky. There truly isn’t anything like it.
I do think it’s naughtily priced, but as someone who avoids tourist attractions, I have no idea whether this is the norm for this type of thing? We paid $108 for two of us to go up at around 3pm in November. They charge an extra $10 PP for entry within an hour or two of sunset and sunrise, but whilst this does annoy me, it is worth the extra money. My recommendation is to time it so that you can see day turn to night, the transition over the city is what makes this so worth the while.
I’ll be sharing more from my trip to NYC soon, including a Williamsburg guide.