Since this is a travel blog, and I live in one of the best travel destinations in the world (New York), I decided to start posting about some fun NYC things to do, starting out with the popular tourist destination, Top Of The Rock NYC.
Even for a local, it’s one of my favorite place, because – hello – THE VIEWS! You just have to know when to go (because, yeah, tourist crowds can suck).
I will say, it’s pricey, especially considering all it is is an observation deck, but if you think about it, most observation decks cost money (Eiffel Tower is one that comes to mind).
However, as much of a tourist attraction this is, I still can’t help but love the ride to the top. It’s just so cool.
My favorite time to go is when the sun is about to set. It really offers the best of both worlds – day AND night views. If you’re visiting in winter, this can happen QUICK, so it’s really the perfect time to go.
I love watching the view change from light to dark, and all the beautiful shades in between.
It really is another world all the way up here, and there’s definitely something to be said about looking out over the city that never sleeps!
I say, if you’re looking for a fun day, couple this with the NBC Studio tour. Although this tour is costly as well, it’s really WONDERFUL.