Best time to visit Top of the Rock


The best time to visit Top of the Rock is right before sunset, as you see the city skyline in mesmerizing twilight. 

However, you can change your time of visit according to your priorities.

Based on View 

Based on View

Top of the Rock, at a soaring height of 850 feet (260 meters), is famous for providing the best view over the New York Skyline.

No matter the time of visit, the view from up here is truly breathtaking. 

But if you are someone who loves the sunset, then it’s recommended that you visit Top of the Rock an hour before the sun goes down, allowing yourself enough time to reach the top.

The beautiful sight of the sun fading in clouds behind these impressive skyscrapers is indeed an experience that will linger in your memory for a very long time. 

After witnessing a beautiful sunset, you will also get to see the city sparkling when the light comes on. 

So, the best time to visit Top of the Rock is an hour before sunset, as it allows you to see the sunset and the New York Skyline in the daylight and nightlight as well. 

Based on the crowd 

Based on the crowd

The view of the sunset from the Top of the Rock is so mesmerizing; you will find a lot of crowds during the sunset hours, i.e., 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

If you want to enjoy the skyline in a less crowded environment, you should pay your visit in the morning from 8.00 am to 11.00 am.

If you are not an early bird and can’t make it in the morning, the next best time to visit is between 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm. 

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