Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New York City. It’s home to some of the most famous art deco facades in the world, as well as several high-end shops and restaurants. But there’s more to this world-renowned center than first meets the eye. If you are planning a trip there with your family or friends, you may be a bit overwhelmed as to where to begin when exploring this building.
Luckily, help is at hand, and in this article, some of the best things to do at this center will be looked through. So, read on to begin planning your trip!
Visit The Gardens
So visiting New York is likely to cause images of traffic jams and noise to appear in your mind. But when you visit the Rockefeller Center, one of the best things you can do to escape from the noise of the city (or even the bustle of the center if you visit on a busy day) is to sit in the gardens.
The Channel Garden is a beautiful and serene part of the complex. Located between the two main towers, these gardens offer a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here, visitors can enjoy a quiet moment surrounded by nature, or take in the spectacular view of Midtown Manhattan.
NBC studios are a popular tourist destination in New York City and are part of the center itself. Millions of people visit the studios every year to take tours and watch shows being filmed. But few know the history behind NBC and the studio complex. You have to take a guided tour but can save money if you book online. So, if you are a fan of TV shows, this is a must-have addition to your trip.
The Rainbow Room is one of the most popular attractions at the center. It’s a restaurant and dance club that offers stunning views of New York City. The Rainbow Room was originally opened in 1934 and the dance floor is made of marble – said to be the largest in the world.
The room has been featured in many movies and TV shows, including “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “30 Rock.” The restaurant serves American cuisine with a New York twist, so it truly has something for everyone!
Top Of The Rock
The Top of the Rock is a popular tourist attraction in the center. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in New York City, as it offers views of the city from 70 floors up, whatever the weather, and allows you to see the vast beauty of the New York Skyline.
But it may be a bit too much for those who are afraid of heights!
The Rink (winter only)
If you’re looking for fun winter activity in New York City, be sure to check out the rink at Rockefeller. It’s one of the most popular skating spots in the city, and with good reason – the views of Manhattan are unbeatable. Be sure to visit Rockefeller during the holiday season, when the tree is lit up and there’s a festive atmosphere in the air.