Top of the Rock
The Top of the Rock, other known as “Top of Rockefeller Center” is a must see for one of the best views of the New York City skyline. Lots of newer visitors to New York City automatically assume that seeing the city from the top of the Empire State Building offers the best view, but having the Empire State Building in your view is the best part! The Empire State Building’s lighting even changes colors based on certain events taking place in the U.S. or around the globe which make for great photographs.
Tickets for TOR are $30 for adults and $26 for children/seniors and can be purchased online or at Rockefeller Center. The first elevator begins at 8am and the last elevator of the day is at 11:15pm. There is even a Day/Night Pass to see both. One of the more popular times is to see the sun set, so it is advised to purchase tickets for that time slot a few days ahead. Be prepared to go up 70 floors for a breathtaking open air view, one that doesn’t consist of seeing the skyline behind glass. Avoid the crowds by going earlier in the morning or later at night.
City Sightseeing Cruises
Perfect for during the city’s warmer months, cruises around the NYC harbor let you get up close to several famous landmarks, buildings and bridges. This tour is offered both during the day and night and lasts approximately an hour and a half. You will learn several facts about the city while taking in amazing views, one of the best being of The Statue of Liberty.
City Sightseeing cruises are $30 for adults or $18 for children ages 3-11. The ship will take off from Pier 78 on 12th Avenue and departure times depend on the time of year. Suggestion: Take the night cruise during the summer because you will get to see the city while it’s still light out, at sunset and after sunset.
The Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park
This attraction is free to all visitors and is accessible 24/7! Since you want to see the view of the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn side of the bridge, take the 4, 5, or 6 train from midtown Manhattan to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop. Or depending on how your day is planned, Martz Luxury can drop you off right at the entrance to the bridge! It takes about a half hour to walk the whole length of the bridge, and even shorter to bike it. There are also Citi bikes you can rent very close to the entrance.This is another great spot to watch the sun set, and on a clear night you can see the stars in the sky above the skyline. At the end, take a break and continue to enjoy the view from Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River.
Martz Luxury can help to plan your group’s trip into the city to experience one of these famous views! Be sure to browse our website to learn more about our vehicles and how to book a trip.