Things to Do at Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center Ice Rink is one of the most famous landmarks in NYC.
No matter what time of year it is, there is always plenty to do at Rockefeller Center NYC. Visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck for some of the best views in New York City, or get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the many shows filmed at 30 Rockefeller Center. For a free NYC attraction, take in the beautiful art that graces this popular NYC landmark in Manhattan.
- NYC Shows at Rockefeller Center: NBC films some of its most iconic shows at the NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center NY. Saturday Night Live has filmed at Studio 8H at 30 Rock since its inception in 1975. Other shows filmed at Rockefeller Center that offer free advance tickets to the public include The Today Show and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Click on the links to find out how you can be in the studio audience at these famous Rockefeller Center shows.
- Top of the Rock: Located on the 70th-floor Rockefeller Center Observation Deck, the Top of the Rock is one of the best tourist destinations in NYC. Enjoy beautiful NYC views for around $20, and avoid huge crowds when you visit this hidden gem at the Rockefeller Center NY.
- Rockefeller Center Ice Rink: The Rockefeller Center Ice Rink is one of the most famous landmarks in NYC. Open from mid-November to early-March, this romantic destination in NYC is one of the most popular proposal settings in the Big Apple. However, if it's just a classic skate you're looking for, prepare for large crowds on this tiny ice rink in NYC.
- Food and Shopping at 30 Rock: Rockefeller Center is home to a number of different NY restaurants, and no matter what you're craving, you're sure to find something to settle your NYC appetite. The Rock Center Restaurant NY offers classic Italian and American fare on the north side of the Rockefeller Center Skating Rink. If you're looking for something a little more affordable, there are more than three dozen restaurants in and around Rockefeller Center, as well as over 100 chic NY boutique stores to satirsfy your shopping bug.
Art at Rockefeller Center
The statue of Atlas at Rockefeller Center
Many NYC tourists are surprised by the amount of great art work featured at the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. From the famous statues displayed at this NYC landmark, to the beautiful mosaics gracing its many walls, the art at Rockefeller Center is some of the most renowned in NYC.
The famous scuptor, Lee Lawrie, crafted a dozen pieces for the Rockefeller Center in the 1930's. His most famous scupture - Atlas - is not to be missed. The statue of Atlas at Rockefeller Center is the giant bronze statue that has stood over the famous Rockefeller Ice Rink since 1937.
With so many more great art pieces to see at Rockefeller Center, save yourself some money and take a free walk through this beautiful NYC destination.
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