After a long and stressful day of 8am-8pm classes and running errands in between, the only way to redeem the day was a trip to Top of the Rock. Top of the Rock has long been my favorite spot in New York. For anyone who hasn’t ascended the tower for a visit at the Observation Deck, you’ll want to add this stop to your itinerary ASAP.
Although One World Trade has got a prime view of the Financial District and Brooklyn, there is nothing more iconically New York than the Empire State building standing tall in the thick of midtown. The Empire State Building is one of the coolest buildings in the city, and from the Top of the Rockefeller Center, you are treated to a clear view of this gem.
For a romantic night out in the city, look no further than an escalator ride to the Top of the Rock this weekend. Plan to get to the top at the Golden Hour - the minutes right before and after sunset - for the most beautiful view of the city. As the red and gold colors wash over the buildings, the midtown giants glisten right in front of your eyes. On a clear night, stay at the Observation Deck until the building lights come on. The transition of the city from day to night is truly a sight. Talk about love on top.