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See NYC Sparkle from the Top of the Rock

We know it's touristy but trust us, it's worth it. From breathtaking unobstructed views of Central Park to the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan and everything in between, a visit to the Top of the Rock is the best place to see the city sparkle at Christmas time. Fly 70 floors straight up above Rockefeller Center to plant your feet in the sky. Rounding three outdoor observatory decks, you'll go gaga for the 360-degree view, including a red, green and white Empire State Building. Go after dark to watch the city twinkle in technicolor. Or visit in the early evening as the sun sets. Download the Top of the Rock app to help you identify all that you see 850 feet below and to plot a map for where you want to go next. More fun isn't far – the Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree and ice skating rink are right at the bottom of the elevator!

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