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Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Plz and E 49th Street, New York, NY 10020
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  • Rockefeller CenterPro 2014
    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Jul 21, 2014

    The Rockefeller Center is a must see for anyone visiting the Big Apple. Words cannot describe it's sheer beauty both inside and out.

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  • Rockefeller CenterPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    4 Jul 17, 2014

    Cool square surrounded by shops and cafes. A nice place to come take a rest and do some people watching.

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  • Rockefeller Center
    Yenni Vance
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    5 Jul 15, 2014

    No winter visit to New York is complete without a whirl around the ice. The rink at
    Rockefeller Center has been drawing hordes of visitors for 74 years for the chance to skate in the shadow of the massive Christmas tree. The holiday vibe throughout the entire plaza is infectious. And Wollman Rink, with panoramic views of Central Park, is by far the most picturesque setting for an afternoon skate.

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  • Rockefeller Center
    Rachel Wong
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    3 Jun 18, 2014

    Great to walk around and see all the shops. My sister loves the Nintendo store that is close to here so we always have to stop by when we are here.

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  • Rockefeller Center
    Stace
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    5 Jul 09, 2014

    On my fourth visit to Manhattan I went to The Rock. You get great views of all of Manhattan. You can see all the way to the Burroughs, New Jersey, Central Park and the Statue of Liberty.

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  • Rockefeller CenterPro 2014
    Sean Jackson
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    3 Mar 05, 2014

    This is where the Today show is filmed, where NBC studios is located, St. Patricks cathedral is right across the street, and Radio city music hall is just around the corner. During the winter you'll get to see the ice rink and Christmas tree which make this area even more beautiful.

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  • Rockefeller CenterPro 2014
    Jason Planck
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    3 Mar 01, 2014

    Rockefeller Center is giant magnet of people going nowhere in one spot with whole lot of places to eat and shop. Disability Access is one way in and one way out no flow pattern to it, you will get you stuck. Just great to see but need to leave quickly as possible.

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    5 Feb 01, 2014

    Hands down the best time to visiting New York City is during the Christmas season! I always recommend to fellow travelers who are looking to go the Big Apple to try to go in December. So especially if you are in they city during the holiday times Rockefeller Center is "The Center" of the holiday festivities! Check out the iconic Christmas tree and watch the ice skaters outside right in the middle of the city! It's absolutely magical!

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    sleepy
    3 May 27, 2014

    I was there before thanksgiving the famous Christmas tree was out and the ice ring open for skating.

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  • Rockefeller Center
    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    4 Nov 12, 2013

    Iconic scene in New York with the famous Christmas tree. Definitely worth checking out, they also do a very cool projection onto a building in front of the Christmas tree. Check out the nearby Lego Store too.

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  • Rockefeller CenterAmbassadorPro 2014
    Kat Sun
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    5 Oct 29, 2013

    Love it! I suppose this could be nick-named The Media block...there's also ice skating, Top of the Rock, shops, restaurants, etc.

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  • Rockefeller Center
    Nelly Quiñones
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    5 Oct 28, 2013

    Best time to visit is during the Christmas season. It is beautiful and the rink will be open so you can ice skate near the big Christmas tree! :D

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  • Rockefeller CenterAmbassadorPro 2014
    Becky Mahan
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    4 Oct 28, 2013

    Whether it's the artwork, NBC store, ice skating, or even catching the Today Show, Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular places to which tourists flock. I have yet to experience two of its best offerings, though: live performances on the Today Show (like my favorite band!), or seeing the Christmas tree in December. Someday!

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  • Rockefeller CenterPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    3 Oct 23, 2013

    I will admit that I was a bit disappointed by Rockefeller Center. It always seemed so large! The reality is actually pretty small but a great experience in the winter! it still excites me and is a tourist trap that I keep going back to, time and time again.

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  • Rockefeller CenterPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    4 Oct 19, 2013

    Rockerfeller Center is the capital of Christmas. Here, at the end of a promenade of glowing angels you'll find the largest Christmas tree in America blazing with lights of all colors. At the base of the tree is the skating rink where people queue up for hours just for a few minutes of skating with Santa. Coupled with the shops of Fifth, a stop into St. Patrick's cathedral and a carriage ride through the park, a visit to Rockefeller Center makes you finally feel like it's Christmas.

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  • Rockefeller CenterCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Monica Suma
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    4 Oct 16, 2013

    What better time to visit Rockefeller Center than Christmas? You can go skating, enjoy the atmosphere and holiday music or simply admire the yearly Christmas tree and its beautiful decorated surroundings!

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  • Rockefeller CenterPro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Oct 16, 2013

    This is probably the best view you'll get of Manhattan. For $25, you'll get to check out the city from the Observation Deck, and see the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, etc.

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    Elvira Vanag
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    5 Oct 03, 2013

    Almost every visit to New York takes us through Rockefeller Center – even if it’s walking by on our way somewhere else. Yes, it’s a touristy place but there is a good reason for it. The plaza at the Rockefeller Center changes its face frequently: huge Christmas tree and ice skating rink, outdoor café and colorful flags along the perimeter, funky sculpture installations, 43 feet tall floral Puppy sculpture by Jeff Koons, flower displays… The Top of The Rock observation deck and NBC Studio tours are very popular.

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  • Rockefeller Center
    Menske
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    5 Sep 19, 2013

    such a nice place, in winter and in summer, the restaurant is very good and you'll have a very nice view to the skaters of the fountain and what a great Christmas tree you will also see..

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    Fatima Fidan
    4 Oct 05, 2013

    Would I ice skate here? No, save that for Bryant Park but the views still make me smile after all these years and remind me why I love New York City so much. The shops are great for family visiting, especially with kids because Lego land and the Nintendo store are here. As for the adults? Take an NBC tour or get up early for the Today show! I will be at the delicious Bouchon bakery across the way.

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Description

Known for its iconic Christmas tree, up every December, Rockefeller Center is a sight-to-see year-round. Encompassing several city blocks, the center is packed with restaurants, stores, cafes, and even a rink for ice-skating (in the winter). Radio City Music Hal and NBC also call the building at Rockefeller Center home-- tours of each are available year-round.

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