Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is the largest privately-owned business and entertainment complex. Covering 21 acres in Midtown Manhattan, it is comprised of 19 buildings, gardens, sculptures and artwork by more than 40 artists.

Don’t Miss:

  • GE Building: This building serves as the focus of Rockefeller Center, rising 850 feet and 70 stories in the air. It is home to the Rainbow Room restaurant, located on the 65th floor, and the NBC Studios, where shows such as “Saturday Night Live,” “Dateline,” “Conan O’Brien,” and the “Today Show” are taped.
  • The Rink: The ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center is open from October through April, and becomes a restaurant during the rest of the year. The gold statue by the rink is of Prometheus, the ancient Greek god who brought new life to man by giving him the gift of fire.
  • Channel Gardens: These gardens get their name from the fact that they lie in the space between La Maison Francaise and the British Empire Building, separating the two buildings much as the English Channel separates the two countries. The gardens contain six pools surrounded by flower beds, and lead to the lower plaza, a sunken open area rimmed by flags of the United Nations member countries.
  • Radio City Music Hall: One of New York’s most grandiose Art Deco creations, this theatre is home to the world-famous Rockettes.
  • The Concourse: This network of underground walkways is lined with shops, restaurants, and access to the subway system.


Rockefeller Center

New York City Tourist – Rockefeller Center

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.