What’s the point of living in the Big Apple if you can’t enjoy seeing the city from high up? Whether you’re visiting and enjoying exploring the city or you’ve lived here for years, you need to plan on hitting up these famous sites.
The View Restaurant and Lounge
— NY Marriott Marquis (@MHMarquisNYC) November 18, 2015
Want to enjoy dinner from up high? Make reservations at The View Restaurant and Lounge. This award-winning dining experience calls the Marriott Marquis, in New York City, home. According to The View, their restaurant and lounge is the only revolving rooftop in all of New York!
— B (@believeandspeak) November 21, 2015
From up above the streets of New York, you’ll get great 360 degree views of the cityscape. What’s super cool about this restaurant is the fact it revolves. The floor makes a complete turn every hour. This allows diners to get a different view every minute from their table. The View Restaurant and Lounge is forty-eight stories in the air!
One visitor from the United Kingdom gave a good review on Yelp saying, “My visit to The View in Times Square was great. The service was incredible and so was the view as the restaurant constantly revolves 360 degrees to give you a panoramic view of the Manhattan.”
— NY Marriott Marquis (@MHMarquisNYC) November 17, 2015
The food served is considered contemporary American. The View prides itself on using fresh ingredients and incorporating regional produce, meats, and seafood. The best deal is the dinner prix-fixe menu, which is $89 per person. Roasted Atlantic Salmon, Sterling Ribeye Steak, and Roasted Breast of Chicken are all main entrees that you can choose from.
— NY Marriott Marquis (@MHMarquisNYC) October 21, 2015
Another popular option is the Sunday Brunch. For $59 per person, you can enjoy a massive buffet with an omelette bar. The price also include two champagne mimosas per adult. For a list of the entire menu, click here.
— The Band Perry (@thebandperry) November 24, 2015
You simply haven’t experienced New York City until you’ve been to the top of the rock. If you don’t know what the “top of the rock” is, then you really need to go! Rockefeller Center offers an unforgettable experience and fantastic views of the city.
— Gigi A (@gigi_nyc) November 25, 2015
First, before heading up to the top, you’ll want to take a minute or two and appreciate the Joie Chandelier. This beautiful light is made up of 14,000 crystals and has fiber optic capabilities. Other fun things to see before heading up include the Mezzanine Exhibit. Here is where you’ll learn all about Rockefeller Center and it’s place in New York history.
Two other wonderful experiences to take in include the Beam Walk and the theater. The Beam Walk is a fun way to get a glimpse of what workers saw when building the skyscraper. It’s simply beam that lays over a flat surface which depicts the view from up above. The theater will teach you even more about the building.
— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) November 1, 2015
Jump on the Sky Shuttle. This elevator ride is unlike any I’ve ever ridden. The website isn’t kidding when it says you’ll remember it for years. I was there about ten years ago and still remember it! I won’t tell you why, you’ll have to go and see for yourself!
Once at the top of Rockefeller Center, you continue the fun! You can look out from the 67th and 69th floors with floor-to-ceiling windows. If those views aren’t enough for you, go outside onto the 70th floor! You’ll feel the air on your face and won’t be able to stop taking photos. I remember being able to see very far from high above and enjoying the amazing views of Central Park.
— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) September 29, 2015
Along with the views, Rockefeller Center has a gift shop, an interactive Breezeway, and a Radiance Wall made of Swarovski Crystals.
Tickets are $32 for adults and $26 for children. You can purchase a Sun & Stars pass which allows you to come during the day and night for $47 for adults and $36 for children. For even more information, click here!
Le Bain at The Standard
— Todd A. (@thecake_boy) November 13, 2015
Another fabulous place to get a glimpse of the city from up high is Le Bain at The Standard. Along with being one of the hottest night clubs in the city, it also has one of the best views.
— Giafrese (@giafrese) July 29, 2014
Outside is a faux grass space with chairs and tables. During the day, guests sit back and read books and enjoy cocktails with friends. During the evening, you’ll see A-list celebrities and lots of beautiful people looking out over the city. The glass walls make it the perfect place to look out.
— shopswindows (@shopswindows) September 27, 2014
On the inside of the club, there are floor-to-ceiling glass windows so you can see the city from all angles. There’s also a hot tub for those who want to take a dip. Drinks are strong, but a little expensive. It’s also difficult to get in unless you’re on the guest list. Of course, all this red tape is worth the end result. Even the bathroom has a fabulous view!
— Manu Guedes (@emeguedes) November 21, 2015
One reviewer says, “The rooftop is awesome too. Like, what a view. There’s a bunch of cabana beds to sit and relax. Off to the side, there’s the cutest crepe stand that’s open all night long. It’s really the best way to end the night.“