This Midtown Manhattan landmark covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets is a must-see, especially during the holidays.
Right in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center is an essential stop in the Big Apple. While the whole center is comprised of 19 high rise buildings and plazas, there's one in particular you might recognize from your favorite holiday films, including Home Alone 2 and Elf — the 45 Rockefeller Plaza. That's where tourists and locals alike gather for the holidays to enjoy ice skating, a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and more. It's a magical place to be, tucked into a snowy urban sprawl and preserved as a historic landmark amidst an ever-changing landscape. If you're visiting in the off-season, take your pick of four different tours offered at the center, including the main tour, a visit to the Observation Deck, the Radio City Stage tour and the NBC Studio tour, all worth the time and money for a glimpse into old-school New York City history.