Built in the thirties by oil magnate, philanthropist, and one-time richest man in the world, John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller Center stretches between 48th and 51st Streets and is home to a number of New York's most popular attractions. Arguably the best known is Top of the Rock, an observation deck 70-storeys up with unparalleled views of Manhattan and beyond. The complex also includes the NBC Studios and Radio City Music Hall, both of which can be toured, and of course there is a plethora of shops and restaurants to discover as well as many interesting art features worth seeking out. In winter guests can enjoy wizzing round the famous temporary ice rink, and if you're there for it, the Christmas tree lighting ceremony is a national event not to be missed.
This carved limestone relief in 'La Mainson Française' is one of many pieces of artwork around the numerous buildings which make up the Rockefeller Center© Franck Prignet / EASYVOYAGE
A statue of Prometheus in front of the GE Building at the Rockefeller Center© Franck Prignet / EASYVOYAGE