Without a doubt, the Empire State Building still ranks high on the list of wonderful viewing spots. Built in 1931, this 102-story iconic skyscraper, is not only an architectural wonder but it offers wondrous 360-degree views of Manhattan from its two observation decks. Glass-enclosed high-speed elevators shuttle visitors to both decks, where high-powered binoculars allow for zeroing in on favorite New York attractions from above.
30 Rock is not just the name of a hit television sitcom, but the true address of New York icon, Rockefeller Plaza, and home to Top of the Rock Observation Deck. You'll see New York's famous landmarks, including the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Definitely worth checking out.
The Rise bar at the Ritz is another stunner. Though only 14 floors up, the aptly named Floor Bar allows stunning views of New Jersey and the New York Harbor.