No visit to New York City would be complete without taking the Radio City Music Hall Tour! Many readers have reported this to have been one of
their NYC vacation highlights. It's so much fun to see how things work backstage on one of the world's largest indoor performance stages (it has 5,933 seats!) Its interior was declared a city landmark in 1978. Fully renovated in 1999, Radio City Music Hall was restored to its original glory from floor to ceiling, with new carpeting featuring the original designs to restored gold leaf ceilings. How large is it? Its Wurlitzer organ has two independently working consoles and its pipes are housed in 11 different rooms on both sides of the building!!
You'll see everything from the great stage to its famous amazing hydraulic elevators, to Roxy's private apartment, and you'll meet a REAL Rockette
(you can have your picture taken with her too!)!! Tour guides are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and great fun! They will explain the history of Radio City Music Hall while you view the beautiful art deco interior, learn about the theater's fascinating history, as well as the long list of famous personalities that have graced its stage. The tour lasts about an hour so it's perfect for even little kids! One of the tour's newest feature is that you can be a part of a Radio City Rockette kick line with an Interactive photo opportunity! I suppose that's as close to being a Rockette that I'll ever come!!
Child (12 and under): $19.95
Seniors (62 and over): $19.95
With so much to see and enjoy in New York City, you'd be crazy to pay full price. Save by following my simple tips below and use the found money for something else!
The tour meets at Radio City Music Hall’s Sixth Avenue Store, located on 6th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets.
Tours are offered daily from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, 7 days a week. Tickets are timed.
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You may take the B, D, F, or V subway lines to to 47-50 Streets/Rockefeller Center; or the 1 subway line to to 50th Street and Broadway; or the N, R, or W subway line to 49th Street and 7th Avenue. Need more information on riding the subways? Click here.
For detailed information on riding the bus to Radio City, Click here
When you venture out for a day of touring, be sure to pack the essentials. This will help to enhance your day! Be prepared by checking out my tips in the "what to place in your backpack" section of my packing list! You'll be glad you did!
When traveling with children, check out my best tips for keeping crankiness to a minimum and for ensuring safety too! Click here and scroll down to the very bottom of the page.