City: New York
Address: 1260 Avenue of the Americas
Coolest Feature: The world's largest stage curtain
Inhabiting the 12-acre stretch of history that is Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall opened its doors to the public two days after Christmas in 1932. Serving as the big sister to Samuel Roxy Rothafel's Beacon Theatre, Radio City Music Hall has seen over 300 million people pass through its doors for theater, films, and concerts in its 80 years of operation. Consisting of nearly 6,000 seats across 2 acres, Radio City Music Hall is the world's largest indoor theatre. Its auditorium is 160 feet wide and 84 feet tall; patrons will feel lost in the configuration of arches and staircases.
The Great Stage, which was designed by Peter Clark, is over 60 feet tall and 100 feet wide, and thanks to the gorgeous gold stage curtain (the largest in the world), undoubtedly one of the most visually impressive indoor concert halls you'll lay eyes upon. There are over 25,000 lights in the music hall capable of producing four-color stage lighting which helps the inside of the venue achieve a Kubrick-like effect; it really looks like you're staring at the sun. Aside from hosting the Grammy's, Tony's, MTV Video Music Awards, and the NFL Draft, Radio City Music Hall has also attracted the biggest names in music. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978.