7. Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center
Whether you've lived here all your life, or you're just in for the weekend, the city from the top of the Rock is awe inspiring. Even the Empire State Building observatory can't compete with the panoramic views of the city's classic landmarks that are had here, on the 70th floor. The scenery is particularly stunning in the winter, looking down on the snow-blanketed buildings surrounding you. But the wind whips something mean at the top, so make sure you suit up with warm gear before making the trip.