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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets

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From USD 38.00
Highlights
  • Skip the lines with the VIP Express Experience upgrade
  • Amazing views of Manhattan from the 86th-floor observatory of the Empire State Building
  • 360-degree panoramic views on each side of the building from the outdoor promenade
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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General admission to the Empire State Building Observation Deck. This does NOT include Express Pass privileges.
From USD 38.00
VIP Express Experience
VIP Express Experience includes skip-the-line access for security lines, ticket lines and elevator lines on 2nd, 80th and 86th floors of the Empire State Building Observation Deck. Includes audio tour
From USD 65.00
Overview
Get an unparalleled 360-degree view of New York City from the top of the iconic Empire State Building. See popular landmarks such as Central Park, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square. In addition to the two indoor/outdoor observation decks, enjoy access to the Dare to Dream exhibit, the new Sustainability exhibit, and an informative new multimedia app available for download. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Empire State Building.
What to Expect
Stepping into the lobby of the Empire State Building is an experience of its own. This historic landmark has been restored with stunning Art Deco ceiling murals, and above the front desk is one of the most famous images anywhere in New York City, a depiction of the building itself with beams of light radiating from the mast.

Head to the second floor Visitors’ Center to buy or print tickets and pass through a security check point. An elevator ride to the 80th floor presents the Dare to Dream exhibit that captures the building’s history, engineering and construction work. See period photographs, architectural sketches, construction notes and more, all paying tribute to the more than 3,400 workers who helped to create this building.

The final elevator ride arrives at the 86th-floor Main Deck and the highest open-air observatory in New York. This is the center of it all. Enjoy 360-degree views of New York and beyond — Central Park, the Hudson River, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and so much more.

VIP Express Experience Upgrade:
Upgrade to the VIP Express Experience and skip the lines. This is the quickest way to the top of the Empire State Building, saving you valuable time for all the rest of your New York experiences. The VIP pass is especially helpful from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day and all holiday weekends. Speed to the top with no waiting!
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Reviewed 5 days ago
DO NOT PURCHASE SKIP LINE TICKETS ON TRIPADVISOR

I purchase two skip line tickets and visit empire state building on 02/02/2019 and it costs me 130 US dollars on tripadvisor. I visit empire state building around 2:00 PM. It turns out there were very very few people and even so such thing called...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank kqing0515
Reviewed 1 week ago
Epic

Although the weather was a bit foggy, the view was still amazing......... you cannot go to NY and not visit this iconic place, it is a must!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JeannetteT1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brilliant

We loved visiting the Empire State Building, from the minute you enter the building it is amazing the lift is wonderful, the staff are great and really friendly. We visited at sunset and the views were stunning. I would highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 952beverleyw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Do the skip the line tickets!

Though our wait through the main line wasn't too bad, it did move but was crowded. It is definitely worth it to do the skip the line tickets. We just walked in, so had no choice, but given the advantage of getting to the top...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great place not to be missed

It's a must place to visit, Buy a 5 attraction tick for £109 before you go and it will work out about half price, you can choose from a number of places to go, enjoy

Date of experience: January 2019
5  Thank Jan S
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