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Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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USD 34.00*
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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USD 100.00*
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Viator VIP: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience
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The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Our 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. Named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's top tourist destinations. On a clear day, you can see up to five states from our Observation Decks - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Guests can enjoy our outdoor viewing area on our open-air 86th floor Observatory, or our indoor climate-controlled viewing areas on the 86th and 102nd floors. We recently launched our new Multimedia Experience as well, which guides visitors through the extraordinary exhibits and breathtaking views with additional depth on the building's history in eight languages - including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean. The Empire State Building aims to provide entertainment for guests of all ages. Bringing children? Have their picture taken with King Kong himself on our 80th floor from Thursdays through Mondays (12 p.m. until 9 p.m.). Celebrating a first date or an anniversary? Enjoy romantic tunes from our saxophone player from 9 p.m. until midnight every Thursday through Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased through our website. Our celebrated tower lights are often illuminated to commemorate holidays, events and special causes. In the Fall of 2012, we upgraded our tower lighting system from floodlights to one-of-a-kind LED tower lights. The state-of-the-art system allows customized lighting capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors! To watch some of our recent light shows, visit our YouTube page. Reigning as the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1970, the Empire State Building is known for its distinct Art Deco style. Construction of the renowned icon only took one year and 45 days, and logged more than 7 million man hours. This is the fastest construction to date for a project of its scale. Additionally, from classics like An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle to recent hits such as Oblivion and Elf, our place in pop culture has been solidified since our early days. In fact, over 200 movies and TV shows have featured the Empire State Building in them!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

Went at night, and the views from the 102 floor was incredible. Don't miss going either day or night you won't be disappointed.

Thank Agent709
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic building with exceptional views, especially on a clear day, definitely a must while in New York.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very impressive but very expensive, we had explore pass but if you want to go to the top then that is another $38 each, a rip off I think. So we just did 83rd floor, not very big outside but had amazing views.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with family and friends. Although there were alot of tourist.. what else do you expect though. Empire state of mind is the building. You know your in NY once you see this.

Thank jicodelrosario
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the Empire State Building one evening when we were visiting New York. This is something you just have to do especially if it is your first visit to New York. Start off by taking pictures in the lobby so you can compare...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Go to the Rockefeller instead The crowds and the effort in getting to the top are really not worth the entry fee The obligatory gift shop further grabs the tourist dollar

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome time in NYC!! People were so friendly!! Saw all the tourist attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, 911 Museum,Times Square, etc.

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Thank Bob L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used the NYC pass, queues were short so straight to the top! A beautiful, clear and sunny day meant the views were spectacular! We visited 12 months earlier but well worth doing again. Memorable!

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Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be prepared to wait in line for the elevators; if it's busy, the wait can be quite long. That being said, everything else was a positive experience. A lot of fun to see NYC and the tri-state area for, the observation deck. Funny, they still...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the empire stated at around 10.30 on a Monday in New York and the line to buy tickets and get up was still ridiculously long so plan your visit! Go early or go late! There are two ticket options, the options to get...More

Thank Secret_sherlock
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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18 October 2017|
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Response from Den6268 | Reviewed this property |
Is quite easy to purchase the tickets there, quite long queue for the ticket booth, but you can purchase the tickets using the machine next to the ticket booth. just slot in your credit card and the quantity and you get... More
20 September 2017|
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Response from joke8814 | Reviewed this property |
the best & fastest way is.. if possible.. get ur schelude for visiting at after 9pm.. no lines, no fast/skiplines needed. Empirestate is open till 02am
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18 September 2017|
Response from evvy222 | Reviewed this property |
I also bought tickets online but I did not use PayPal. I used my own credit card and tickets were immediately available or at least within 24 hours I don't remember exactly. I would call Empire State Building. I had a... More