Empire State Building

Empire State Building, New York City: Hours, Address, Empire State Building Reviews: 4.5/5

Empire State Building
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
The Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Building. It rises 1,454 ft from ground to antenna & features the only 360 degree open-air vantage point of Midtown. The 86th & 102nd Fl Observatories are open daily, M-Th 1PM-10PM & Fr-Su 11AM-11PM. On a clear day you can see up to 6 states. The brand-new 2nd floor museum (included in all ticket options) offers guests 10,000 sq ft of interactive exhibits that invite visitors on a journey beginning from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. The 102nd Fl Obs features floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass elevator with sound & light experience. It is the jewel of NYC. All signage, audio & exhibits in the building are available in 9 languages. We offer free Wi-Fi. The 34th St Lobby entrance features a grand staircase with a 2-story architectural model of the bldg & a high-tech LED exhibit that celebrates lighting ceremonies performed by famous, celebrity guests. Express guests receive red carpet VIP treatment.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from A$66.45
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Neighbourhood: Midtown
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 affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 34th St – Herald Square • 3 min walk
  • 33rd St • 5 min walk
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KarenHS
4 contributions
VIP Tour the BEST!
Dec. 2021 • Family
We have visited the ESB many times but not like this! The VIP Tour took us many places you cannot visit just buying a ticket. Plus you get a real history lesson. Our grand daughters just loved the whole experience. We were a group of 6 plus our guide. We visited basements, vaults unmarked floors not to mention King Kong! Plus we always had access to the front of the line!
You pay more but you get SO much more for your money.
Written 4 December 2021
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mchanel74
Anaheim, CA1 contribution
Breathtaking views and the employees are amazing!
Dec. 2021
I am afraid of heights but I had to go to the Empire State Building it was my first time in New York. Of course my husband wanted to go to the 102nd floor and when I did I was literally amazed with the views. I didn’t want to take a picture at the windows but your employee Renita said I would be fine. She made me feel relaxed and took me our picture. I left with a smile, I had the best experience. Thank you for hiring the best employees she truly is passionate about her job!
Written 4 December 2021
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amandadavis63
Victoria, TX1 contribution
Amazing
Dec. 2021
Amazing, very recommended. Staff was very nice and helping me with solo pictures. Went out of there way.
Written 4 December 2021
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nigelf632
South East England, UK41 contributions
Two lifts not ne
Dec. 2021
We didnt realise that the first lift didn't go all the way to 86 so wasted time on a lower floor. The queue for the second lift was long, but we were offered the use of the stairs instead, but not for the unfit.

The trip to 106 was amazing, with a short queue
Written 3 December 2021
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Ben H
Upshire, UK8 contributions
Empire State Building 80th/86th & 102nd floor
I arrived around 16.30 for my 16.45 reservation we walked straight in and passed security then proceeded up to the 80th floor after we looked around the 80th floor we made our way up to the 86th floor (which is outside) as we walked outside we thought it was warm (heated lamps) had a look around and took pictures then we headed up to the 102nd floor (extra price on tickets but worth it) one of our party isn’t good with heights but the staff helped straight away after getting out the lift great photo opportunities on the 102nd floor
Written 3 December 2021
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debandy04
1 contribution
Awesome!!!
Nov. 2021 • Family
As a second time visitor, this time at night, the sights are even more amazing. Seeing the NYC lights at night in the Fall is totally different to seeing the city in the summer. Definitely take your time and allow yourself to be carefree is seeing everything- even twice. It me and my adult brother (he will always be my baby brother) that I love and adore and admire. We celebrated my milestone birthday and it was totally awesome just brother and sister.
Written 2 December 2021
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Adrianne327
East Palo Alto, CA1 contribution
Wonderful experience!
Nov. 2021 • Family
The line moves very fast, and it's very well organized. We had a wonderful time, and the views are amazing!
Written 1 December 2021
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sanchezsheena
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
love the history
Nov. 2021
love this building and walking through and reading and seeing all the photos that were taken from the past,
Written 1 December 2021
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djomananhaya
1 contribution
Empire State
Nov. 2021 • Family
Staff were excellent; however it was rainy during our visit so we were not able to enjoy the view of New York. But overall the experience is excellent.
Written 30 November 2021
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maynedesign
3 contributions
Amazing views - pick a sunset time!
Nov. 2021
AMAZING photo opportunities! Just make sure you move from the 80th floor where the first elevator drops you off to the 86th floor where you can go outside!
Written 30 November 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Empire State Building

Empire State Building is open:
  • Mon - Wed 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu - Thu 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Empire State Building admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$64.04, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$7.14 per person. See all 125 Empire State Building tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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