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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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USD 149.00*
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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

Out is the many sky scrappers that offer a view, I chose Empire State and I think it was the best choice! I went during the day and stayed till after sunset, this way I could see the view both during the day and night....More

Thank Elena257
Reviewed yesterday

Cue line has some awesome photos and videos depicting the story of this amazing structure. Air conditioned (inside), Elevator ride is super fun. If you like souvenirs save a couple bucks (well more like about $20) for your mini version of this incredible building to...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed yesterday

A magnificent view. I was able to go up on a Thursday at noon in the off-season, so there were no huge queues. Also save time by using my CityPass New York ticket, I recommend it to visit the best attractions of this city. As...More

Thank Érika H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

See all of NYC from it's most iconic landmark! The other NYC observatories are not the same. The Empire State Building is a New York Must!

Thank scottmanheim
Reviewed yesterday

You probably do this because you've never been to NYC or because you are with people who havent' done it. The crowds were unbelievable long but hey, everything changed after 9/11. Still a good passtime if you go first thing in the morning or late...More

Thank Nalalita
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bit expensive but saw some great views. Was busy and everything a bit too expensive but overall deffo worth doing.

Thank jake's S
Reviewed yesterday

The view was nice and all but this took hours out of our day. The staff wasn't very courteous or professional either. You can't even access the highest point unless you pay an extra $20 per person once you're on the main platform. New York...More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed yesterday

We hemmed and hawed about whether to go to the 102nd floor, or buy the AM/PM ticket, the price is much the same. Eventually we opted to go to the top, and were disappointed with the choice. The 86th floor observation deck has plenty of...More

Thank Bryan A
Reviewed yesterday

The view is always amazing, but at night you get the lights. On this night we got the lights, with many building bathed in red, white and blue...the top of the Empire building was also in these colors. The greatest view was of the new...More

Thank Richard1140
Reviewed yesterday

On every tour and bus ride, the Empire State Building is discussed. It is the point of referenced from anywhere in NYC. We took the fast 90 second ride to the 80th floor and then the second elevator to the 88 floor. The views were...More

Thank dewilson2
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 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
18 September 2017|
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Response from Joyjoy57 | Reviewed this property |
You can't book a time at the Empire State as far as I am aware you can at Rockefeller
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Cristina C | Reviewed this property |
I think the best thing to do is buying it online but if u can't u can purchase it at the first attraction! Maybe it will cost a bit more..