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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 36.00*
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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

I loved the experience, the service was nice and there are many options to pay your ticket. The view was incredible and the architecture breathtaking

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Thank Ana A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great experience. We went first thing in the morning so there was no queue.Staff were friendly and helpful and contributed to the experience. Views were spectacular on the day we went. We didn't bother paying the extra to go to the upper observation deck...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed yesterday

We decided to go early to try and miss the queues so we got there at 7.45am and it was okay. Opens at 8am and normal security arrangements, scanner etc and we were up on the top viewing deck by about 8.10am. Unfortunately when we...More

Thank RObbo60_11
Reviewed yesterday

Great experience, who wouldn't want to climb in the foot(paw?) prints of that great and wholly misunderstood ape. Well-organised night visit [not too many people] but wonderful views over Manhattan and the surrounding area. Planes like gnats in the sky, streams of red lights leaving...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

this was a magical experience looking at NYC in the night,This is a must for anyone visiting this city.

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Thank kjroussis
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived at opening time and avoided the crowds that were already building up when we left an hour or so later. Not only are the sense of history and the art deco glamour reasons for loving this building but the view, in our opinion,...More

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was an amazing experience, i love this place, I came here with my husband for our honeymoon 😍 so beautiful, I have no words to describe better this experience ❤️

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Thank marchesesara93
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip because the views were gorgeous. We timed our trip for sunset and were lucky that the night was clear enough to see everything. We bought our tickets online in advance which helped avoid the long lines...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I mean is amazing place to go check the weather that is not cloudy, advise you'll not see anything :( the ticket a bit expensive 34$, but I mean if you're first time in NY, you should do it

Thank Anton M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see on the 86th and 102nd floors to see the breath taking views. Get the VIP ticket to skip the long lines.

Thank Mark B
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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8 November 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, Thank you for your inquiry! That is correct, tickets purchased online may be used at any time within one year of purchase. While you are prompted to select a week, you are not bound to that week. If you purchase... More
6 November 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi MarbellaSue, Thank you for your inquiry! We offer an AM/PM Combo Pass which allows you to visit us twice in one day, once in the morning and once in the evening! You can purchase this pass on our website under the "Buy... More
Christine J
3 November 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Christine, Thank you for your inquiry! Purchasing tickets online ahead of time allows you to skip the ticketing line in the building, whereas our Express Pass permits you to skip all lines inside the building. Guests... More