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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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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...more
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20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114
+1 212-736-3100
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 March 2006

4 things you must do when you visit this building: 1. Buy your ticket before you travel - you can buy them online at www.esbnyc.com - this will save you a good hour as you wont have to queue in the building to buy your...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2009

We arrived at sunset and pretty much moved through the line with short backups at the metal detectors, the obligatory green screen photo, and the elevator to the 80th floor. The elevator to the 86th floor had a 20-25 minute wait so we hoofed it...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Tour of the Empire State Building was very good. Terrific views of the city of New York, only hampered by poor weather, overcast and raining which made it a little difficult for good photos. Well worth the time to visit the Empire State Building

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Reviewed yesterday

Loved visiting late afternoon. We got pictures before and after dusk, so pretty. The skyline is beautiful.

Thank sandynak2014
Reviewed yesterday

Iit's attonish how preserved the empire state building is. The view it's also a huge surprise. No words can describe the feeling of look to this amazing city in such a great spot. It's really an unique experience.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Easy to get up to top and very little time to wait and did not seem overly busy the time we entered.

Thank samo917
Reviewed yesterday

The view is amazing from the building, the winds were strong mainly because we decided to go in the evening but it was worth it! New York at night is beautiful.

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Thank Navdip Kaur L
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I just had one night in NYC so we made the most of it by going to the top of the Empire State Building. Fantastic views, amazing building, history and great people working there to help you out along the way. Must...More

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Thank Hyland H
Reviewed yesterday

A must visit if in NYC as a tourist. Iconic building, great views and you can learn a lot about the building. We went early in the morning and avoided the queues as weer were advised it gets busy later on. Views from the top...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Super cool to see when it’s dark outside. We did the One World Trade Center and the Top of the Rock in the daylight. (Out of the three, the One World is the best!). Get the Sightseeing Pass to do all these activities!! Saved over...More

Thank Candice S
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit to the top for great views and photos, we wen in the day, but we did find the view from the rock in the evening a little better as you get to see the Empire State Building

Thank kevc00p
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view from the observation deck was just breathtaking. I wish there was some more info available about what exactly we were looking at. The cost was $176 for two adults and three children.

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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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15 November 2018|
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Response from 2332dian | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t been there on Christmas Day but crowds from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve are huge. I don’t know about Queens. Have fun
21 October 2018|
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Response from LeaF202 | Reviewed this property |
If it is a clear and sunny day, go to the 102nd floor - it is worth it!
sinan e
20 October 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi sinan e, Thank you for your inquiry! Children under the age of 6 are free. Tickets for children under 6 can be picked up at the ticket desk upon arrival or added to your order if you choose to purchase your tickets... More