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Empire State Building

Open today: 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
from US$37.00*
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
from US$37.00*
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114
+1 212-736-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

You simply just have to do it! Amazing view that can’t be missed ! We were lucky as we had no line and were at the top in just a few minutes.

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Reviewed yesterday

Me and my cousin enjoyed every minute of the spectacular New York skyline!!! We was able to view bridges, the Statue of Liberty, freedom tower. We couldn’t ask for a better time. It was a sight you will cherish for a lifetime!!!!!

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Reviewed yesterday

Love the rapidity of the elevator, did not have to long wait..Love the style, Art Deco And love the view from all the angles,very impressive,Well kept with taste and all the modern equipment..

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Thank doucetjosee
Reviewed yesterday

This was second visit and by far the best. Going early evening late afternoon reduced the queuing time and improved the experience!

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Thank Wayne F
Reviewed yesterday

We did the VIP access to bypass the lines and it is well worth it! Great views of the entire city. Go early to miss some of the crowds

Thank oktexan2
Reviewed yesterday

Visiting the Empire State Building was a great experience. The views from the top of the building were some that I will never forget. Its well worth the money.

Thank Brandon H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It costs a lot of money to visit the observation deck but work it for your first visit. I would recommend only going to the lower floor as you can get out side and see newyork with nothing in your way. If you go to...More

Thank nathan c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited about 6 pm and stayed to watch the lights coming on over this awesome city. Spectacular views not too crowded and a romantic experience. Would do again that was my 2 nd time in 20 years. Awesome!

Thank Jan A
Reviewed yesterday

Wow ! What a life time experience fantastic views of the greatest city in the world long queues but moving all the time you have to go to the 102 nd floor just to say you've done it unforgettable life time experience

Thank lynturner14
Reviewed yesterday

After our family reuniion we did some site seeing in NYC. The staff at the ESB are so very nice and professional. We had tickets to the 102nd floor and they guided us the entire way. We purchased the picture they took of us and...More

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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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20 September 2018|
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Response from B1GJ0E | Reviewed this property |
If you pay to go to the top you may still have to wait as there is only 1 elevator going to 102 and it only holds 6-8 people and you can only go up in it after it has brought some people back to 86 as there isn’t a lot of... More
14 September 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Miriam - Thank you for your inquiry! If the person who bought your tickets will not be present when the tickets are being used, please have them write a note authorizing you to use those tickets, with your full names and... More
27 August 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi TeeELInc, Thank you for your inquiry. When purchasing tickets via third-party vendors, we do recommend asking them these questions directly as we’re unable to advise on how third-party vendors provide the tickets. With... More