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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*
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 2 days ago via mobile

I have always wanted to visit the Empire State Building and it didn’t disappoint. The views are great and the old-style building is beautiful. We went early, so the lines weren’t long.

Thank Kellie F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have just visited NYC and we were really impressed with the efficiently, professionalism and overall experience with Empire State. Staff were cheerful and helpful which made the whole experience much more pleasurable. The views were awesome too, make sure you visit on clear day!

Thank rachelplowman
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were lucky enough to experience the Empire State Building twice in one day. Firstly early in the day with clear views of New York by daylight. We then returned for an evening trip to the viewing platform. Again we had great views of the...More

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Thank Helen H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Renata E. On the 102nd floor is the best of the best! She clearly loves her job and made every visitor feel welcome and was knowledgeable and friendly. Love her!

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome experience except for the crowds. The crowd was horrible due to it being time for sunset. Pleasant experience other than people trying to jump in front of you.

Thank BarrattRN
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is yet another great experience, be prepared for long queues but well worth it . The views are spectacular especially on a sunn day

Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just to be in this historic space is plenty but the helpful staff at every corner makes it all run smoothly. Of course the views are breathtaking. Make sure you take a map so you can find what you are looking for in the skyline....More

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Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Abit to over crowded compared to the last time I attended however, always an enjoyable view and great sites on the city, currently undergoing renevation to the ground floors which was a shame but not a big deal as the mean hype is the views,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even with skip the line tickets there’s a wait most of the time. Obviously no longer the world’s tallest building - probably not even in the top ten - the view is still spectacular. The fascinating history of this building differentiates it from so many...More

Thank davemh333
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This time we visit ESB late evening with nearly no waiting time. Its good to see the town with all the lights. BR The4 from Denmark

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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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Arthur T
11 October 2018|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
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Kyle K
2 October 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Kyle K., Thank you for your inquiry! Guests tend to experience shorter lines during our off-peak hours between 8-9 am, or after 11 pm. Additionally, purchasing tickets online ahead of time allows you to skip the... More
Sharon L
30 September 2018|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Sharon L., Thank you for your inquiry! It costs $20 more per person to visit both the 86th and 102nd-floor Observatories, as opposed to just the 86th-floor Observatory. We look forward to your visit! - Empire State... More