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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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US$ 34.00*
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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US$ 100.00*
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Viator VIP: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience
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US$ 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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We had a good experience visiting Empire State Building. Sure one of the best day of our holiday in New York.

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Reviewed yesterday

This building is iconic and still worth a visit. It was worth buying the No lines pass as the lines can be long. This way, you don't stand in any lines and they put you on the next elevator. We went to both the 86th...More

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We were fortunate enough to have avoided the usually long queues to this once in a life time opportunity. The views were amazing and if it's only one building you choose to do...this is the one! Highly recommend.

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Reviewed yesterday

Myself & my family visited June of this year & had a memory filled day. The last time we visited New York we went to Top Of The Rock which was good also but after experiencing both now, if someone were to ask me "I...More

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Well worth the splurge. A Classy affair. Warm, attentive staff made this once in a lifetime ( may twice) viewing of Macy's Fireworks a memorable event. Food was tasty and diverse. However, it's finger food so eat a decent meal before you go to help...More

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I had a great experience, I went up to the 86 floor in the afternoon & at night I went to the 102 floor, amazing view from the top, it worth it! Is a very very nice experience, even when there is a long line...More

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A long line to get in but worth the wait. Fantastic view of this vast city and an absolute highlight for us... Museum area great too as it gave us some insight into the construction of this wonderful building.

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Our visit to the 86th Floor of the Empire State Building was a wonderful experience. The view was magnificent - visiting the ESB was a great way to begin our trip to NYC. Also, the staff at the ESB were courteous and helpful. We really...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing view, at night well worth doing, was on the 4th July so some fireworks could still be seen as well, but truly amazing to see NY at night from above

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We really enjoyed the Empire State Building, its has a neat Art Deco style, great views and the queues were considerably less than for the Rockefeller. I would recommend checking the empire state building website before you go up - it has live time updates...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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19 July 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi 884AlieshaJ, Thank you for your inquiry. Please note sunset does tend to be among our busiest times. We recommend allowing at least two hours for your visit and slightly more if you will be visiting both the main deck and... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Wine_Lovers225, Thank you for your inquiry. Our 102nd floor observation deck provides our most spectacular views of the city and beyond. You can get a full view of Central Park, and on a clear day you can see beyond the... More