Empire State Building
Empire State Building
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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About
The Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Building. It rises 1,454 ft from ground to antenna & features the only 360 degree open-air vantage point of Midtown. The 86th & 102nd Fl Observatories are open daily, see esbnyc.com for hours. On a clear day you can see up to 6 states. The brand-new 2nd floor museum (included in all ticket options) offers guests 10,000 sq ft of interactive exhibits that invite visitors on a journey beginning from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. The 102nd Fl Obs features floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass elevator with sound & light experience. It is the jewel of NYC. All signage, audio & exhibits in the building are available in 9 languages. We offer free Wi-Fi. The 34th St Lobby entrance features a grand staircase with a 2-story architectural model of the bldg & a high-tech LED exhibit that celebrates lighting ceremonies performed by famous, celebrity guests. Express guests receive red carpet VIP treatment.
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Neighbourhood: Midtown
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 affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 34th St – Herald Square • 3 min walk
  • 33rd St • 5 min walk
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  • Kimberly L
    Celebration, Florida4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunset at Empire State Building
    It was crowded but everyone seemed to be respectful and staff seemed happy and kept everyone moving. The views were breathtaking. Sunset on one side and reflections of the sunset showed on all sides in the buildings.
    Thank you for the wonderful review and nice words about our staff. We will be sure to pass your message along.
    Written 17 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Sam B
    London, United Kingdom98 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great but pricey
    Much more informative than I would have thought. Loved the montage of movie clips and other pop culture put together. My only minus was it's too pricey. I appreciate that they have put together an experience that's more than just a sight at the top of the building, but it's still priced a bit too much for me.
    Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our museum and gallery just as much as the view.
    Written 17 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Isaac T
    Pasturago, Italy2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    We went to visit the Empire State Building with my wife and it was an amazing experience. Already from the first floor we enjoyed all the explanations and we enjoyed the trip up to the top of the building. Although it was rainy, the views were amazing. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
    Happy to hear that your party had a great time with us. Hope to see you soon. Thank you for the review.
    Written 18 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • lkitt2017
    Chicago, Illinois27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Empire State Building at dusk
    I booked our trip up the Empire State Building for around 8 in the evening so that we could enjoy the view at dusk. There was information about the construction of the building, some fun photo ops including King Kong and an amazing view from the 86th and 102nd floors. Definitely a must see when visiting New York.
    Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our museum and gallery just as much as the view.
    Written 18 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Patricia V
    Charlotte, North Carolina2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Empire NYC
    This was a fabulous tour! So well organized! Loved all of it! We opted for both 86th Floor and 102nd Floor. A truly enjoyable experience. Everyone was SO helpful and kind as we toured the building. Please buy your tickets early! They sell out especially in the summer.
    Thank you for the wonderful review. We’re glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Michael H
    Durham, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views over Manhattan & beyond.
    I visited NYC in October and bought the mid afternoon ticket slot. Being October it was very quiet and there was hardly a queue. The whole experience was fantastic from entrance to exit. The history of the building exhibition was amazing and unbelievable the speed in which it was built and the bravery of the men who built it. The way that a person threw a red hot rivet upwards to be caught by another with a bucket before being riveted in position by another team. Totally scary!! The lift experience is also well done building the excitement until you emerge into the first viewing deck, which is in doors. This offers great views around NYC in a nice warm environment. Another lift takes you to a higher outdoor deck which is truly stunning. It was freezing on our visit but the staff wrapped in wool coats and hats were very informative and attentive. The exit hall is also spectacular. A great afternoon out.
    Thank you so much for your review!
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 July 2023
  • timcorm
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Disney Like Experience
    I couldn't believe how well done the overall experience was. The way the ESB had the interactive exhibit as we walked through the building getting to the elevator made me feel like I was in Disney World. The line was constantly moving as different exhibits peaked different guests interests. The staff was uniformed professionally but also in a way that made me feel like I was at an attraction. The elevator video was unexpected and a huge hit to my kids. I can't say enough about how great the experience was.
    Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our museum and gallery just as much as the view.
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • jlsan2023
    San Diego, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Empire State Building Visit
    Our Empire State Building visit went great. My family and I had a fun time. We loved the amazing view and learning the history of the building. Would definitely visit again and will recommend to family and friends.
    We’re so happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit to the Empire State Building. Thank you for the review. Hope to be a part of your next visit to New York.
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • HML67
    Arlington, Texas1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    102 floors UP
    Really enjoyed the visit. I last visited in January 1977. The process of visiting was very easy especially for my son and daughter-in-law with their 4 month old in a carriage. They had not visited the Empire State Building but had visited 2 other very high observation platforms at other skyscrapers in NYC. They liked what they saw. It was money well spent.
    We are so happy you enjoyed the view. Thank you for choosing the Empire State Building!
    Written 27 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • ajajmouff
    Farnham, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful experience!
    It has been 20 years since we last visited New York and the Empire State Building and the views are still as spectacular as they ever were. The introduction of the interactive museum was a great addition and was extremely informative and fun. It still remains, for us, one of the 'must do' attractions in NY.
    Welcome back!! Happy to hear that your party had a great time with us. Hope to see you soon. Thank you for the review.
    Written 27 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
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Haley H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My wife and I are from Long Island and have not been to the Empire State Building in many years. They have done a great job revitalizing the Empire State building. The view is definitely amazing from the top and lines moved quickly too. However, it can get too crowded too soon, but worth the views and especially if you can visit around sunset. We went all the way to the top where the views are incredible. If you are debating whether or not to spend the extra money, I highly recommend it! The staff were funny, friendly and informative. Thanks for a great visit!
Written 12 July 2024
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FIL M
London, UK630 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
The views are truly amazing, however the whole experience is really interesting and well put together. I would certainly visit again in the future. The staff are professional and look great in their 'vintage' style uniforms.
Written 10 July 2024
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Our vintage uniforms are great, aren't they? We are pleased that you had a memorable experience. Thanks for your review.
Written 11 July 2024
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Maria H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unbelievable experience! Loved being at the Empire State Building in 2021, their 90th Anniversary! Our first time there! Expect a nice surprise in the elevator!!
Written 9 July 2024
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Thank you for your review and for celebrating our 90th with us!
Written 11 July 2024
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David
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Easy to access, very good experience overall.
Ti kets did take a while to get to my email, they do not appear in TripAdvisor app, had to ask for them via the App and got them quickly sent to my email.
Written 9 July 2024
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We're sorry to hear you had a delay with receiving your tickets but glad it was resolved. Thank you for your visit!
Written 11 July 2024
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louisedavies1980
Leicestershire, UK29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Views were amazing, but it was far too busy when I visited, you couldn’t get to see everything! A little pricey for what it is I went to 86th and 102nd floor.
Written 8 July 2024
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work2travelTexas
Texas66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing views, great photo ops, and very helpful staff. From the line attendants to the elevator attendants, everyone was very pleasant and helpful. It was nice to see them sharing their stories on the screens throughout the building instead of actors. Lots of interesting facts to learn on the way to the windows/deck about the construction of the building and several fun photo ops before you even get to the views of the city.
Written 8 July 2024
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Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. Our staff is top notch and we'll be sure to pass your kind words along to them.
Written 9 July 2024
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Must see still when in New York, a great classic and really wonderful views. We went just after sunset, there was no waiting time.
Written 7 July 2024
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Thank you for the review. Hope to be a part of your next visit to New York.
Written 9 July 2024
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Tomytwotoes
Lima, Peru1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
great experience, i loved the whole trip. much better than I innitially though. would recommend! i wasnt scareed of hights
Written 7 July 2024
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We're pleased to hear you had a pleasant experience and the height wasn't too much for you. Thank you for visiting!
Written 9 July 2024
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Michelle W
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic views. We loved the presentations and the history. Beautiful building. Well organised with plenty of staff directing visitors. This was a highlight of our trip. Recommended.
Written 7 July 2024
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Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our museum and gallery just as much as the view.
Written 9 July 2024
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Cindy Miller
Dix, IL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Glad that we made the trip! Man’s ingenuity is absolutely amazing! Get there early to avoid the crowds! Fun place for kids too!!!
Written 6 July 2024
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We're happy to hear you and your party had a great experience!
Written 9 July 2024
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