We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Phone Number:
+1 212-736-3100
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views...

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!

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 34.00*
and up
Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
More Info
US$ 149.00*
and up
Viator Exclusive: Empire State Building Experience - Top Deck Express Pass...
More Info
US$ 149.00*
and up
NYC In A Day including Empire State Building Statue of Liberty West Village...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 52,516 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19990
    Excellent
  • 8628
    Very good
  • 3191
    Average
  • 1149
    Poor
  • 794
    Terrible
Amazing

It's incredible! The view is amazing! You can see the whole city from the top! And it's even more beautiful at night!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
renatav385
,
Caxias Do Sul, Brazil
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

52,516 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 33,752: English reviews
Caxias Do Sul, Brazil
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's incredible! The view is amazing! You can see the whole city from the top! And it's even more beautiful at night!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank renatav385
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not worth of visiting: long queues, very crowded, expensive and the view is really not amazing. Would rather visit the observatory close to 9/11 instead.

Helpful?
Thank SammyOfFinland
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting and incredible place to visit whilst in NYC. The views are fantastic and the history of the build is presented to you in a really accessible way. You can download an app to listen to whilst queuing or on your way round, it has poor reviews but I thought it was worth downloading. We went on a Monday... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laura T
Thornford, null, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Expensive, flashy and the queues can be loooong. Would recommend early morning as it gets very busy at night and all yu see are lights. There is very little information given about any of the buildings you can see. You also have to pay extra to use the telescope. The whole thing is over very quickly and is frankly not... More 

Helpful?
Thank Selena L
Athens, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views were amazing at night and it was a must do activity for us however it has grown to be a little pricey. We did go after 9pm so at least the lines were not too long. We also purchased the City Explorer Pass which saved a little money.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Amy P
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thought this was going to be a bit boring - just going to the top to look out the window?! But actually the views are incredible. You don't appreciate it until you are there! The lift is so fast it's amazing. I'd say a bit overpriced but the gift shop is amazing!

Helpful?
Thank SophieLincoln
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We bought a voucher which included a meal in the steak bar and grill and then access to both viewing levels. The meal was superb and the views were just WOW!!! There were so many staff who were all only to pleased to help along the way. We were tlucky enough to be treated to a private walk along the... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank Jackie E
Washington dc
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view was good but I don't think the whole experience was worth the price! I enjoyed the outside view although it was very cold!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank cpratt1021
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Got there early, using New York pass, friendly staff, Great building and Fantastic views despite cloud and snow...

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Helpful?
Thank ABS842
Alberta
Level Contributor
47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the Empire State building at night. The lines were fairly long & the security check took a while, but it was so worth it to see the view from the 86th floor. You can go higher, but it costs an extra $20. I would say this is a must do in NYC

Helpful?
Thank maddydoggy

Travellers who viewed Empire State Building also viewed

 

Been to Empire State Building? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Empire State Building and other visitors
165 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (165)

Questions? Get answers from Empire State Building staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood