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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
4.5
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from R 658,24 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
No visit to New York is complete without experiencing bird's-eye city views. Admire the panoramas from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and other areas with this ticket. It unlocks two attractions for the price of one—the 82nd-floor observatory and 2nd-floor museum to chart the building's story from construction. Upgrade for fast-track admission.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Marvel at 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building
See landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty from the heart of NYC
Visit the 86th-floor main deck, 2nd-floor museum, and redesigned 80th floor
What to expect
Make your own way to the Empire State Library in central NYC, bearing in mind the opening hours of 11:00am-10:00pm, every day of the year. The last elevator to the top runs at 9:15pm. On arrival, head inside via the Observatory Entrance at 20 West 34th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Pause here to take in the stunning Lobby, which boasts restored art deco ceiling murals and one of the most famous images of the building above the front desk. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the building to add to your experience. At the entrance to the 2nd floor, pass through a security checkpoint, and explore the interactive exhibits that tell the story of the ESB's construction to its place in today's pop culture. Watch short film clips through telescopes, use the touch screens, and step into a simulation of an original elevator for a virtual ride to the building's 102nd floor. Then, head to the surround-sound theater to see film and TV clips that feature this iconic tower. Next, ride the elevator to the redesigned 80th floor, where you'll find exhibitions on the ESB's lights and light shows; together with stunning augmented reality experiences delivered by classic binocular viewfinders. The final elevator ride whisks you up to the 86th-floor Main Deck: home to the highest open-air observatory in New York, and located right in the heart of Manhattan. Enjoy the 360-degree views of New York and beyond—Central Park, the Hudson River, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and so much more. Upgrade to the VIP Express Experience and skip the security, ticket, and elevator lines. This is the quickest way to the top of the Empire State Building, saving you valuable time for the rest of your New York experiences. The VIP pass is especially helpful during holidays and peak season. An audio tour is included, and all audio, signage and exhibits are available in 9 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2194EMPIRE
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
In the heart of NYC • Unobstructed 360 degree view Observation Deck • Access to new second floor immersive exhibits • Revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits • Free admission for children 5 and under • Entry/Admission - Empire State Building • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Duration
45m
Inclusions
In the heart of NYC • Unobstructed 360 degree view Observation Deck • Access to new second floor immersive exhibits • Revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits • Free admission for children 5 and under • Entry/Admission - Empire State Building • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Duration
45m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
Infant tickets for children 0-5 years are free and can be picked up at the ticket office upon arrival
Skip-the-line privileges are only available with the VIP Express Experience Admission Ticket option
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
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4.5
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Sarah H
1 contribution
Good time
Apr 2021 • Family
Great views, would recommend. Friendly
Staff. Easy booking. Not long if you want something short and sweet.
Written 8 April 2021
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Steven_Tarca
Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HinderliterWarEagle
Dothan, AL33 contributions
No waiting??
Booked a tour and arrived. We were two of maybe 10 people on the observation deck. I was surprised that there weren’t any lines to speak of. I am sure that will change when the COVId is gone.
Written 6 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Steven_Tarca
Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mlatina2
Groton, CT36 contributions
A Must!
Mar 2021
We were spending a weekend in NY and bought the GoCity pass for 2 attractions. The Empire State Building was definitely our first choice since we havent been there with the kids. This is the best way to do it cause its very expensive! Our kids are 12 and 9 and we just wanted them to have a solid memory of our visit. It was a great experience. All the new virtual motion and King Kong exhibits are just amazing. We only get to the 86 floor but that was enough and amazing experience. Maybe on a special occasion make it to the 102 floor since there's extra charge for it. Very well organized, respectful and attentive staff!
Written 4 April 2021
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Steven_Tarca
Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dutch Kolthof
1 contribution
Iconic and Majestic - and "Boston" thanks John!
Apr 2021
Iconic, majestic, classy - simply a great experience from the first greeting by warm and classically dressed staff, to a few floors of inter-active marvel at the construction of this building, the chance to meet and greet with King Kong - and then the views. The 86th floor, outside, experience at night time was amazing for us - it kept both my teenagers fully entertained and each different side offers a completely different view.

Big shout-out to John, security on the 4th floor - he noticed that one of my kids had some apprehension on taking the elevators and being up so high on a building. Not only did he take the time to calm her nerves, he basically was nice enough to give us a mini-tour to show the strength of the building, the speed of the elevators and how many celebrity visitors had the same experience as her. I understand it was not as busy as usual because of Covid - but the fact that he took the additional time and actually checked in a couple of times after we came back down...truly set this experience apart. Take into account that we're from Boston; and he claims to be a fan of the dreadful Yankees - John, if you get to read these comments, thanks for making a difference. Go Sox!
Written 3 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Steven_Tarca
Thank you for your review, and for your kind works about John. I will be sure to pass them along! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
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frankiemustd1e☑️
6 contributions
KING KONG WAS SEGC
Dec 2020 • Family
mmm building king kong 2 i love NEW YORK me and my sister enjoyed it so much we would definitely visit again <3
Written 17 March 2021
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Ktorres12
Hello there, Thank you for your review and we are happy you enjoyed yourselves. Hope King Kong waved hello on our behalf! Kristine Torres
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Danna
3 contributions
Extremely happy!
Mar 2021 • Solo
I’ve lived in NY the past 2 years, but I never went to the Empire State until yesterday, since I’m going back home in 2 weeks. What an amazing way to say goodbye to this beautiful city. The staff was super nice and friendly! And that’s what I remember the most of any place I go to. Congratulations on having an awesome staff! It was extremely windy, but that didn’t stop me from having a great time and enjoying the view. I’m also a freak about covid, and I felt really safe here, it wasn’t crowded at all, and I went on a Sunday!!! So if you come to New York you have to visit the ESB, you will not regret it!
Written 15 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Steven_Tarca
Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tiffany Johns
Hoboken, NJ20 contributions
That skip-the-line ticket
Feb 2020
I highly recommend the skip-the-line ticket. Because it's usually quite the line. But the vista is totally worth the time.
Written 25 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Ktorres12
Hello there, Thank you for your response. I hope you took lots of pictures! Kristine Torres
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IAmShameeza
Kissimmee, FL11 contributions
SO WORTH IT!
You won’t regret it! We went at night time and the views of NYC never get old especially being born and raised in NY.
Written 9 January 2021
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Steven_Tarca
Thank you for your review! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for visiting. -Steve
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kbgotskilz
Morristown, NJ8 contributions
Loved the tour - Renita is the best!
I had the pleasure of doing a VIP tour with Renita and she made me feel like I was a part of history. She knew every nook and cranny about the Empire State Building - both pre- and post-renovation. And she was kind enough to snap photos for me(I was solo). I couldn’t see myself doing the tour again with anyone else. Loved it and love her!

Happy New Year, Renita.
Written 27 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Steven_Tarca
Thank you very much for your review and for your kind words about Renita. I will be sure to share them with her! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vicki S
1 contribution
NO REFUND during COVID-19
Nov 2020
We had arranged a visit NY but due to the rigid COVID-19 restrictions, we had to cancel the trip. We do realize that this was a 'no refund' event but my goodness. I emailed with no response. I would have appreciated an email of some sort. They made money off of us and we got nothing in return. Not even a pass for next year or whenever. Sad. We will NOT be recommending this particular tour to anyone - that is for sure.
Written 1 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Steven_Tarca
I am sorry to hear you did not hear a response from us. Guest service is a priority for us, and we work hard to ensure every guest need is met through our email inbox. We are happy to assist with rescheduling opportunities too! Please reach out to me directly at starca@esbonyc.com, as I would like to help provide resolution. -Steve
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r0drig0c77
r0drig0c77
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Cloudy day. Waste of money. They should have given a discount or closed the attraction
Cloudy day. Waste of money. They should have given a discount or closed the attraction If there wasn’t a view.
machucamc13
machucamc13
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Great visit
Everything was cleans and was fun to see. Did the 86th floor visit and enjoy every moment. Definitely was an once i
fiatworld777
fiatworld777
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Awesome
First time visiting the Empire State Building. Right now due to the pandemic there are no lines so it’s the perfect
FoxyNOB
FoxyNOB
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Empire State Building Amazing
During a pandemic, you have to alter your expectations when traveling or sightseeing. We had a great and safe expe
js123207
js123207
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Worth It
My 10-year-old son, brother-in-law, and I decided to visit to the Main Observation Deck (80th and 86th floors) on a
lvpthemvp
lvpthemvp
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Still the best view in the world
Making the most of my time in NYC included a trip to The Empire State Building. The staff is friendly and knowledge
ecwilliams30
ecwilliams30
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A must-visit site in NYC
I had only been to the ESB as a child with my family, years ago. I went with my girlfriend, just hours before propo
marcjlanuzapac
marcjlanuzapac
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Nice review of a historical America
Great experience for a lifetime. Appreciation of the great works of our Elders. Great display of magnificence of US
rgnldjnsrk
rgnldjnsrk
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Empire State Visit
Good tour, good views, nice gift shop, but a little pricey for two people. Pictures are taken and offered for pur
bettyboopmayte
bettyboopmayte
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Beautiful night view
Beautiful view of city vacationing after Covid vaccine to the city I love .. had never been to the top at night.. i
mewhish83
mewhish83
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Autism Friendly Tours - Great Accomodations for the Neurodiverse
I did the Empire State tour during spring break 2021 with my two boys, and my 11 year old is non verbal and on the
legnaquintero
legnaquintero
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Empire State Building Visit
It was a wonderful experience. It looks like you are on top of the World. Me and my husband were amazed by all the
DesireeW1985
DesireeW1985
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Amazing views and friendly staff
Went on a Saturday afternoon and it wasnt crowded at all. I did buy my tickets online ahead of time. I toured the 8
henderf26
henderf26
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100% recommended
It is an incredibly beautiful building, from when you are outside to its last space. it is a very beautiful and wo
fourpageletter07
fourpageletter07
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Once in a lifetime
Great visit to ESB—visited the 86th floor, and even took a picture with my boyfriend with a beautiful simulated bac
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