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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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20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114
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Reviewed today

Firstly, do yourself a favour and pay the extra for the VIP Express Experience - you will save hours queuing up for elevators and it really is worth every cent. So few people seemed to use it, but time is precious and there's better things...More

Thank whizzkid50
Reviewed today via mobile

Attended here with friends which was lovely, we decided to go for sunset and what a beautiful sunset we got. More or less the same views from the rock and observation desk but still with a visit because of sleepless in Seattle.

Thank BoltonBev
Reviewed today

Iconic NYC location and probably the best place in NYC in terms of views (including One Word Trade Center). You get to see the whole of Manhattan from a great central position. The interior of the building is really beatiul. The ticket price is quite...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed yesterday

express tickets, the only way to go, view from the top was fantastic well worth the high cost, you must go up to the extreme top floor 102

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Thank P3511DYpeterw
Reviewed yesterday

It is not just the opportunity to see NYC through a birds eye but the history provided on the tower as you work your way up that makes the trip well worth it. Just be ready for a long wait as you work your way...More

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Thank AngeloT579
Reviewed yesterday

We liked the Building, but were put off by being able to see much. It was quite expensive to go to the top, but that’s to be expected, I guess.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing view but make sure weather is clear when you decide to go went in the late evens down had to wait for clouds to move before view was clear

Thank takopacz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We throughly enjoying going to the 86 floor, whilst it was windy it was also very clear, great views

Thank harrisonsharriers
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I debated doing this, but we were staying nearby and we needed something to fill a couple hour void. I'm glad we did it. The views were outstanding and the crowds and waits were not bad at all on a pleasant Sunday...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely great views and iconic. Downside its overpriced with long lines. You would do better at a roof to bar and restaurant, for a quarter of the price, having drinks and appies. Many hotels in NYC have roof top restaurant/bars and bars these days -...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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Arthur T
11 October 2018|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
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Kyle K
1 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