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Empire State Building - Observatory & Optional Skip-the-Line

by Empire State Building Observatory Duration 18h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $38

The World’s Most Famous Building is a must-see for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan. Be transported while immersed in the rich history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the landmarked Fifth Avenue lobby and murals. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items, there are eight in-building dining options including the contemporary cuisine of STATE Grill and Bar and Tacombi, an authentic taqueria. Located at the center of it all, the Empire State Building is an easy walk from Times Square and just steps to Macy’s, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.

The World’s Most Famous Building is a must-see for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan. Be transported while immersed in the rich history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the landmarked Fifth Avenue lobby and murals. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items, there are eight in-building dining options including the contemporary cuisine of STATE Grill and Bar and Tacombi, an authentic taqueria. Located at the center of it all, the Empire State Building is an easy walk from Times Square and just steps to Macy’s, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.

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Admission

Duration 18h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees

Access to the Main Deck (86 Floor)

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per adult
$38

Total price is $38, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Day and Night Admission Ticket

Duration 18h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees

The day and night ticket allows you to experience the city from our 360-degree, open-air observatory on the main deck (86th floor) under the sun and the sparkling city lights the same night.

The night ticket is redeemable after 9 pm.

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$54.75

Total price is $54.75, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Skip-the-line Express Pass

Duration 18h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees

The VIP Express Pass includes skip-the-line access for security lines, ticket lines and elevator lines on 2nd, 80th and 86th floors of the Empire State Building Observation Deck.

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$65

Total price is $65, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Empire State Building - Observatory & Optional Skip-the-Line

Activity Location

Empire State Building

350 5th Avenue

New York

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Empire State Building

    20 West 34th Street

    New York 10001


Highlights

  • Panoramic views of five states from the open-air promenade

  • Architectural, engineering art deco masterpiece & icon

  • Open until 2am for spectacular skyline & nighttime views

  • Live music on most Thursday - Saturday evenings after 9pm

  • NEW MULTIMEDIA APP – The Empire State Building Experience


Inclusions

  • Admission to the Empire State Building Observatory

  • App that guides you all the way from the ground floor to the 360 degree open-air view deck.

  • Download the App for free on your smartphone from the App Store and Google play.


Exclusions

  • Admission to the 102nd Observatory Deck


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • Express Admission Pass is especially valuable during peak travel times, which run from late May through early September, late November through December 31, and on all holiday weekends.

  • You must bring your own headphones and smart phone for pre-recorded app commentary.

  • Hours of operation are 8 AM–2 AM, with the last elevator departing at 1:30 AM.

  • Tickets are valid for 1 year from date of purchase


Empire State Building - Observatory & Optional Skip-the-Line ratings based on 329 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5/5 Feb 11, 2019

Awesome and beautiful building and it's so astounding what all you can see from the 86th floor. Once in a lifetime experience! Thanks for the great memories NYC!

Cheryl K

United States