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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

by Empire State Building Observatory
per adult Price is CA $62
Duration: 1h 15m+ Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Access to new first floor immersive exhibits

  • Architectural, engineering art deco masterpiece & icon

  • Open until 2am for spectacular skyline & night-time views

  • 86th floor outdoor observatory is outfitted with heaters

  • NEW MULTIMEDIA APP – The Empire State Building Experience

Highlights

  • Access to new first floor immersive exhibits

  • Architectural, engineering art deco masterpiece & icon

  • Open until 2am for spectacular skyline & night-time views

  • 86th floor outdoor observatory is outfitted with heaters

  • NEW MULTIMEDIA APP – The Empire State Building Experience

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General Admission

Duration 18h

Access to the Main Deck (86 Floor)

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Total price is CA $61.26, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

Day and Night Admission Ticket

Duration 18h

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 10:00 PM. However, on the following date ranges, the night ticket is redeemable after 9:00 PM: April 4th-19th, July 3rd-August 23rd, November 25th-29th, and December 21st-31st.

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Total price is CA $80.21, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

Skip-the-line Express Pass

Duration 18h

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

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Total price is CA $106.47, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

5:45 AM, Sunrise Experience at the 102nd Floor

Duration 1h 15m

Head to the 102nd-floor observatory first thing in the morning and see New York waking up from the best vantage point in town! See Manhattan's morning frenzy from one of the world's most iconic Art Deco skyscrapers.

Strictly limited to 100 visitors each day, you'd do best to snap up your ticket early if you want to be one of the lucky ones! Only a few people ever get to say they've seen a New York City sunrise from the top of the Empire State Building. Enjoy panoramic views of up to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade and climate controlled viewing galleries.

Witness the taxis honking in their yellow lines from up high, see the trees waving in Central Park and wave back at America's great Lady Liberty, all in that fresh early morning light. Have a magical morning!

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Total price is CA $167.45, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

6:00 AM, Sunrise Experience at the 102nd Floor

Duration 2h

Head to the 102nd-floor observatory first thing in the morning and see New York waking up from the best vantage point in town! See Manhattan's morning frenzy from one of the world's most iconic Art Deco skyscrapers.

Strictly limited to 100 visitors each day, you'd do best to snap up your ticket early if you want to be one of the lucky ones! Only a few people ever get to say they've seen a New York City sunrise from the top of the Empire State Building. Enjoy panoramic views of up to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade and climate controlled viewing galleries.

Witness the taxis honking in their yellow lines from up high, see the trees waving in Central Park and wave back at America's great Lady Liberty, all in that fresh early morning light. Have a magical morning!

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Total price is CA $167.45, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

6:30 AM, Sunrise Experience at the 102nd Floor

Duration 1h 30m

Head to the 102nd-floor observatory first thing in the morning and see New York waking up from the best vantage point in town! See Manhattan's morning frenzy from one of the world's most iconic Art Deco skyscrapers.

Strictly limited to 100 visitors each day, you'd do best to snap up your ticket early if you want to be one of the lucky ones! Only a few people ever get to say they've seen a New York City sunrise from the top of the Empire State Building. Enjoy panoramic views of up to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade and climate controlled viewing galleries.

Witness the taxis honking in their yellow lines from up high, see the trees waving in Central Park and wave back at America's great Lady Liberty, all in that fresh early morning light. Have a magical morning!

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Total price is CA $167.45, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

10:30 AM, Premium VIP Experience

Duration 1h 30m

The Premium Experience is the best possible ticket, with VIP priority access throughout your visit and a guided tour from an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador - complete with a reassuringly New Yorker accent!

The 90-minute guided tour will spirit you around the building, lending a fascinating insider peek into the storied history of the tower. Get unforgettable 360 views of New York City and beyond

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Total price is CA $234.43, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

1:30 PM, Premium VIP Experience

Duration 1h 30m

The Premium Experience is the best possible ticket, with VIP priority access throughout your visit and a guided tour from an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador - complete with a reassuringly New Yorker accent!

The 90-minute guided tour will spirit you around the building, lending a fascinating insider peek into the storied history of the tower. Get unforgettable 360 views of New York City and beyond

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Total price is CA $234.43, taxes included

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3:30 PM, Premium VIP Experience

Duration 1h 30m

The Premium Experience is the best possible ticket, with VIP priority access throughout your visit and a guided tour from an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador - complete with a reassuringly New Yorker accent!

The 90-minute guided tour will spirit you around the building, lending a fascinating insider peek into the storied history of the tower. Get unforgettable 360 views of New York City and beyond

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Total price is CA $234.43, taxes included

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5:30 PM, Premium VIP Experience

Duration 1h 30m

The Premium Experience is the best possible ticket, with VIP priority access throughout your visit and a guided tour from an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador - complete with a reassuringly New Yorker accent!

The 90-minute guided tour will spirit you around the building, lending a fascinating insider peek into the storied history of the tower. Get unforgettable 360 views of New York City and beyond

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Total price is CA $234.43, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

6:00 PM, Premium VIP Experience

Duration 1h 30m

The Premium Experience is the best possible ticket, with VIP priority access throughout your visit and a guided tour from an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador - complete with a reassuringly New Yorker accent!

The 90-minute guided tour will spirit you around the building, lending a fascinating insider peek into the storied history of the tower. Get unforgettable 360 views of New York City and beyond

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Total price is CA $234.43, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

8:00 AM, Premium VIP Experience

Duration 1h 30m

The Premium Experience is the best possible ticket, with VIP priority access throughout your visit and a guided tour from an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador - complete with a reassuringly New Yorker accent!

The 90-minute guided tour will spirit you around the building, lending a fascinating insider peek into the storied history of the tower. Get unforgettable 360 views of New York City and beyond

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Total price is CA $234.43, taxes included

Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

9:00 PM, Premium VIP Experience

Duration 1h 30m

The Premium Experience is the best possible ticket, with VIP priority access throughout your visit and a guided tour from an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador - complete with a reassuringly New Yorker accent!

The 90-minute guided tour will spirit you around the building, lending a fascinating insider peek into the storied history of the tower. Get unforgettable 360 views of New York City and beyond

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Total price is CA $234.43, taxes included

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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

Activity Location

Empire State Building

350 5th Avenue

New York

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Empire State Building

    20 West 34th Street

    New York 10001


Description

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is the World’s Most Famous Building. Our 86thFloor Observation Deck, open daily from 8am-2am, offers the highest 360 degree open-air vantage point in New York City and on a clear day, you can see up to six states–New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Massachusetts. 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 centre 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.

Starting with the spectacular new entrance which opened last August, the first floor galleries allow guests to walk through a museum experience and enjoy a journey into The Empire State Building history and mystique. The multiple hands-on exhibits take visitors of all ages back in time through storytelling that begins from the inspiration, to the construction, and to its current place in pop culture.


Inclusions

  • Admission to the Empire State Building Observatory

  • First floor galleries with multiple hands-on exhibits

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

  • Heated outdoor 86th floor deck

  • Revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits


Exclusions

  • Admission to the 102nd Observatory Deck. You may upgrade on site for an additional fee.


Know Before You Book

  • Free admission for children 0-5

  • 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.

  • Opening hours are 8 AM–2 AM, with the last lift departing at 1:15 AM.

  • Tickets are valid for 1 year from date of purchase

  • Special Note for the Day and Night Admission Ticket: The night ticket is redeemable after 10:00 PM. However, on the following date ranges, the night ticket is redeemable after 9:00 PM: April 4th-19th, July 3rd-August 23rd, November 25th-29th, and December 21st-31st.


Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options ratings based on 459 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

4/5 Feb 19, 2020

Amazing thing to so in New York. Day and night views are amazing. Only thing to know you can’t go up for the night view till after 9pm which I didn’t know or see on the ticket. I could of missed it but something to remember when planning your day.

3/5 Feb 18, 2020

Second time in my life. Clear and cool. Not impressive as sears tower of course but ok experience. Overpriced

5/5 Feb 18, 2020

There's no need to exchange your Expedia voucher - just head inside and upstairs to security. There is a detailed history of the building's construction as you wait to take the elevator up to the 80th. Here, you get your initial views over Manhattan. You take a second elevator to the 86th floor outdoor observation deck, which is heated at winter. The views are spectacular and you could easily spend over an hour just taking it all in. The building itself is majestic and the decor on the inside is resplendent. Overall an amazing, magical experience. The gift shop was huge and not overly expensive.

Alexander H

United Kingdom