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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets

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From US$38.00
Highlights
  • Skip the lines with the VIP Express Experience upgrade
  • Amazing views of Manhattan from the 86th-floor observatory of the Empire State Building
  • 360-degree panoramic views on each side of the building from the outdoor promenade
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
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General admission to the Empire State Building Observation Deck. This does NOT include Express Pass privileges.
From US$38.00
VIP Express Experience
VIP Express Experience 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. Includes audio tour
From US$65.00
Overview
Get an unparalleled 360-degree view of New York City from the top of the iconic Empire State Building. See popular landmarks such as Central Park, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square. In addition to the two indoor/outdoor observation decks, enjoy access to the Dare to Dream exhibit, the new Sustainability exhibit, and an informative new multimedia app available for download. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Empire State Building.
What to Expect
Stepping into the lobby of the Empire State Building is an experience of its own. This historic landmark has been restored with stunning Art Deco ceiling murals, and above the front desk is one of the most famous images anywhere in New York City, a depiction of the building itself with beams of light radiating from the mast.

Head to the second floor Visitors’ Center to buy or print tickets and pass through a security check point. An elevator ride to the 80th floor presents the Dare to Dream exhibit that captures the building’s history, engineering and construction work. See period photographs, architectural sketches, construction notes and more, all paying tribute to the more than 3,400 workers who helped to create this building.

The final elevator ride arrives at the 86th-floor Main Deck and the highest open-air observatory in New York. This is the center of it all. Enjoy 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.

VIP Express Experience Upgrade:
Upgrade to the VIP Express Experience and skip the lines. This is the quickest way to the top of the Empire State Building, saving you valuable time for all the rest of your New York experiences. The VIP pass is especially helpful from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day and all holiday weekends. Speed to the top with no waiting!
Reviews (2,475)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Got to do

Not my first time but couldn’t miss it. Get there early to miss the queues, we didn’t pre-book, but you have to go see it. It’s a pity you can’t go through the info area on the way down because you are anxious to beat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rob W
Reviewed 3 days ago
VIP is the way to go!!

As we approached the building and I saw the long queues outside I thanked my lucky stars that I had booked us the VIP tickets. We were whisked through in no time at all and were able to spend more of our precious time admiring...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Petra263PA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
excellent place to get a whole view of New York

I went there with my girlfriend, and it's just the same as what it is like in the movie! Also Empire building is in mid town, so it is much better than World Trade Center to get a full view of Manhattan.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Raochuan F
Reviewed November 7, 2018
M T

Visiting by evening was the best time. I went over there was around 5 pm. I could see the hold NYC was cool! A hours later I was enjoying the sunset wthile the city ‘ s nights on was so beautiful, Don’t forget take your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Mei J
Reviewed November 6, 2018
BUCKET LIST

One of the things I most wanted to do in NY was visit the Empire State Building. This was my third visit to NY. I finally made it. Fantastic views, and experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank lucylucy50
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