We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Anytime Pass”

Empire State Building
Ranked #15 of 1,204 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. Named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's top tourist destinations. On a clear day, you can see up to five states from our Observation Decks - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Guests can enjoy our outdoor viewing area on our open-air 86th floor Observatory, or our indoor climate-controlled viewing areas on the 86th and 102nd floors. We recently launched our new Multimedia Experience as well, which guides visitors through the extraordinary exhibits and breathtaking views with additional depth on the building's history in eight languages - including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean. The Empire State Building aims to provide entertainment for guests of all ages. Bringing children? Have their picture taken with King Kong himself on our 80th floor from Thursdays through Mondays (12 p.m. until 9 p.m.). Celebrating a first date or an anniversary? Enjoy romantic tunes from our saxophone player from 9 p.m. until midnight every Thursday through Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased through our website. Our celebrated tower lights are often illuminated to commemorate holidays, events and special causes. In the Fall of 2012, we upgraded our tower lighting system from floodlights to one-of-a-kind LED tower lights. The state-of-the-art system allows customized lighting capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors! To watch some of our recent light shows, visit our YouTube page. Reigning as the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1970, the Empire State Building is known for its distinct Art Deco style. Construction of the renowned icon only took one year and 45 days, and logged more than 7 million man hours. This is the fastest construction to date for a project of its scale. Additionally, from classics like An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle to recent hits such as Oblivion and Elf, our place in pop culture has been solidified since our early days. In fact, over 200 movies and TV shows have featured the Empire State Building in them!
Reviewed April 4, 2018

I purchased the anytime pass to avoid queues and enable me to go whenever I wanted and they truely exceeded expetation and really give you the VIP treatment.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Simon B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (72,626)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"observation deck"
in 3,302 reviews
"express pass"
in 1,009 reviews
"new york"
in 7,702 reviews
"empire state"
in 2,877 reviews
"top of the rock"
in 2,952 reviews
"vip tickets"
in 487 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 636 reviews
"art deco"
in 443 reviews
"bucket list"
in 439 reviews
"audio tour"
in 504 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 453 reviews
"statue of liberty"
in 573 reviews
"central park"
in 632 reviews
"floor"
in 9,598 reviews
"elevator"
in 4,002 reviews
"esb"
in 2,633 reviews
"nyc"
in 6,091 reviews
Filter

2,817 - 2,821 of 72,617 reviews

Reviewed April 4, 2018

Most exciting views of Manhattan skyline, having the chance to enjoy and take some photos. Lines to go up seem to have to be improved though. Greater by night

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank pfelipe2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 4, 2018

I took my wife and children to the Empire State Building at night and the views over the city were breathtaking.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank scottynoble72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 4, 2018

You would be missing out if you went to New York and didn’t visit the Empire State Building. Whilst it looks pretty high from the streets you only appreciate its height from up at the top of the building. The views are just amazing. We bought passes which made getting in easy and queueing was not a problem for the tourist attraction. Great viewing points with binoculars and information around the top. Great visitor shop too.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank SharonABurnley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed April 4, 2018

What an experience. Looking over Manhattan at night from the top of the Empire State Building. I highly recommend this New York attraction. Well worth a visit

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Mustardtoffee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Empire State Building also viewed

 

Been to Empire State Building? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing