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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
No visit to New York is complete without experiencing bird's-eye city views. Admire the panoramas from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and other areas with this ticket. It unlocks two attractions for the price of one—the 82nd-floor observatory and 2nd-floor museum to chart the building's story from construction. Upgrade for fast-track admission.
Highlights
  • Marvel at 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building
  • See landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty from the heart of NYC
  • Visit the 86th-floor main deck, 2nd-floor museum, and redesigned 80th floor
Important Information
Duration
45m
Inclusions
  • In the heart of NYC
  • Unobstructed 360 degree view Observation Deck
  • Access to new second floor immersive exhibits
  • Revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits
  • Free admission for children 5 and under
  • Entry/Admission - Empire State Building
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
  • Infant tickets for children 0-5 years are free and can be picked up at the ticket office upon arrival
  • Skip-the-line privileges are only available with the VIP Express Experience Admission Ticket option
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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IAmShameeza wrote a review 8 Jan
Kissimmee, Florida11 contributions3 helpful votes
You won’t regret it! We went at night time and the views of NYC never get old especially being born and raised in NY.
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for visiting. -Steve
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kbgotskilz wrote a review Dec 2020
Morristown, New Jersey8 contributions7 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of doing a VIP tour with Renita and she made me feel like I was a part of history. She knew every nook and cranny about the Empire State Building - both pre- and post-renovation. And she was kind enough to snap photos for me(I was solo). I couldn’t see myself
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your review and for your kind words about Renita. I will be sure to share them with her! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
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Vicki S wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had arranged a visit NY but due to the rigid COVID-19 restrictions, we had to cancel the trip. We do realize that this was a 'no refund' event but my goodness. I emailed with no response. I would have appreciated an email of some sort. They made money off of us and we got
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 2 Dec 2020
I am sorry to hear you did not hear a response from us. Guest service is a priority for us, and we work hard to ensure every guest need is met through our email inbox. We are happy to assist with rescheduling opportunities too! Please reach out to me directly at starca@esbonyc.com, as I would like to help provide resolution. -Steve
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debbiemoreno3 wrote a review Nov 2020
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Despite being to New York several times, This was our first time ever to Empire State Building. It was a great tour we recommend to anyone. You have some amazing views from the top observatory area and great picture settings big you want to make some great new memories this is
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 2 Dec 2020
Thank you for your review, and for your kind words about our staff. We agree our view are the best, and our experiences unmatched! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
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rafrew wrote a review Sep 2020
Townsville, Australia94 contributions83 helpful votes
We were in New York City in October 2019 and were lucky enough to visit just after the new interactive displays on the 2nd floor were complete. These in itself are wonderful to see and shouldn't be skipped or hurried. After this we took the lift to the observation deck on the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Justin K
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Great Visit!
The new additions since I last visited are great! It was a great visit and my daughter loved it! Definitely recomme
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SiaolanC
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An experience of life time everyone should at least try once!
I always believe that the best part of any place is the people. ESB is no different. The entire staff team were pro
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LoveTravel149011
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Great experience
The view alone needs no recommendation, visiting is a bucket list must. Now is the time to visit - short to virtual
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TalDarkLeanMean
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Empire State Building
Aesthetically there is nothing eye catching or striking about the most iconic famous building in New York. Especial
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372mariyama
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Amazing View
We loved it. Amazing view of beautiful NYC. Try to book in advance so you do not have to wait on line, well there w
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sunshi_71
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Great Experience
Glad we went at night, the view was spectacular and the staff especially,Alfie, made the experience for my family t
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aakashsaha
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Spectacular View
I think every corner of the city is as beautiful as it can get. The authorities have also been regulating it quite
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embiz4
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Sublime views
Incredible sunrise views and extraordinarily helpful and friendly staff. Access was easy and tickets afforded plent
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imaniford96
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Truly amazing
It was truly breathtaking to be at the Empire State Building. I would go back 1000 more times for sure. But next ti
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flashtheseacow
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The VIP tour is worth it
We celebrated our fifth anniversary with a VIP Premium tour and were eternally grateful that we had the good fortun
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706berlinz
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Apiece of Newyork
Piece of work showing greatness of New York over the years. Architectural mile stone and masterpiece worth explorin
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Ak29_nyc
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An EMPIRE Experience
Visiting Empire State Building in a new 360 view was on my top of the bucket list to do this year. every piece of i
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Neil_and_Family_5
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Over the top security
I am a music director of a high school band and was touring NYC with 100 students from another country. NYC was th
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dtorma
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Great Facility!
After many work trips to NYC, I finally managed to get to the Empire State Building. I arrived way early, but the s
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Drea T
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FUN DURING COVID~ TOURISTS
I came to newyork for the holidays and found there are lots of things to do during covid that keep with regulations
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Key Details
  • Empire State Building
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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