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

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  • Visit an Empire State Building Observation Deck, offering 360-degree views
  • Marvel at sights like Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square
  • Visit whenever it's convenient for you, within 12 months of ticket purchase
  • Don't worry about printing tickets, with convenient mobile tickets included
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General admission to the Empire State Building Observation Deck. This does NOT include Express Pass privileges.
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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$79.48
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Overview
As a city known for its stunning skyline, no visit to New York is complete without a panoramic view of the glittering metropolis. For one of the most coveted vantage points in Manhattan, don't miss this Empire State Building Observation Deck experience, where you can see the city from more than 85 floors up the sky. With indoor and outdoor observation areas, history exhibit, and optional skip-the-line upgrade, no traveler should miss the striking view.
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!
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did this trip as a part of our NY City3 pass. Well worth the time and money. The presentation pictures are alittle deceiving as they are taken at a higher elevation then you actually go but it was well worth it. A must do...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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I had the opportunity to see this new exhibit that will open to the public in August 2019. You enter a room that has hundreds of movie clips being shown where the Empire State Building appeared.. From ELF to old movies with Cary Grant -...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Empire State Building is the highest view you can get of NYC, but you can only look through what looks like narrow archery slots in the wall surrounding the observation deck. Even the viewing slots are too high for very short people or children to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gnsec
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Getting the express ticket is the only way to go! We went right past long lines and the staff were so nice and helpful. Beautiful views, breathtaking. A must see for NY visits.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Stacey P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the easy purchase and available reviews. There were no long lines the day we visited. We asked a guard and this is normal for weekly visits in July. Longer lines on the weekend. The tour entrance changed to 6th street last month.

Date of experience: July 2019
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21 July 2019|
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Response from Prabhakar B | Reviewed this property |
We went on Saturday. Manageable crowd. I think it took about 20 minutes to reach the top.
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kreim1013
19 July 2019|
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We had an 7 yo with us & she had a reduced/school age child; I am not sure but I believe children under 6 are free. You can probably confirm this online. I hope this helps.
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kreim1013
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Response from janetl524 | Reviewed this property |
It is entirely up to you, the VIP Pass is great for getting you past the queues & straight to the top, once there you can browse around, take in the views & the gift shop, stay as long as you wish there’s no time limit.
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