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Empire state building/ TOTR

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Empire state building/ TOTR

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1. Re: Empire state building/ TOTR

Its on the websites!

http://www.esbnyc.com/buy_tickets.asp

http://www.topoftherocknyc.com/ticket-menu/

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There are many touts around the Empire State Building trying to sell "express" tickets , claiming that there are large queues inside and these ticket are a way to aviod this . These tickets are a rip off , at times there are little to no queues , and if there are , you can always choose to come back later or purchase your tickets online .

Don't buy from the pushy touts outside

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3. Re: Empire state building/ TOTR

and certainly dont get the skyride tickets at the ESB

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Buy a New York Pass. It is great value & gets you to the top of both the ESB & TOTR us loads of other NYC attractions. If you only did one I would go with TOTR the view of manhattan is amazing & much better than from the ESB. I have returned today from NYC and did both.

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Don't buy a New York Pass unless you have already decided what you are going to see, have added up all the cost, and find that what you want is included in the pass and you save money. Too many people buy passes and then let the passes dictate the itinerary, because they have "paid" for attractions they may not care about, while missing many they may in fact prefer but which are not included.

Edited: 29 January 2013, 18:12
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6. Re: Empire state building/ TOTR

I disagree. If only doing one i would do ESB.

When you think of New york you dont think of TOTR

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr were not supposed to meet at the TOTR!

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7. Re: Empire state building/ TOTR

Don't buy a New York Pass.

It is *average* value

It gets you to the top of both the ESB & TOTR like buying normal tickets.

It includes loads of other tourist attractions, many of which have nothing to do with New York City itself. Do you want to see NYC, or do you want to see tourist attractions?

Back to your original question. $25 per adult at each of the attractions. (via www.google.com)

Vinnylep - But isn't a photo of the NYC skyline WITH the ESB in more iconic because of it being the Empire State Building, and a photo of Central Park so amazing.

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Edited: 29 January 2013, 19:28
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8. Re: Empire state building/ TOTR

The biggest reason for choosing TOTR is the great view of the ESB that you won't get otherwise and for a great pic of Central Park. And timewise, its easier to go to TOTR.

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9. Re: Empire state building/ TOTR

And you get a great view of the ESB light show when they do it from TOTR.

Here's a view you don't get these days.

…typepad.com/explorenyc/2010/02/top-of-the-r…

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10. Re: Empire state building/ TOTR

Having done both i would have to agree that TOTR was best for me. As has been said, you get a great view of the ESB from the Rockefeller and of Central Park. Some say to do the TOTR during the day and the ESB at night. But personally i would just buy a day and night ticket for the TOTR (think these are $38 to allow you to go up twice). And when you prebook a ticket/time online there is no queuing.