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NYC: Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

NYC: Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

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From US$ 58.79 per person

Ascend to the 86th floor for incredible panoramic views across 6 states from the highest 360-degree open-air vantage point in New York City. Skip all the lines by choosing the Express Ticket Option.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy 360-degree unobstructed views of New York City from the 86th floor Observation Deck - located in the very heart of NYC
  • Upgrade to the Express Ticket option, skip all the lines and enjoy the red carpet treatment
  • Experience two attractions for the price of one – the Observation Deck on the 86th Floor and the Interactive Museum on the 2nd Floor
  • Admire the architecture of the Empire State Building, including the newly designed Art Deco lobby and Observatory entrance featuring a grand staircase
  • Learn from a complimentary self-guided tour in 9 languages with a free app
Full description

Choose between a General Admission ticket and the Express Ticket option. General Admission allows you to skip the ticket purchase line, whilst the Express Ticket option gives you an upgraded VIP experience.

With an Express Ticket you'll be able to skip all lines, including the ticket purchase line, security line and the elevator lines that take you up and down. The New Empire State Building Experience not only gives you access to the legendary New York City landmark, allowing you to soar 1,054 foot (320 meters) high and enjoy magnificent 360-degree open-air views of New York City and beyond. You'll also see Grand Staircase with a two-story architectural model of the building and newly renovated interactive galleries that take you on an incredible journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture.

Explore the site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Modern Marvel, Otis Elevators, World’s Most Famous Building, King Kong, and Celebrity exhibits. The 80th Floor also features a range of exciting art exhibits. Be sure to see the building's iconic Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby. The Empire State Building's 86th Floor Observation Deck is the highest 360-degree open-air observatory in New York, outfitted with heaters to keep the cold at bay. The Empire State Building is more than a spectacular view - it is the most Instagrammed landmark in the USA. Your entrance also includes a downloadable multimedia experience, available in 9 languages. This app also includes videos, image galleries, quizzes, and maps showing nearby points of interest. Be sure to see the building's iconic Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby as you exit this remarkable building

Includes
  • General or skip-the-line ticket depending on option selected
  • Access to the 86th Floor Observation Deck, interactive immersive galleries, 2-storey architectural model of the building
  • Art Deco Lobby
  • Downloadable multimedia app featuring audio guide in 9 languages
  • Free WiFi in the building
  • State of the art air purification system that regulates the air quality
  • Booking fees and sales tax
  • Transfers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, exhibit components that require close facial contact have been disabled
  • All guests must pass through airport-style security to access the Observatory. Please avoid glass items, sports equipment, marking instruments (paint/markers) & any packages/luggage
  • The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant and is wheelchair-accessible. Service dogs, motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted
  • Free entry for children under 6 years old
  • Free downloadable multimedia app with audioguide in 9 languages is included
  • Booking fees and sales tax are included
  • Free Wi-Fi in the building
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 6226 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
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We didn't originally plan to do Empire State Building when we visited New York as we had other skyscraper tours booked, however it was recommended by family and friends to go up at night so we bought tickets to go up at 9pm and I am SO SO glad that we did! It ended up being one of the best experiences of the trip. The views from the top are fantastic at night, you can overlook manhattans lights and its just amazing, and the Empire State Building is just spectacular. A must do!

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May 9, 2022

We loved our visit to Empire State Building. The films and information were so very interesting, all about how it was built and this was fascinating in itself. Brilliant film/animations. The building is beautiful. We booked tickets for 10.00am and there were absolutely no queues at all. We were not sure if this was to do with COVID restrictions, so there were fewer people, or the time of day, or what. But zero queues and zero waiting. The observation storey at the 86th floor was great. I’m not sure what extra would be gained by being higher. Views from all four sides of the building. Free telescopes to look at the view. A great view and very enjoyable. We only did a very few “big ticket” tourist attractions in New York and this was one; we don’t regret it.

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April 29, 2022

This was an amazing experience. You get to go to the outside observatory on the 86th floor and see the view of the entire city in every direction. We paid extra for the skip-the-line tickets and it was absolutely worth it. Definitely do it. You will be happy you did. We also got tickets for 5:45pm because it was cheaper than the sunset tickets at 6pm and we ended up being there for sunset anyway so don’t go wasting the extra bucks on the sunset tickets. I really recommend this tour! You won’t be disappointed.

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April 24, 2022

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