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Empire State Building: AM/PM Experience Ticket

Product ID: 120557
Experience New York's highest open-air observatory twice in one day to feel the true pulse and romance of 24-hour Manhattan. Visit once in the daytime for endless views under the sun, and then again that same night - this time with sparkling city lights.
About this ticket
Duration: 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take in the whole Empire State Building Experience during the day, and again that same night (after 9 or 10 PM)
  • Look out on New York City, the city that never sleeps, from 1,454 feet above the bustling streets below
  • See panoramic daytime views of up to six states from the surrounding open-air promenade or from the climate controlled viewing galleries
  • Enjoy the romance of Manhattan at night, with breath-taking views of it's sparkling array of lights
  • Skip the ticket office line with your barcoded ticket
  • Download the free multilingual app
Full description
Soaring 1,454 feet (443 meters) above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is one of the world's most famous buildings. The 86th Floor Observation Deck, open daily from 8 AM-2 AM, offers the highest 360-degree open-air vantage point in New York City. On a clear day, you can see up to six states — New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

With this day and night ticket, experience the city from the 360-degree, open-air observatory both under the sun and the sparkling city lights the same night. Guests will also have access to the brand-new Observatory Experience complete with 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) of interactive exhibits that invite you on a journey beginning with the building's construction to its current place in pop culture.

The night ticket is redeemable after 9 PM or 10 PM, depending on the date selected.
  • Access to the 86th Floor Observation Deck twice in one day - once during the day, and again after 9 PM or 10 PM that same night
  • Free multimedia app
  • Barcoded ticket - allowing you to skip the ticket office line
  • Free WiFi in the building
  • Access to the new second floor immersive exhibits
  • High-power binoculars on 86th Floor

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

350 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10118. Enter through the main entrance on 5th Avenue.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The first entry (morning visit) must take place anytime after 8 AM, the second entry (night) must take place anytime after 9 PM or 10 PM (depending on date booked)
• Both visits must be completed on the same day
• Entry after 9PM on the following dates: April 4-20; July 3-August 23; November 25-29; December 21-31
• Entry after 10PM on the following dates: April 1-3; April 20-July 2; August 24-November 24; November 30-December 20
• Open daily from 8 AM–2 AM with the last entrance at 1:15 AM
• This ticket is only available on certain days outside of peak holiday times, see the calendar for details
• Please note all guests must pass through the security line to access the Observatory
• The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant and is wheelchair-accessible, service dogs and motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted
• 102nd Floor Observatory upgrade (USD $30 plus tax) available at the Observatory ticket office (2nd floor) or 86th-floor kiosk, subject to availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Great views despite being a bit cloudy. Nice touch having heaters outside as it was really windy. Obviously more popular than Top of the Rock during the day as the queues were huge, took about 30 mins to get in, then started to flow ok, but got stuck again at King Kong for 20 min (probably just to limit the number of people outside, but no explanation at the time). Went back in the evening and no queue at all, straight up to the top. Fantastic night-time views over the city and beyond. Beware the printed photo offered is the only background, if you want others, you have to buy the digital download package

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February 20, 2020

Very good impression on the empire, go up in the morning not crowded and in the evening after 9pm very close to the hotel where we were careful the elevator drops you off at the 80th floor you do yaaouu !! and you take pictures but you have windows on this floor, then after that you go up to the 86th floor and it is better to take your pictures from there because you no longer have the windows which can spoil your pictures a bit. To do absolutely

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February 4, 2020

A huge structure, New York during the day seeing it from above is beautiful but at night it is a spectacular, indescribable thing.

February 10, 2020

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