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Empire State Building Observatory Tickets

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  • Avoid all winding queues to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with skip-the-line access.
  • Climb up to the 86th floor and access the observatory point of the building which promises a 360 degree view of New York City.
  • Enjoy exciting photo-opportunities with the glittering New York skyline as your backdrop.
  • Use the high-powered binoculars on the observatory point to check out unobstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and more.
  • Learn all about the skyscraper's rich history with priority access to the ESB interactive museum.
  • Note: Effective 7 Mar 2022, the Empire State Building no longer requires guests to provide proof of vaccination. Facial covering remains optional for guests at this time.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

New York Explorer Pass - Pick Your Attraction

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  • Get the Go City: NYC Explorer Pass if you'd like to cover the length and breadth of the city with minimum hassle and maximum savings.
  • Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 10 attractions from a list of 90, and explore them at your own pace.
  • In addition, you get shopping, dining, and entertainment discounts.
  • After the pass has been used for the first time, you have up to 60 days to use it thoroughly before the validity runs out.
  • Please note that the days of usage don’t need to be consecutive - so you have the leeway to explore the Big Apple at your convenience comfortably.
  • All you have to do is show your pass at the designated attractions, and voila, you avail yourself automatic admission within the validity period!
  • Click here for the Explorer Guidebook.
  • Some attractions welcome visitors on the day and some need to be booked in advance. Click here to see if you need to reserve a spot for a specific attraction or tour.
  • All visitors (ages 12+) to The Museum of Modern Art and its Stores must show proof that they've received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration or the WHO.
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  • Free cancellation anytime before the start of your experience

Visit Empire State Building in New York

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is a 102-storeyed standing marvel. It remains one of the most distinctive and famous buildings in the United States and is one of the best examples of Art Deco Modernist design. Ranked number one on America’s Favorite Architecture list, this human marvel stands tall at 1,250-foot. 

Its observatory points are quite popular spots in the city for offering a 360-degree view of New York City as the tourists take it as an opportunity to take their pictures with the glittering New York skyline as their backdrop. Keep reading to learn more about the Empire State Building, its ticket options, and information that can help you plan your visit.

All Your Empire State Building Tickets Explained

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What Is The Best Way To Buy Empire State Building Tickets? Book Online

Purchasing Empire State Building tickets online is the smartest way to gain access to the attraction, as it will ensure a smoother experience. 

  • Advance Booking: Purchase your Empire State Building tickets online to book your slots in advance and avoid the inconvenience of tickets being sold out. 
  • Convenience: Standing in long queues in front of the ticket counter can be a painstaking task. Purchase your tickets online and enjoy the convenience of booking your tickets from the comfort of your home.
  • Discounts: Traveling might burn a hole in our pocket. Book your tickets online and enjoy amazing deals and discounts on ticket prices instead!

Empire State Building Highlights

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The View

The Empire State Building offers a 360° view of the New York skyline. On a clear day, you can see numerous major landmarks in New York City, such as The Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Madison Square Park, Bryant Park, and many other special attractions. On a clear day, you might even catch a glimpse of Queens, Brooklyn, and beyond.

Empire State Building - Observatories


The 86th floor of the Empire State Building would give you a 360° view of New York from where you can spot the Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, and other attractions. The 102nd Floor Observatory offers you the chance to experience unparalleled, unforgettable views of New York City and beyond.

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At the Empire State Building exhibits, get to witness the streets of New York in the 1920s. Get to witness the marvelous construction exhibits on the 2nd and 70th floors of the Empire State Building. It houses historical images such as the black and white image, which shows the initial stages of the construction of the huge skyscraper and the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

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Tower Lights

Since 2012, the building has used a state-of-the-art LED lighting system, capable of displaying more than 16 million colors ushering in a new era of design and aesthetic possibilities that are instantly recognized around the world as an iconic representation of New York City. It is a popular event during the holidays such as Christmas and Hanukkah and other special occasions.

Plan Your Visit To Empire State Building

Getting There
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  • Monday To Thursday: 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Friday to Sunday: 9 AM to 10PM
  • Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Empire State Building is between 9 AM to 11 AM, that is, the early opening hours. This helps you avoid the crowd rush as it is quite a popular location that gets crowded during peak hours.
  • Duration Of Visit: 2 hours
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  • Address: 20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
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  • By Subway: From 123 or ACE lines 
    Nearest Stop: Penn Station
  • By Train:  Harlem, Hudson, Montauk Branch, Port Jefferson Branch, Port Washington Branch
    Nearest Stop: 34 St-Penn Station
  • By Bus: BM2, BXM1, BXM4, M2, M34-SBS, Q32, QM10, QM18, QM20, X37
    Nearest Stop:  5 Av/W 35 St stop
  • By Car: Distance from New York La Guardia Airport: 8.9 miles (23 min)
  • Car Parking: V Lot (formerly known as P-3 North)
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  • Foldable baby strollers are allowed to be carried inside elevators.
  • Wheelchairs powered by rechargeable battery packs are all permitted in the building. 
  • Ramps throughout the building make wheelchair use easier.
  • The Plaza and Concourse are made easily accessible for specially-abled people.
  • Restrooms are there on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. 
  • The washrooms are made easily accessible for both children and aged people alike.
  • Shops and stores for souvenirs & building memorabilia.
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  • STATE Grill and Bar: This restaurant is an ideal place for dinner, brunch, and breakfast with your family. With the perfect ambiance and aesthetics, the restaurant emits homely vibes.
  • Tacombi: Embrace the exotic flavors of Mexico and crunchy and delicious tacos at Tacombi.
  • Sushi-teria: Known for its exotic and creative sushis and salads, Sushi-teria is your go-to restaurant for a quick brunch or breakfast in an ultra-modern restaurant.
  • Starbucks: Energize yourself for an adventure in the Empire State Building with a cup of hot cappuccino or cold coffee and head start your day.
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  • Visitors aren’t allowed to carry glass, markers, alcohol, professional cameras and equipment, luggage, costume masks, and musical instruments to the observation deck.
  • Baby strollers should be folded while getting inside the elevator.
  • Everybody has to go through the security check.
  • Carrying pointed items like knives and exploding items like fireworks and bombs is strictly prohibited.
  • Individuals are responsible for their own belongings as there are no locker facilities.
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  • The New York skyline looks surreal in the morning. Visit during the early opening hours to enjoy a breathtaking view of the New Your city.
  • There are two observatory decks- the 86th and 102nd floors in the Empire State Building.
  • Avoid carrying heavy luggage as there are no lockers.
  • Keep your tickets handy, as there are multiple verification points.

All Your Questions About Empire State Building Tickets Answered

Q. Where can I buy Empire State Building tickets?

A. You can book your Empire State Building tickets online for a hassle-free experience.

Q. Can I buy Empire State Building tickets online?

A. Yes, you can buy the Empire State Building tickets online.

Q. What is the cost of Empire State Building tickets?

A. There are multiple Empire State Building tickets available online, starting from $44.

Q. What is the Empire State Building?

A. The Empire State Building is a 102-story enormous skyscraper in Manhattan, New York, that is considered a human marvel in this world. It remains one of the most distinctive and famous buildings in the United States and is one of the best examples of Art Deco Modernist design.

Q. How can I get access to the Empire State Building?

A. You can get access to the Empire State Building by booking Empire State Building tickets online. You can reach the Empire State Building by bus, metro, train, or car.

Q. Where is the Empire State Building located?

A. The Empire State Building is located in Manhattan, New York, at 20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, United States.

Q. How to reach the Empire State Building?

A. If you are in the city, you can reach the Empire State Building by bus, subway, or train. You can also get a can or taxi or drive yourself to the location.

Q. What facilities are available in the Empire State Building?

A. There are several facilities for specially-abled people and children. Restrooms are made available on almost every floor, ramps are built throughout the building to make the use of wheelchairs smoother, and strollers are also allowed for infants.

Q. Is the Empire State Building wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes, the whole building is wheelchair accessible, and the washrooms are also specially designed so that using a wheelchair inside them is easy.

Q. Is it worth visiting the Empire State Building?

A. Yes, the Empire State Building is one of the marvels of the world, and it is worth visiting. It would take you approximately two hours to experience the entire building.