Tour

Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
from
$34.00
4. 55
5*
70%
4*
20%
3*
5%
2*
5%
1*
0%
Important Info
New York City, New York
New York City
United States of America
  • Admission to Observation Deck
  • A free multimedia tour APP is included with every admission to the Empire State Building. Download the APP for free from either the Apple Store or Google Play, or connect once on-site via the free Wi-Fi.

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Admission to the 102nd Observatory Deck
  • Food and drinks

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Skip the line
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • All entrance fees included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Family friendly

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vouchers are valid up to a year from travel date selected
  • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant tickets for children 0-5 years are free and can be picked up at the ticket desk upon arrival
  • Skip-the-line privileges are only available with the VIP Express Experience Admission Ticket option
  • 102nd-floor Observatory:
    Admission tickets to the 102nd-floor observatory are sold at the observatory ticket office, on the 2nd floor of the building. Admission costs USD 20.00 in addition to regular admission tickets.
The must see for any visitor to New York City, the World’s Most Famous Building is on every list for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan. Along the way, become a part of history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the restored lobby and murals. Download our free multi-media app and experience the exhibits tracing the building’s construction, learn how the Empire State Building became one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world. Open from 8am to 2 am, along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items, there are several dining options including the fine cuisine of State Grill and Bar. Located in the heart of New York City it’s an easy walk from Times and Madison Squares and just up the street from Macy’s.

The must see for any visitor to New York City, the World’s Most Famous Building is on every list for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan. Along the way, become a part of history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the restored lobby and murals. Download our free multi-media app and experience the exhibits tracing the building’s construction, learn how the Empire State Building became one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world. Open from 8am to 2 am, along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items, there are several dining options including the fine cuisine of State Grill and Bar. Located in the heart of New York City it’s an easy walk from Times and Madison Squares and just up the street from Macy’s.

What to expect

The Empire State Building is waiting for you day or night. Come watch the sunset as New York is bathed in warm orange, red and yellow tones, then stick around as the lights come on all over town. Or come later and listen to the live music (weekends only) as the stars and lights twinkle romantically. Whenever you come, enjoy the magic without the wait.

There are 3 lines at the Empire State Building Observatory: the security line (required for all visitors), the ticket line and the elevator line. You may proceed directly to the turnstile with your voucher.

VIP Express Experience Upgrade
Speed past the lines on your way to the tallest point in Manhattan! Your VIP Express Experience voucher will enable you to proceed directly to the front of every line, saving valuable time to do all the other things New York is famous for. Don't spend your valuable holiday time waiting in line -- there's no faster way to the top of the Empire State Building!

You'll be greeted on the second floor to redeem your pass pre-security, eliminating the need to redeem vouchers at the ticket office. You'll also receive a special wristband to identify you as a VIP Express Experience pass holder.

VIP Express Experience passes are especially valuable from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from Thanksgiving until New Year's any time of day and all holiday weekends. Other times of year the pass is recommended for planned visits between 11am and 2pm, and one hour before and after sunset. Limited numbers of passes are sold, so typical wait time is under 5-minutes. Specific wait times cannot be guaranteed, only front of line privileges.

Voucher can be redeemed within a year of date originally selected - plan your visit around the weather!

Detail

Inclusions

  • Admission to Observation Deck
  • A free multimedia tour APP is included with every admission to the Empire State Building. Download the APP for free from either the Apple Store or Google Play, or connect once on-site via the free Wi-Fi.

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Admission to the 102nd Observatory Deck
  • Food and drinks

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vouchers are valid up to a year from travel date selected
  • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant tickets for children 0-5 years are free and can be picked up at the ticket desk upon arrival
  • Skip-the-line privileges are only available with the VIP Express Experience Admission Ticket option
  • 102nd-floor Observatory:
    Admission tickets to the 102nd-floor observatory are sold at the observatory ticket office, on the 2nd floor of the building. Admission costs USD 20.00 in addition to regular admission tickets.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible - we 100% guarantee it. Your currency is set to USD. Click here to change your currency.

Departure point

Empire State Building

Departure time

8am to 2am

Last elevators to the top are at 1:15am

July 4: The observatory will close at 7:00pm for the annual fireworks event and reopen at the conclusion of the fireworks display, approximately 10:00pm. 

Duration

2 hours

From USD: $34.00

Book Now
Login
CheckOut
Bucketlist
Menu
Top