Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United States, New York, New York City
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  • 2 hours
  • New York City
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is the World’s Most Famous Building. Our 86thFloor Observation Deck, open daily from 8am-2am, offers the highest 360 degree open-air vantage point in New York City and on a clear day, you can see up to six states–New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items, there are eight in-building dining options including the contemporary cuisine of STATE Grill and Bar and Tacombi, an authentic taqueria. Located at the center of it all, the Empire State Building is an easy walk from Times Square and just steps to Macy’s, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • All entrance fees included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Family friendly

Visit: Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114

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 purchased - plan your visit around the weather!

Inclusions
  • Admission Ticket to Observation Deck
  • Complimentary self-guided multimedia tour is available in multiple languages via free app
  • Panoramic views of up to six states from the surrounding open - air promenade
  • Admire a spectacular 360-degree view of New York City from the 86th floor observatory
  • Free admission for children 0-5
  • Entry/Admission - Empire State Building

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Vouchers are valid up to a year from date of purchase
  • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Departure Point

Empire State Building

Voucher info

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

Duration

2 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

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Richard G

This visit was everything we thought it would be. Stunning interior and the views were mind blowing.

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Carla B

Went at 8am- no lines, no waiting, very few others. Gift shop was also a substantial upgrade from before! Great overall experience!

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Anthony M

The express pass was an excellent way to visit this attraction
Well worth the extra money to have instant access

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Stephanie K

I was hesitant to pay for a VIP pass, but am VERY glad I did! We were able to get up to the observatory in about 10 minutes. As important, when we were finished looking at the stunning views, we were able to leave just as quickly (instead of waiting in the exit lines). I would definitely recommend paying for the VIP pass.

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Jon H

The staff were really helpful when on the evening we had booked they advised us that, due to the thick fog we would not see anything and offered for us to return the following day, which we did and enjoyed a memorable time enjoying the New York skyline

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Night coming down on Lower Manhattan and Statue of Liberty

Night coming down on Lower Manhattan and Statue of Liberty

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Love above the city!!

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Taylor and the Big Apple!

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Empire State Building, New York!

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Great view from the observation deck!

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My sons Cory and Andrew on top of the Empire State building

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You Can see the Statue of Liberty in the distance

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Entrance to the Empire State Builing

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