Empire State Building General & 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.

Starting with the spectacular new entrance which opened last August, the second floor galleries allow guests to walk through a museum experience and enjoy a journey into The Empire State Building history and mystique.

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 86th floor Observation Deck
  • Access to new second floor immersive exhibits
  • Stay warm on the 86th Floor; Outdoor observatory is outfitted with heaters to heat the deck
  • Admire a spectacular 360-degree view of New York City from the 86th floor observatory
  • Free admission for children 0-5
  • Complimentary self-guided mutimedia app in multiple languages via the App Store or Google Play
  • Revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits
  • Entry/Admission - Empire State Building
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • 102nd floor- Available for upgrade on site
  • 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 office 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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Mary Carol D

we were there at 11 am on Monday the 23rd of December and we were able to get to the top with in 20 minutes, it was great, lots to keep you busy while you were working your way up

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Tracey T

Had a great time, didn’t have to queue but that was because weather was bad a visibility was poor but it didn’t spoil it one bit!

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Stephen B

The totally remodeled ESB attraction is a fantastic upgrade. There's so much more than just the observatory. Pay the difference to skip the line and enjoy the added value.

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Peter W

Always a great experience, waiting time is now more enjoyable with the additional museum facilities on the way in

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Patrik B

Dusk offers most magnificent views of Manhattan, so try to time your visit accordingly. Also take into account at least half an hour of waiting in lines, security check, etc. Plus the time you spend in the museum before going up.

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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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