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Empire State Building Tickets

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Highlights

  • Enjoy some of the finest views in the USA!
  • A ′must do′ when you are in NYC
  • Book your ticket in advance and visit when you want
  • Your voucher is valid for two years from date of purchase
  • New York′s top attraction is open 365 days of the year
  • Spectacular views of 4 states and 5 New York boroughs from 1,000 foot up

Overview

Whizzing up the Empire State building and seeing the breathtaking views from the 86th floor Observatory is something everyone should do at least once in a lifetime.

This ultra-convenient pre-booked ticket is valid for two years so you can use it at your convenience.

The fun starts when you zip up the Empire State Building in a super-fast elevator to a point more than 1000 feet above New York. Gaze in wonder at the views of Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, as well as five New York boroughs. See the cars and people moving like tiny toys far below you.

This Main Deck ticket is your key to the perfect family adventure. Kids just love this experience!

Itinerary

Make your way to the Empire State Building entrance at Fifth Avenue between 33rd & 34th Streets. To obtain your Empire State Building – Main Deck Ticket, you should present your booking voucher at the ticket office located on the 2nd floor of the building.

Your ticket is valid for two whole years from date of purchase so you can use it at your convenience. There are no time limits or specified visiting windows. You should allow at least one hour for your visit.

The art deco Empire State Building soars over a mile into the Manhattan sky and gives spectacular views from the Observatory on the 86th floor. The adventure begins when you step into the high speed lifts. It takes less than 1 minute to rise 1,050 feet (320 meters) to the Observatory.

The Observatory has both a glass-enclosed area, which is heated in winter and cooled in summer, and spacious outdoor promenades on all four sides of the Building. High powered binoculars are available on the promenades for the convenience of visitors at a minimal cost.

From your vantage point high above New York City, you will enjoy stupendous panoramas. On a clear day you can see up to 80 miles (130 km), viewing the states of Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, as well as five New York boroughs. To the north you will see the huge expanse of Central Park; to the south is Lower Manhattan and, far in the distance, the Statue of Liberty. For even more breathtaking views, step onto the outdoor promenade.

The experience ends at the Empire State Building.

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Reviews

Brilliant! i cannot recommend this tour enough - value for money and no hassle, cheaper than buying when you get there, a MUST do.... jme hennessey

The original and the best - breathtaking, a must do!... mrs jme hennessey

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Tickets valid for 1 years from purchase date. Visit when you like within that time. 1 admission only

Start time

Opening times: 08:00am - 02:00am. Last elevator leaves at 01:15am
Observatory Holiday hours:
04 Jul: 08:00am – 6:30pm & 10:00pm – 02:00am
Thanksgiving Day: 08:00am – 02:00am
24 Dec: 08:00am – 10:00pm
25 Dec: 08:00am – 02:00am
31 Dec: 07:00am – 10:00pm
01 Jan: 08:00am – 02:00am
Duration: Tickets valid for 1 years from purchase date. Visit when you like within that time. 1 admission only

Meeting point

The Empire State Building is located in New York City at 350 Fifth Av.
The closest subway stops are Penn Station / 34th St on the 1, 2, or 3 lines, or the B, D, F, N, Q, R to 34th St / Avenue of the Americas.
From Long Island or New Jersey, take the Long Island Railroad or NJ Transit to Penn Station, located just 2 blocks away.
From Westchester and further points north, take the Metro North to Grand Central, and then the Shuttle to Times Square. From Times Square, take the 1, 2, or 3 to Penn Station and walk two blocks east to the Empire State Building.
Empire State Building Observatory is temporarily receiving visitors only through the 34th St. entrances of the building due to a closure of the 5th Avenue entrance.

Ending point

The experience ends at the Empire State Building.

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Inclusions

  • Ticket to Empire State Building Main Deck

Do/Dont's

You are invited to bring your cameras and camcorders so that you will be able to keep photographic memories of your visit to the building.

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Please note

Visitors and their belongings are subject to inspection. The Empire State Building appreciates your patience and understanding of these procedures and the additional time that may be required.

All visitors to the Empire State Building must pass through primary security screening (similar to airport security procedure) before going to the Observatory.

There are no locker storage facilities at the Empire State Building for personal belongings.

In case of an emergency, please contact a Security Officer or an Observatory representative

Tickets are for one-time use only.

Prohibited Items at the Empire State Building:
The items listed are not permitted for entry into the Empire State Building. Do not carry any of these items into the security screening area. Items that are confiscated may not be returned. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, so if you are unsure about an item, please do not bring it.

* All weapons, including firearms, ammunition, knives, swords, scissors, mace, any dangerous items and any dual-use items that could be dangerous are strictly prohibited in the Empire State Building.
* Glass items, including bottles, glasses, marbles, etc.
* Alcoholic beverages.
* Cans, bottles, flasks, etc.
* Large, professional-size video cameras.
* Camera stands: mono-pods, bi-pods and tri-pods.
* Sports equipment such as skateboards, roller skates, golf clubs, baseball bats, hockey sticks, baseballs, footballs, tennis balls, etc.
* Marking instruments, including spray paint and markers.
* Musical instruments.
* Large packages, suitcases, carry-on luggage and other such parcels.
* Costumes and masks.

Empire State Building Observatory is temporarily receiving visitors only through the 34th St. entrances of the building due to a closure of the 5th Avenue entrance.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • The 86th floor observatory is handicap accessible.
  • Elevators are available for handicap visitors and visitors with baby strollers.
  • All visitors must go through the Observatory security-check line.
  • From 10:00pm to 01:00am Thursday through Saturday you can enjoy city views and a live saxophonist on the 86th Floor Observatory.
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Cancellation policy

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