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.