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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets provided by Empire State Building

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

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As a city known for its stunning skyline, no visit to New York is complete without a panoramic view of the glittering metropolis. For one of the most coveted vantage points in Manhattan, don't miss this Empire State Building Observation Deck, where you can see the city from 86 floors up the sky. With indoor and outdoor observation areas, immersive exhibits on the second floor, and optional skip-the-line upgrade, no traveler should miss the striking experience.
  • Visit an Empire State Building Observation Deck, offering 360-degree views
  • Marvel at sights like Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square
  • Visit whenever it's convenient for you, within 12 months of ticket purchase
  • Don't worry about printing anything with convenient mobile tickets included
Important Information
  • 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
  • 102nd floor- Available for upgrade on site
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Alex wrote a review Yesterday
Mesa, Arizona3 contributions
My Favorite part about our experience at the Empire State Building was the OBSERVATORY employee Renita E. who just made our visit totally more memorable with her outgoing personality, her willingness to answer questions and be part of our experience. About 33 years prior, I
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Date of experience: March 2020
Christy wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom92 contributions32 helpful votes
This was top of our bucket list and it definitely lived up to the 'hype'! The outside of the building is magnificent and the inside, after seeing it in movies & on TV, was so much more than we expected; the history behind it is fascinating and worth taking your time over. We
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Date of experience: September 2019
amyheslopx wrote a review Mar 2020
South Shields, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
Could not recommend it more! Didn’t expect there to be so much inside! Such amazing views to look at of the whole city
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Date of experience: March 2020
Calmjohn wrote a review Mar 2020
Leavenworth, Kansas2,511 contributions423 helpful votes
I was in 'The City ' for a whilwind wekend. We went erly morning to the Empire State Building nd visitor traffic was light, I think due to the cold area tempeatures. We were through security quickly and were on the elevator in seemingly seconds. The ride up was beyond desribing
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Date of experience: February 2020
kerryandrich wrote a review Mar 2020
Swindon, England179 contributions55 helpful votes
We had planned a visit to the ESB for 6 months prior. We purchased tickets from a UK agent ( as this worked out cheaper. We visited on March 12th - literally just days before the city closed due to Coronavirus. As a result of this, there was no queue at all, we
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Wonderful experience
This was one of the top visits on our time in New York City. We were here just before the civid-19 lockdown, virtua
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John B
Nice view but there are better ones
The view from the Empire State Building provided a decent view of New York City and New Jersey. It wasn't the best
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"Elegant "
A historic Icon to visit and experience when in New York. Tour is not completed without visiting this world famous
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Fab visit even in the fog!
We visited the Empire State Building on a wet and foggy day and were told as soon as we walked in that there was no
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Truly Amazing
A well worth visit to this iconic building and a day never to be forgotten, the staff were friendly and the visit w
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Beautiful sunset! Great 360’ view
Nice to see the New York sunset from the top of Empire State Building, with a full 360’ view over the city and all
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marito a
Please, go the EMPIRE and take a look from all the view! From far, and at the base...But, please, I did it, don´t p
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There maybe and there certainly are taller buildings around but the fact that this building was erected almost a ce
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A must visit in the Big Apple
A truly fantastic iconic building to visit. the museum is great really giving you an amazing insight to its incredi
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No Better view of the PArk
I love seeing great cities from above. The view of the Park, both rivers and several bridges is simply unbeatable.
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Great place
Great history landmark. The view is breathtaking. The security staff are friendly and very professional. My son was
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Great !
Interesting to see all the views and the story of this impressive building, certainly one of the symbols of Big App
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Social Visit
What a Building.From the history of the structure of the building to the 86th floor views and onwards to the 102nd
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Great Views
Really cool to see this up close and personal, but it was awesome. What an iconic building in the history.
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Empire State
Great place, friendly staff. the king kong feature is bonus. Pick a time to go at sunset. worth the wait.
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Key Details
  • Empire State Building
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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