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Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck
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Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck

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No visit to New York is complete without experiencing bird's-eye city views. Admire the panoramas from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and other areas with this ticket. It unlocks two attractions for the price of one—the 82nd-floor observatory and 2nd-floor museum to chart the building's story from construction.
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S$66.32
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S$66.32
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Ages 6-99
Duration: 45–90 minutes
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Highlights
  • Marvel at 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building
  • See landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty from the heart of NYC
  • Visit the 86th-floor main deck, 2nd-floor museum, and redesigned 80th floor
  • Choose the Express ticket upgrade and follow the red carpet to the top

  • Admission to the Empire State Building
  • Access to 86th Floor Observatory
  • Access to second floor immersive exhibits
  • Free Wi-Fi on-site
  • Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line Express Ticket and/or 102nd Deck
  • Entry/Admission - Empire State Building


Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2194EMPIRE

  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck
  • Masks are optional for all guests at the Empire State Building Observatory Experience. For guest comfort, Observatory staff is fully vaccinated and will continue to wear masks.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2194EMPIRE

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W8519VCtinas
W8519VCtinas
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A must do VIP experience!
I would absolutely recommend this tour! What an experience! My friend and I were treated like VIPs from the moment
mckaw7
mckaw7
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Fabulous Views
Paid extra for express line well worth it skipped the lines walked straight in with red carpet treatment. Views we
christinabM8635AJ
christinabM8635AJ
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Love it
Iconic, one of the must-do's in New York. We were expecting queues but must have timed it just right as there was n
Ro3ert
Ro3ert
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THE skyscraper
If you go to New York, go into and to the top (86th floor is sufficient) of the Empire State Building. It’s the mos
OvernightStay_010818
OvernightStay_010818
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A definite highlight (every pun intended)
There was no queue at all when we visited on a Wednesday morning, 10 am, at the end of May. The staff were very fri
SE7727
SE7727
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Iconic
The building and views were amazing, as expected. Queues weren't bad but there was way too many people at the top f
MadMikeex
MadMikeex
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Unmissable NYC gem!
The atmosphere and the observatory were so special that we returned on a second reservation! Totally recommended.
martywhimpel
martywhimpel
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Great views and awesome memories!!
Very informative and comprehensive history of Empire State Building. We went to the 86th floor and got beautiful su
antsmarching36
antsmarching36
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Iconic Building with Incredible Views of NYC
While walking back to our hotel, the iconic Empire State Building came into view. My lady told me she had never bee
lisalucas06
lisalucas06
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Empire State Visit
It was our first time visiting, and it was a great experience - we loved it. If we return to NYC we will definitely
dradamp
dradamp
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A New York classic, including the price
The experience is very well done and organized. Great context provided by exhibits and videos. Not sure it is worth
PutniciSrbija
PutniciSrbija
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Great experiance
Perfect organization of visit. We spend a beautiful time! Great perspective of beautiful city of New York
597pierred
597pierred
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Amazing sightseeing !
Visit done at night with a very clear view all around ESB. Very beautiful. We booked at 8:45 PM to be there at dawn
beech-bidois
beech-bidois
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Exceeds expectations
Visiting the Empire State Building is like experiencing a well-oiled machine. Buy tickets online, arrive at or arou
gregter2023
gregter2023
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Awesome Views
Much quicker than we expected. Went about 1:30 on Thursday, May 25. We have been by there a few years ago and lin
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Donise E
13 contributions
Apr 2022
We paid extra to go up to the 102nd floor observatory and I highly recommend doing that. The 80th floor is great and open air, but it's crowded and there is wiring surrounding the edges so you have to take your photos in between wires. The 102nd floor is not open air, but glass enclosed and there were very few people up there. The views were spectacular. We purchased tickets online for an 11AM time and the lines outside were very long, but the staff was very much in control of the situation, directing tourists, ushering us along in the right direction, very friendly. A+ to the staff! We waited outside possibly 15 minutes, so it wasn't terrible. Once inside, we were able to whisk along thru the elevators without having to wait. It was very well organized and efficient. We were there an hour. Must see for NYC!
Written 13 April 2022
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RoomtoImrpove
Thank you so much for your review. We hope you enjoyed every second of your visit. We appreciate the positive feed regarding our staff.
Written 17 April 2022
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BigDaddyO_12
Kissimmee, FL90 contributions
The Empire State building was AMAZING! I highly recommend visiting this landmark. My 11 and 12 year old kids absolutely loved it. They have a little museum showcase on the 80th floor i believe before going to the 86th floor for the outside experience. Its very well layed out and entertaining. The views are amazing! I recommend you purchase the additional 102nd floor view. Don't be cheap, its a ounce in a lifetime experience. Also, i recommend you visit one of the other observation decks, so that you can see the empire state building from that point of view. Just a heads up- DON'T reserve the sunset view on the empire building, reserve it on one of the other buildings, like the Edge observation deck. WHY, because you will be able to see the Empire state building LIGHT UP from the other building! Enjoy your trip!
Written 9 September 2022
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Operations T
Happy to hear that your party had a great time with us. Hope to see you soon. Thank you for the review.
Written 25 January 2023
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Ben M
Lincoln, UK12 contributions
If you’re in New York be sure to include this on your to do list! We went up to the 86th floor at Sunset and the views do not disappoint. We were expecting a queue and whilst we did have to wait for about 15 mins we were promptly allowed in and got through security quickly before heading up to the viewing platform.

You go to a small museum at the bottom of the building first and then take a lift to the 80th floor, then you go up to the 86th floor. You can upgrade your ticket to the 102nd floor if you wish once you are up there but we decided to stay put at the 86th floor. When you come back down you arrive at a gift shop where you can purchase ESB related souvenirs and there is lots to choose from! Fairly reasonable prices too.

Definitely book tickets online ahead of time as it is much more straightforward on the day.
Written 6 June 2022
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Operations T
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our museum and gallery just as much as the view.
Written 21 January 2023
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Simina31
Bucharest, Romania1,206 contributions
May 2022
Best view ever! I truly believe that nothing will top the view and feeling I got while being on top of the Empire State Building. We used the Go City Explorer Pass to get in and I had also previously booked a sunset time for an additional fee which was totally worth it. Entrance worked perfectly according to our reserved timeslot. The staff was so friendly!
Written 15 June 2022
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RoomtoImrpove
Thank you so much for your kind review. We're glad to hear our staff members were friendly. We will be sure to pass this along.
Written 21 June 2022
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Larissa F
5 contributions
We debated whether to buy tickets to skip the line and whether to go around 2pm or when they opened. We decided to buy regular tickets to go up to the 102th floor and see exhibition in between and we went for 10h15am on a Saturday. It was the best decision. There was no line really. The exhibitions were awesome and we were able to take photos inside. We took our time. Although it was windy on one side at the 86th floor we enjoyed it nonetheless. The view was breathtaking from the 102th floor. I would redo again but this time at night to enjoy it differently.
Written 15 November 2022
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Operations T
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our museum and gallery just as much as the view.
Written 26 January 2023
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jerryskc
Kansas City, MO522 contributions
Apr 2022
My third trip to the Big Apple and I didn't feel it could pass without finally visiting this iconic building. Once there, of course, one should ascent and my family of four bought the admission tickets for both the 86th and the 102nd floor observation decks, the former being outside, the latter a floor to ceiling glass window experience.

It's expensive - $77 a head which is frankly outrageous for a couple of elevator rides, a museum and viewing floors but what are you going to do if you want to have this experience? However it is a lot of coin to drop if you have a family let me tell you. You do get a good experience though, it is fair to say. The museum charts the building of the tower and it is fascinating and well done with pictures and moving graphics that tell the remarkable story of construction. Imagine wandering around, 90 floors up, no hard hats or safety harnesses, wanging red hot rivets around. It's an amazing story and well told here.

Of course, one comes here to see the views from the top and we were fortunate to be there on a crystal clear day that disconcertingly reminded me of 9/11/01 and it is sad that this date is permanently seared on our psyches to this day, especially when in New York City. It doesn't help that I am not good with heights. At all. So it is weird that I would want to do this to be honest!

However, the views are indeed spectacular. One is whisked from the lobby to the 82nd floor and thence to the 86th where there is an open air observation deck from where the views are spectacular. However, once one has reached this level, it seems worth going up to the 102nd floor which is as high as one can go. This requires an extra ticket to access the solitary elevator up to said observation deck which is small and circular with floor to ceiling windows affording even more stunning vistas across NYC. For those of us scared of heights it is doable, but nonetheless terrifying!

Very expensive but it's definitely an iconic experience and the story of this wonderful building is definitely worth experiencing. It's such a shame that 9/11 haunts me every time I ascend this high in a skyscraper. Probably should not have visited the 9/11 memorial the day before from that point of view.
Written 25 April 2022
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RoomtoImrpove
Thank you so much for your review. We're glad to hear that our experience surpassed your expectations. Hope you and your family took some great pictures.
Written 2 May 2022
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AnnaLou1991
Cornwall, UK517 contributions
Mar 2022
We were exploring on our first day and walked past the Empire State so I said "Shall we go up?" We had the GO City New York Explorer Pass so we had to use this to 'purchase' a ticket. The man was very helpful and showed us how to do this at the machine so we did not have to queue. Our tickets enabled us to go up straight away.

The lift was absolutely rammed full of people. Our tickets enabled us to go to the 96th floor. The lift takes you to the 90th floor which is the inside viewing platform and you need to take another lift to the 96th floor to the outside viewing platform. The queue for this lift was +30 mins so they were telling everyone to take the stairs. The views were amazing!! but the viewing platform is just too small for the amount of people they let up. We walked around but it was just too busy and you could not get to the 'front' as people were having full Instagram photoshoots everywhere. The queue for the lift down was very long so we walked down the stairs and then joined the queue for the main lift.

For something so iconic it was a bit of a let down. We had already done Top of the Rock in the morning and for me that was far superior.
Written 31 March 2022
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Operations T
Thank you for making the Empire State Building part of your New York experience. We apologize for not meeting your expectations. We would appreciate if you can reach out to us at roomtoimprove@esbonyc.com we would like to hear more of your experience. Please include your confirmation number, date and time of tour.
Written 24 January 2023
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wanderer1603
England, UK272 contributions
Dec 2021
Book tickets in advance - takes 10-15 minutes to get from security up to the 86th floor. Views from 86th floor are fantastic, not sure if it is worth purchasing the more expensive ticket to go up to the 102nd floor. Plenty of areas to take photos outside. Check weather forecast before going - if it's overcast/cloudy, visibility is not great and you won't be able to see views of Manhattan.
Written 6 January 2022
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Operations T
We’re so happy to hear that you had a wonderful visit to the Empire State Building. Thank you for the review. Hope to be a part of your next visit to New York.
Written 23 January 2023
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Alice G
Lincoln, UK12 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
The 84th floor the beautiful view it gave from different angles, the love heart photo display. The 102nd deck was 100% worth the extra money we paid and it gave us time to enjoy the view as well as take photos from all the angles and area given to make lots of memories. The history and other photo opportunities with the statues etc, gave us more memories and we both thought it was breathtaking!
Written 5 March 2023
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Operations T
Thank you so much for your review!
Written 8 March 2023
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Justin
Newark, NJ4 contributions
The top of the tower at sunset provide really great views of the city skyline. There were lots of people so you should be patient, but everyone will get an opportunity to see the view. The informational section before entering the observatory was nicely presented.
Written 25 April 2023
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Operations T
Thank you for the wonderful review. We’re glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.
Written 2 May 2023
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