Empire State Building 86th Floor Main Deck

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  • NYC: Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

    1. NYC: Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

    Choose between a General Admission ticket and the Express Ticket option. General Admission allows you to skip the ticket purchase line, whilst the Express Ticket option gives you an upgraded VIP experience. With an Express Ticket you'll be able to skip all lines, including the ticket purchase line, security line and the elevator lines that take you up and down. The New Empire State Building Experience not only gives you access to the legendary New York City landmark, allowing you to soar 1,054 foot (320 meters) high and enjoy magnificent 360-degree open-air views of New York City and beyond. You'll also see Grand Staircase with a two-story architectural model of the building and newly renovated interactive galleries that take you on an incredible journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. Explore the site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Moder...

    Live in CNY. Been to the city plenty of times but never have been here. Why did our family wait so long??? This was a great experience and rich in history. The views, AMAZING! Love the Big !

  • New York CityPASS®: Save 40% at 6 Top Attractions

    2. New York CityPASS®: Save 40% at 6 Top Attractions

    See world-class art, fascinating science, important history, and incredible views—from the sky AND the sea and save up to 40% with the New York CityPASS! New York CityPASS includes admission to: 1. The Empire State Building: With iconic views and a new museum, the Empire State Building provides breathtaking 360-degree, open-air views from the 86th-floor observatory. 2. American Museum of Natural History: Explore human cultures, the natural world, and the universe with a visit to one of the world’s most famous natural history museums. 3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: New York’s most visited museum and attraction.  The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world for everyone to experience and enjoy.  At the Met’s uptown branch, The Met Cloisters, explore the art, architecture, and gardens and medieval Europe.  ...

    In American museum of Natural history we spent half an hour at front desk, just because the tickets were sold out, even we had a reservation. They've been nice and tried to find a solution

  • NYC: Empire State Building AM/PM Experience Ticket

    3. NYC: Empire State Building AM/PM Experience Ticket

    Soaring 1,454 feet (443 meters) above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is one of the world's most famous buildings. The 86th Floor Observation Deck, open daily from 8 AM-2 AM, offers the highest 360-degree open-air vantage point in New York City. On a clear day, you can see up to six states — New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. With this day and night ticket, experience the city from the 360-degree, open-air observatory both under the sun and the sparkling city lights the same night. Guests will also have access to the brand-new Observatory Experience complete with 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) of interactive exhibits that invite you on a journey beginning with the building's construction to its current place in pop culture. The night ticket is redeemable after 9 PM or 10 PM, depending on the date...

    Great views despite being a bit cloudy. Nice touch having heaters outside as it was really windy. Obviously more popular than Top of the Rock during the day as the queues were huge, took about 30 mins to get in, then started to flow ok, but got stuck again at King Kong for 20 min (probably just to limit the number of people outside, but no explanation at the time). Went back in the evening and no queue at all, straight up to the top. Fantastic night-time views over the city and beyond. Beware the printed photo offered is the only background, if you want others, you have to buy the digital download package

  • NYC: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket

    4. NYC: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket

    See the rising sun from the top of the Empire State Building. Join an intimate VIP group to watch dawn break over a waking New York City. Begin in the new lobby, where a Building Ambassador will greet you. Enjoy exclusive access to the 86th Floor observation deck before the crowds arrive. Watch the sunrise over the city as it transitions from night to day. Marvel at the changing view as the morning sun rises and lights up the city's famous landmarks. The Empire State Building soars 1,454-feet (443-meters) above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna. Atop the 86th Floor observation deck, you’re at the highest 360-degree open-air viewpoint in New York City. On a clear day, you can see up to six states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. You can also enjoy the sights from within the cozy climate-controlled viewing galleries. After greeting th...

  • NYC: Empire State Building VIP Guided Tour

    5. NYC: Empire State Building VIP Guided Tour

    Explore this world-famous landmark on a guided experience and get an insider’s look at the Empire State Building. Choose between two tour options – a VIP small-group tour, or an all-access private tour. Enjoy priority access throughout the tour, including VIP entry to the building and skip-the-line access to the 86th-floor observatory. Visit the Art Deco Lobby, the Celebrity Walk, and see exhibits celebrating the building’s history. Learn facts and trivia from your guide, and commemorate your trip with a souvenir photograph. Upgrade to the private, all-access option to experience the Empire State Building in style. Enjoy VIP entry into the building. Relax in the Celebrity Green Room and browse the memorabilia case. Enjoy a champagne toast, soft drinks, snacks, coffee, and tea, before taking your guided tour.

    The best part of the experience was our guide, Renita! She was a fountain of knowledge, enthusiasm, and joy. Her passion and care was clear in every interaction. Sure, you can just go up to the observation deck by yourself, but Renita brought the building, it's history, and it's people to life. I wish I could give more than 5 stars!

  • Midtown Manhattan Private Walking Tour with Empire State Tix

    6. Midtown Manhattan Private Walking Tour with Empire State Tix

    Explore the best of Midtown Manhattan with a private guide, experiencing the best sites and sounds of the city, from Grand Central Terminal to Fifth Avenue, and finishing with entrance tickets to the Empire State Building. See the places you’ve always wanted to check off your NYC bucket list.

    Check out the Chrysler Building, New York Public Library, Times Square, Saks Fifth Avenue, and even the city’s famed skyscrapers, including the Flat Iron, Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Plaza. This is the perfect way to orient yourself in the maze of the Big Apple’s bright lights and yellow taxis. Your tour finishes with entrance tickets to the top of the Empire State Building.

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What people are saying about Empire State Building 86th Floor Main Deck

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,546 reviews

Live in CNY. Been to the city plenty of times but never have been here. Why did our family wait so long??? This was a great experience and rich in history. The views, AMAZING! Love the Big !

Amazing sights towards sunset . Thr shows rooms before the lift to the 86th sre beautiful. We eenjoyed very much.

Wonderful 2nd floor exhibit even before you go up to the 80th floor and then further to 86th floor.

Very easy to book. The views at night were spectacular!

Highly recommend. Ask for Siobhan to be your guide!