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

Product ID: 6195
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Skip the ticket line and ascend to the 86th floor for incredible panoramic views across 6 states from the highest 360 degree open-air vantage point in New York City. You can also upgrade your experience with a thrilling visit to the 102nd floor.
About this ticket
Duration 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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  • Skip the line and visit the 86th floor Observation Deck of the iconic Empire State Building
  • Look out on New York City from 1,050 feet above the bustling streets below
  • Learn from a complimentary self-guided tour in 9 languages with a free app
  • Admire the architecture of the Empire State Building, including the newly designed Art Deco lobby and Observatory entrance featuring a grand staircase
  • Enjoy the benefit of a flexible voucher redemption policy. You can make your visit whenever you like, within a month of your scheduled ticket date
Full description
Depending on the option selected, you can skip the ticket line with a General Ticket or skip all the lines with the Express Ticket. The Express Ticket also includes a flexible date feature allowing you to visit whenever within 1 month of your scheduled ticket date.

You can plan your visit around the weather when you are in New York. Your entrance also includes a new downloadable multimedia experience, available in 9 languages. The app also includes videos, image galleries, quizzes, and maps showing nearby points of interest.

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.

It now also gives you access to the new second-floor galleries, taking you on an experiential journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. Explore the new Site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Modern Marvel, Otis Elevators, World’s Most Famous Building, King Kong, and Celebrity exhibits. 

The Empire State Building's 86th Floor Observation Deck is the highest 360-degree open-air observatory in New York. The Empire State Building is more than a spectacular view.

In addition to the Observation Deck, your visit includes the newly restored lobby with its stunning art deco ceiling murals that pay homage to the mechanical age, planets, and stars, all rendered as an assembly line of gears in 24-carat gold and aluminum leaf.
  • General or skip the line ticket depending on option selected
  • Access to the 86th Floor Observation Deck
  • Art Deco Lobby
  • High-power binoculars on 86th Floor
  • Audio guide: search Empire State Building Guide in the App Store or the Google Play store to download
  • Free WiFi in the building
  • Access to new second floor immersive exhibits

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Know before you go
• Open daily from 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM. Last entrance at 1:15 AM
• Peak entrance times are between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, as well as 1 hour before and 1 hour after sunset
• Tickets are valid for 1 entry to the Empire State Building any day within 1 month either side of your chosen scheduled ticket date
• All guests must pass through security to access the Observatory
• 102nd Floor Observatory: Upgrade (US$30+tax) available at the Observatory ticket office (2nd floor) or 86th-floor kiosk, subject to availability
• The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant and is wheelchair-accessible. Service dogs, motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted
• Free entry for children under 5 years old
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