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Empire State Building - New York

Empire State Building

350 W 34th St, New York, NY, 10118
Category: Attractions
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Breathtaking Tours of the Empire State Building

Once the tallest building in the world, this iconic monument to the global character of New York City remains its most splendid attraction. For almost 40 years the Empire State Building towered over every man-made structure on the globe. Today it stands as one the most treasured landmarks in the United States, attracting roughly 4 million people a year. Tours of its famous sky-high observation decks run 365 days a year, rain or shine, and the 360º NYC skyline views are truly unforgettable.



8am-2am; 365 days a year


  • Adult: $27-$67
  • Senior (62+): $24-$67
  • Child (6-12): $21-$67


  • Empire State Building Run-Up
  • ESB After Dark
  • Valentine's Day Weddings
  • Nightly Tower Lights


  • Sightseeing
  • Photography
  • Education
  • Live Music
Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Our Front Desk can assist to verify pricing.
Before you go

Advance Tickets

When you buy your ticket to the top of the Empire State Building online, you get to skip the line at the entrance and head straight to the observation deck. If you buy an Express Ticket, you can even skip the elevator queue. All tickets are valid for 1 year after the date of purchase, with no set time to visit.


The Empire State Building does not have its own parking garage. The closest is located on 33rd Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway, across the street from the building. Metered street parking is available as well, but extremely limited.


  • When is the best time to visit?

    To avoid the largest crowds, the best times to tour the observation deck are around 8am-10am, 3pm, and after 9pm, but that can vary by season. For approximate wait times and visibility, you can always call 212-736-3100 or 877-692-8439.
  • Looking for travel tips?

    If so, the Empire State Building proudly offers this advice: 1) ALWAYS buy your tickets inside the building itself or online; 2) Average waits for the 86th floor observation deck range 15-30 minutes; 3) Peak hours are 11am-noon and sunset; 4) Night views are beautiful; 5) Please leave luggage and large bags at your hotel.

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