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Empire State Building Experience and 5 other must-see New York attractions

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Empire State Building Experience

From its spectacular art deco lobby to its majestic observatories, this iconic landmark is a testament to the ingenuity, vision and heart of New York. Enhanced by the FREE self-guided multimedia tour, enjoy 360-degree open-air views of Manhattan and beyond during the day. Return the same day for a late night view of the world's most dazzling city skyline.

CityPASS Admission

General Admission (86th Floor Observatory) including Multimedia Experience, plus bonus same-night general admission; enjoy a same-day second visit (June-August between 10pm-closing; September-May between 8pm-closing).

350 5th Ave. and 34th St.
New York, NY 10118

(877) 692-8439 (NYC-VIEW)

esbnyc.com

Open daily, 8am-2am

Last elevator leaves 45 minutes before close.

Special holiday hours apply.

Highlights

  • At 1,050 feet above the city’s bustling streets, the 86th floor Observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass-enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade.
  • The audio tour (included with CityPASS) tells you what you’re viewing from every vantage point.
  • See the city, rivers, Central Park and up to five states from atop NYC's most famous landmark.
  • CityPASS gives you a bonus same-night second visit between 10pm and closing.

CityPASS Entry

After clearing the security line, present CityPASS booklet at second floor access points to bypass the main ticket line. Exchange voucher for a CityPASS booklet at the main ticket windows. Present CityPASS again at the audio tour kiosk on the 2nd floor for your multimedia tour.

Note: During busy times, you may encounter a line outside the front door. For comfort and security, there’s a limit on the number of people waiting inside at one time. Once inside, CityPASS holders may skip the regular Empire State Building ticket lines and proceed directly to the high speed elevator line.

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

102nd Floor Observatory: Available at Observatory ticket office (2nd floor) or 86th floor cashier. Cost for CityPASS holders: $17.

Express Pass: Purchase from any employee to move to the front of each line. Cost for CityPASS holders: $23.

High-power Binoculars: Available on promenades for a minimal cost.

Advice for Visitors

  • Shortest daily wait times are between 8-10am or after 10pm.
  • Enjoy live music on most weekend nights after 9pm.
  • Observatory is open until 2am every night for spectacular skyline and night sky views.

On-site Services

Dining: Heartland Brewery, Europa Café, Roses Pizza, Starbucks.

Accessibility: The observatory is wheelchair accessible. Use 34th St. entrance between Bank of America and Hallmark. Note: The 34th Street Handicap Entrance is open only Mon-Fri till 6 p.m. Use Main Entrance for all other times.

Self-Guide: Multimedia Tour included with CityPASS admission.

Strollers: Strollers permitted in elevators.

Getting There

Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, B, C, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St.

Bus: M1, M2, M4, M5, M6, M7, M16, M34

CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #6 Downtown Tour


Plan Your Visit to New York City - Use our collection of New York tourist attraction and city resources - including transportation and attraction information, maps and more - to better plan your CityPASS trip.

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