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

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New York CityPASS

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Soaring above Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is the city’s most famous landmark


Best View in the City

See the city, rivers, Central Park and up to five states


86th Floor Observatory

New York's tallest observatory (1,050ft/320 meters) with indoor and outdoor viewing

Important travel notice
New Attractions Available March 1, 2015

New Attractions Available March 1, 2015Starting March 1, the 2015/2016 New York CityPASS will have a new attraction line-up, including the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

For use starting on or after March 1, the 2015/2016 New York CityPASS is now available here.

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  Adult ages 18+ $183 $109
  Youth ages 6–17 $140 $82

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Empire State Building Experience

Feel the heart of New York. From its spectacular lobby all the way to its majestic observatories, the iconic Empire State Building is the centerpiece of the city’s skyline, as well as a testament to the ingenuity, vision and spirit of New York. With a multimedia tour detailing the sights and panoramic 360-degree views of Manhattan, the Empire State Building creates moments you’ll remember forever. Experience The Real Magic. The Real New York.

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)


Open daily, 8am-2am

Last elevator leaves 45 minutes before close.

Special holiday hours apply.


  • 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

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Buy Now Adult ages 18+ $109 Youth ages 6–17 $82