Empire State Building Observatory

See stunning 360-degree interior and exterior views from the famous 86th Floor Observatory. Upgrade your visit with a trip to the 102nd Floor Observatory, or skip the lines with the Express Ticket for an additional fee. See why travelers voted this icon the Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award: #1 Attraction in the United States.

Travelers Choice 2022

Visiting with CityPASS® tickets

CityPASS offers 3 great ways to see Empire State Building Observatory: New York CityPASS, New York C3 or New York C-All. No matter which one you choose, you’ll save.

  • One simple purchase gives you admission to multiple attractions. And with 9 days to use your tickets, you’ll have plenty of time to spend at each attraction.
  • Save time researching. Only the best attractions, like Empire State Building Observatory, are included in CityPASS tickets. Rest assured you’re going to see the best New York City has to offer.
  • Admission to Empire State Building Observatory:
    New York CityPASS: AM/PM Experience, including 86th Floor Observatory admission and entry to the 2nd Floor Museum, plus bonus same-night general admission
    New York C3: 86th Floor Observatory admission during non-sunset hours and entry to the 2nd Floor Museum
    New York C-All: 86th Floor Observatory admission during non-sunset hours and entry to the 2nd Floor Museum

Courtesy of Empire State Realty Trust

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Read reviews from CityPASS® travelers.

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Lovin' the Big Apple
This was our first time using a CityPASS. We were planning our trip when we saw several activity passes for New York. This was the best option for us since we were only staying for 5 days. When we got to the various attractions, we compared prices. We saved a lot! I've now recommended this pass to friends who plan a trip to the Big Apple. We would definitely buy one again when we visit another big city.
New York CityPASS
A great way to view the wonderful city of New York on a budget! My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed all of our days out on this pass and were impressed with the amount we saved, leaving me more money to shop with!!
5 Star Experience!
My family just returned from our wonderful trip in New York City and this pass made it able to see all of the famous attractions in little time and for a wonderful price. I would DEFINITELY recommend this pass to anyone who wants to see more... For less!
New York CityPASS
Totally worth it! Saved us a lot of time and energy! In the city that never sleeps, every minute counts!!!
Great buy!
We loved the city pass! It allowed for flexibility in our days as well as allowed us to feel like we got our money's worth, without the pressure of feeling like we needed to stay in each museum or landmark all day. I will definitely continue to use CityPASS for the cities where available.
New York CityPASS is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 18445.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Easy to Use This was our second time using CityPass in NYC and we could it really easy and straightforward.
Date published: 2024-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Citypass is very useful and friendly to use. I recommend.
Date published: 2024-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value and a good app Would recommend especially if you intend on visiting Empire State Building.
Date published: 2024-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New York City Made Easy The City Pass was so great. My tickets to the major sightseeing places were all in one easy place on the app. I had to change some times for events scheduled and found the customer service was outstanding. They accomplished the change so easily and with friendly service.
Date published: 2024-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Traveller I bought CityPass for a trip to NYC and I couldn't have been happier with my purchase.
Date published: 2024-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Reservation canceled several months after placing My CityPASS reservation for the Empire State Building was canceled several months after placing the reservation due to a private event being scheduled. What is the point of making a reservation if it can be canceled all at minute for someone else? I planned an entire vacation around this event and now have to suddenly rearrange my trip. Buyers beware - your reservations mean nothing and will be canceled at the last moment if someone decides to pay more money than you for the timeframe.
Date published: 2024-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved a ton of time and money I can’t recommend this enough. We saved a ton of money on all of the attractions that we wanted to see and by setting up reservations, we easily walked in without a long wait time. The app was easy to use in accessing our tickets.
Date published: 2024-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Un buon affare! Abbiamo acquistato il pass per poter visitare New York senza pagare tutti e 5 u biglietti singolarmente e devo dire che ci siamo trovati bene. Si risparmia ed è molto facile la gestione delle prenotazioni che si possono anche cancellare nei termini previsti senza problemi. Lo consiglio!
Date published: 2024-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CityPASS is the best way to see NYC for the low… I was able to see 5 incredible sights for an excellent deal!
Date published: 2024-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing deal and experience CityPASS was a great deal allowing us to explore NYC fully at an affordable price.
Date published: 2024-06-04
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