Empire State Building Observation Deck

Empire State Building Observation Deck

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New York's famous Empire State Building, a New York City landmark and a national historic landmark, in the heart of the city, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. 

The observatory located on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet (320 meters) above the city's bustling streets, offers panoramic views (360-degree unobstructed views) from within a glass enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade. 
Since the Observatory opened to the public in 1931, almost 110 million visitors have been thrilled by the awe-inspiring scene of the city beneath them. Due to its ionic status, long lines are very common, pre-purchasing your tickets is highly recommended to avoid those long lines.


  • Observatory  
  • ESB interactive museum

VIP Express Pass

The fastest way to experience the Heart of New York City!
Take the red carpet and skip all the lines on the way to the 86th Floor and the 102nd floor, the most famous observatory in the world.
2nd Floor Interactive Exhibits included.


20 West 34th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues).

Opening Hours:

Open 365 days, 8am – 2am.
Last elevator to the top is at 1:15 AM.

Important information:

  • Free high speed wi-fi available
  • All signage, audio and exhibits are available in 9 languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin).
  • Eight in-building dining options available
  • Free admission for children 0 – 5  years old.
Tickets are valid for  1 year!