Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Building, Historic Site, and Scenic Lookout
Koreatown, New York
  • The experts at The New Yorker and Time Out New York recommend this place
    • The New Yorker
    • Time Out New York
  • Trump Hotel Collection
    "breathtaking must-see views from the 86th floor observation deck."(33 Tips)
    Logan C.
    "The view from the 86th floor is amazing!"(29 Tips)
    Cally D.
    "102nd floors,just before sunset!"(26 Tips)
    Irene U.
    "The Express Pass is the best $25 you can spend!"(25 Tips)
808 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • 86th floor
  • observation deck
  • landmarks
  • express pass
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  • Yann R.
    Yann RimbaudJanuary 11, 2012
    For $22, you can have the best view of New York. I advice you to visit for the sunset, it's beautiful!
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCDecember 31, 2011
    If this will be your only visit here, consider getting the upgraded fastback ticket.
  • NHL
    NHLApril 26, 2013
    Did you know? The Stanley Cup has visited the 86th floor here too!
    Upvoted Jul 13
  • Jul P.
    Jul PuhMarch 29, 2015
    Go here during the daylight! And don't forget to buy New York Pass before your visit to NY - saves your time and money)
  • Lili
    LiliJuly 3, 2011
    Definitely upgrade to the EXPRESS pass. It is $25, but the lines to the observation deck are ridiculous. Passes are totally worth it!!!
  • Rastakiki R.
    impressive view of New York, do it at night
  • The New York Daily News
    PHOTO: Opened on May 1st, 1931, the Empire State Building turns 80 this year! Visit our iconic photo gallery, at the link, for amazing images of the building's history! Read more
  • Denis
    DenisMarch 28, 2011
    Great view!
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 3, 2014
    Worth the ticket, the exposition on its construction is impressive and the views from the top are incredible
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SorensenJanuary 4, 2012
    1,050 ft up in the air might make it seem like your not on Earth any more but the occasional pigeons will remind you where you're at. :)
  • Estefanía
    EstefaníaDecember 31, 2013
    It opens at 8:00. Go then. At 10:00 the queue is just astonishing.
  • Valentina M.
    Valentina MonteFebruary 26, 2013
    Go at night and search for long lost loves.
  • Yoris Sebastian
    Yoris SebastianJune 1, 2014
    I buy regular ticket price at 29 dollars :) Buy the tickets at the regular ticket box inside ;)
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    This is one of the "MUST" see landmarks in New York City. The outdoor balcony offers a 360 breath taking city view.
  • Jess V.
    Jess VDecember 31, 2013
    Line up for an hour outside the building then over an hour inside the building then walk up the stairs 6 floors coz the lift doesn't work. Go to top of the rock instead
  • Maha B.
    Maha BaghdadiSeptember 21, 2014
    Is big bulding
  • Peter A.
    Peter ArenaDecember 7, 2010
    Soooooo romantic! Take someone to pash!
  • Bjorn A.
    Bjorn AntonissenJanuary 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget your camera/smartphone. Beautiful skyline of New York
  • Mercedes G.
    Mercedes GrohlOctober 26, 2014
    The view is breathtaking!
  • Andy
    AndyNovember 5, 2011
    View it for eight hours and five minutes!
  • Lauren M.
    Don't just see it from the ground, spend that $25 to hit the top. You won't regret it...unless you forget to bring a camera.
  • House of Bonhoeffer
    House of BonhoefferDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Know a tenant? You can go up to the Observatory for half price and skip the line if you're with someone who has a Building ID.
  • Fortune Magazine
    Fortune MagazineMarch 15, 2012
    Did you know that $20MM will be spent on the building’s green refurbishments, which should reduce energy use by 38% and save $4.4 million annually? September 26, 2010 issue, p. 17
  • Bollare
    BollareMarch 30, 2012
    The observation deck is a must for life-long New Yorkers and tourists alike. Skip the wait and go before a night on the town, or after a romantic date – the observation deck is open until 2AM. —Joey
  • eric f.
    eric franciscoJune 3, 2013
    Good Place
  • Stacy H.
    Stacy HoehleDecember 4, 2010
    Two words: express pass. Wish I'd have gotten them ahead of time. Been in line 1.5 hours and just going up.
  • Jared W.
    Jared WickFebruary 20, 2015
    Deco wonderland.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 25, 2015
    The views across the city from the top are possibly the best thing in New York.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WatersFebruary 1, 2012
    How are there not mobs of people checked in here? There are at least a thousand people just in line for the observation decks at any given time!
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel ArosemenaNovember 5, 2014
    While on top make sure to enjoy some good music and it would make it an unforgettable experience.
  • Oliverio O.
    Oliverio OrozcoJuly 29, 2013
    If you have the NY pass use the skyride!!!!
  • Burcu K.
    Burcu KaradayiSeptember 23, 2016
    So much crowded. Also there are wires you can not enjoy The view
  • Ashia A.
    Ashia AckovMarch 26, 2011
    was pretty scary but i conquered my fears and went to the top, and looked over. yikes!
  • Catia D.
    Catia DaSilvaNovember 28, 2016
    Must go place
  • Jasmin
    JasminMarch 15, 2016
    Beautiful night view!
  • Jordan T.
    Jordan TaylorAugust 21, 2016
    Of course, this is a must-see in New York. The views from the top are breathtaking - go around sunset for the best photos!
  • ViewSonic
    ViewSonicSeptember 6, 2011
    Visit the Empire State Building at night (it is open until 2am) and pay the extra to go to the 102nd floor. The view is breathtaking. #Pepcom
  • Amy J.
    Amy JMay 27, 2013
    Come here if you like overpriced tourist traps!
  • David Yurman
    David YurmanJune 24, 2011
    Unlock the city's glimmering mysteries in Midnight Melange. Read more
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AtkinsJuly 11, 2011
    Get the New York City Pass, includes access to the Empire State Building!
  • Julio A.
    Julio AlonsoOctober 8, 2011
    Get tickets before hand. There's a huge hiden queue after security check
  • Alex R.
    Alex RichardsDecember 20, 2015
    Book online to cut the line and check the temperature before visiting.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TranNovember 5, 2014
    The higher view is only from the inside, no outside access.
  • justinstoned
    justinstonedAugust 10, 2011
    Fyi there's a charge to visit the observation decks. Best at night, but dress for wind!
  • Zlade S.
    Zlade StrakerMarch 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Avoid the skyride, it's a joke of an 8-10 min ride that's not worth you're money
  • Dustin G.
    Dustin GavinMarch 13, 2013
    "the early bird gets the worm" rings true for this place. I was through security and at the observation deck faster than expected.
  • Jorge Oscar G.
    Goegeous building. Don't visit 86th floor deck on a rainy or foggy day. Keep your bucks for another day.
  • Roggy R.
    Roggy RocksteadyMay 12, 2013
    If you look reeeeeeeal close, you can see the statue of Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan on the 86th floor.
  • Vladimir P.
    Vladimir PavlichenkoDecember 17, 2013
    The World's most famous office building!
  • Rev &.
    Rev "The Rev" 😈July 5, 2013
    Skip the line. Buy an express ticket in advance on their website. http://www.esbnyc.com/buy_tickets.asp
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