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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
No visit to New York is complete without experiencing bird's-eye city views. Admire the panoramas from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and other areas with this ticket. It unlocks two attractions for the price of one—the 82nd-floor observatory and 2nd-floor museum to chart the building's story from construction. Upgrade for fast-track admission.
Highlights
  • Marvel at 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building
  • See landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty from the heart of NYC
  • Visit the 86th-floor main deck, 2nd-floor museum, and redesigned 80th floor
Important Information
Duration
45m
Inclusions
  • In the heart of NYC
  • Unobstructed 360 degree view Observation Deck
  • Access to new second floor immersive exhibits
  • Revamped 80th floor featuring exciting, artistic exhibits
  • Free admission for children 5 and under
  • Entry/Admission - Empire State Building
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
  • Infant tickets for children 0-5 years are free and can be picked up at the ticket office upon arrival
  • Skip-the-line privileges are only available with the VIP Express Experience Admission Ticket option
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Vicki S wrote a review Dec 1
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We had arranged a visit NY but due to the rigid COVID-19 restrictions, we had to cancel the trip. We do realize that this was a 'no refund' event but my goodness. I emailed with no response. I would have appreciated an email of some sort. They made money off of us and we got
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 3 days ago
I am sorry to hear you did not hear a response from us. Guest service is a priority for us, and we work hard to ensure every guest need is met through our email inbox. We are happy to assist with rescheduling opportunities too! Please reach out to me directly at starca@esbonyc.com, as I would like to help provide resolution. -Steve
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debbiemoreno3 wrote a review Nov 2020
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Despite being to New York several times, This was our first time ever to Empire State Building. It was a great tour we recommend to anyone. You have some amazing views from the top observatory area and great picture settings big you want to make some great new memories this is
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your review, and for your kind words about our staff. We agree our view are the best, and our experiences unmatched! Thank you for visiting. -Steve
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rafrew wrote a review Sep 2020
Townsville, Australia94 contributions77 helpful votes
We were in New York City in October 2019 and were lucky enough to visit just after the new interactive displays on the 2nd floor were complete. These in itself are wonderful to see and shouldn't be skipped or hurried. After this we took the lift to the observation deck on the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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GRC wrote a review Sep 2020
San Antonio, Texas151 contributions69 helpful votes
We had seen stars go to the very top which I think is VIP admission but it was closed to us. I’ve been wanting to go since watching Sleepless in Seattle. It was exactly same with exception of King Kong. That was a nice surprise. He’s on one of the floors. (partially in the
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded Sep 9, 2020
Thank you for your review! We agree our experiences, including the King Kong exhibit, are the best. Thank you for visiting. -Steve
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Adi wrote a review Aug 2020
Cowbridge, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
With a global pandemic & no flights, they still refused to change my booking. 0/10 customer service.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Steven_Tarca, Guest Service Supervisor at Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
Responded Aug 29, 2020
Thank you for your review. I'd like to assist you with your booking order. Can you please reach out to me at starca@esbonyc.com? Thank you. -Steve
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About the operator

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Frankie S
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Helpful staff
Worth a visit and lots of information on the building before going up to the top. The staff were helpful and the sc
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mostamazingever
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Great landmark and museum
My entire party enjoyed the experience. From toddler to senior citizen. It was great! We only made it to the 86th
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CharlieT4276KL
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Simply great
Very few visitors over Thanksgiving. Friendly staff, gorgeous afternoon light. A timeless building not to miss!
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622kellyk
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Go to the very top of the Empire State
We loved the views from the outdoor observatory but, go to the new 102 floor observatory. A great perspective and v
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ober2lini
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Happy to See NY from the top!
Visiting form south America. We took a guided tour. The VIP Ambassador, Renita Edmond, was professional, welcoming
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Linda609
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Wonderful experience
Friendly, helpful staff. Building was beautiful and very clean. We went during COVID and the place was empty.... pe
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GAB711
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Great views!
My first trip to Empire State Building. It was a nice experience. The views from top are amazing. I went on Hallowe
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jenniferzermeo22
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Empire State
It was amazing ,the view is incredible , the staff was very friendly and the guy of the photos treat me very well
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101renal
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Must go place in NYC
Absolutely an amazing experience! We are New Yorkers who never had a chance to visit this place . Thanks to Renita
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OBbeachlovers
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Great VIP tour at the Empire State Building
This was an amazing tour, including skip the line, both the 86th and 102nd floor observation decks, and the celebri
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JosephZaf
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Highly Recommend
First off, the tour was absolutely stunning. Our VIP Ambassador was Renita Edmond, and she was amazing!! She was so
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Lordmonti53
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Great time at the Empire
Loved the history and inter action of the museum floors. The view is breath taking. Also loved the Big King Kong gr
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luisoviedo1205
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Excellent!!
Staff very kind and an amazing view!! ..the museum is verte interesting. The reservations are very easy to make
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mirrenk_7
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Once in a lifetime experince!
Expensive but worth it! For me this was most likely a once in a lifetime experience. I really enjoyed the exhibits
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kaholyo
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Blessing from God
Our VIP tour by Renita Edmond was absolutely MAGNIFICENT! She is a blessing! The absolute best! She’s been working
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Key Details
  • Empire State Building
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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