Empire State Building

Empire State Building, New York City: Hours, Address, Empire State Building Reviews: 4.5/5

Empire State Building
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
The Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Building. It rises 1,454 ft from ground to antenna & features the only 360 degree open-air vantage point of Midtown. The 86th & 102nd Fl Observatories are open daily, M-Th 1PM-10PM & F-Su 11AM-11PM. On a clear day you can see up to 6 states. The brand-new 2nd floor museum (included in all ticket options) offers guests 10,000 sq ft of interactive exhibits that invite visitors on a journey beginning from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. The 102nd Fl Obs features floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass elevator with sound & light experience. It is the jewel of NYC. All signage, audio & exhibits in the building are available in 9 languages. We offer free Wi-Fi. The 34th St Lobby entrance features a grand staircase with a 2-story architectural model of the bldg & a high-tech LED exhibit that celebrates lighting ceremonies performed by famous, celebrity guests. Express guests receive red carpet VIP treatment.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $45.73
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The area
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Neighborhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 34th St – Herald Square • 3 min walk
  • 33rd St • 5 min walk
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omarfrf
Cancun, Mexico1 contribution
Very interactive visit
Sep 2021
Last time I came was like 3 years ago. And this time they added new stuff, so the people can know more about the history of the building. Very interesting!
Written September 23, 2021
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tootaba366
1 contribution
Quite the experience
Sep 2021
It was awesome riding up to the 102 floor. I have to say that I did think it was a bit overpriced for what you got. Some of the docents were more knowledgeable than others and they should get their story straight on the cost of the penthouses you can see. Otherwise it was worth the experience. Glad we did it.
Written September 23, 2021
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Jim M
Washington, PA29 contributions
Checked off of my list
Sep 2021
We’ve been to NYC 5 times now and had never been up the Empire State. This was the right time to go, with our friends from ÇA.
You really need to go up to the 102nd floor, then walk around the building looking for Meg Ryan or Tom Hanks.
Go at sunset, but get there early so you don’t miss it !
Written September 23, 2021
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mikeob77
1 contribution
102 or Bust
Sep 2021
Iconic site if you go to NYC. Interior displays are very well done. Take your time and read about the amazing story of this building. Also, being outdoors on the 86th floor is something that most tall buildings don't allow. Don't miss the 102nd all glass level either. We saw a hawk flying around the top when we were there. Amazing!
Written September 23, 2021
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debt63NH
Salem, NH129 contributions
Feel like you are on top of the world!
Sep 2021
We pre-booked our tickets for the 86th floor. Due to off-season and limited travelers due to Covid - there were no crowds and everything was run smoothly! We were lucky enough to have a bright sunny day with some clouds that offered an amazing 360 view of NY city!
You can purchase tickets for the 102 floor as well but we opted for the 86th floor only due to price and the view. 86 floors allows you a high vantage point and you can still see details below. Whatever floor you chose, you will love it... take your time and enjoy the view from all sides!
Written September 23, 2021
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federicosanchez2021
Queretaro City, Mexico1 contribution
Very good experience
Sep 2021
Wow, Amazing building, history and views. I little expensive but it was worth it.
We have an incredible feeling being up there.
I recommend you all to visit the Empire State
Written September 23, 2021
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Bonnie S
2 contributions
AMAZING VIEWS AND WONDERFUL EXHIBITS
Sep 2021
Loved the view from inside and out. The exhibits were very informative and entertaining. We went to 86th floor, I can wait to go back and see 102nd. I would like to go back at night and see NYC all lit up.
Written September 22, 2021
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aefalvarado
1 contribution
Current Museum Focused on Culture over Building
Sep 2021 • Family
I visited the Empire State Building many years ago, around the time of the major energy efficiency retrofit, and the museum portion of the tour was at least 1/2 about the building and it’s construction. Today, that’s relegated to a single wall with limited (unexplained) construction documents, a time lapse video, and a 360 immersion experience of construction that’s sanitized to the point they may as well have had singing mice doing the work.

The rest is the buildings role in pop culture. Which, if you to take a picture with king Kong’s hands, is great, but it wasn’t what I wal looking to share with my kid.

The view from the 86th floor is still lovely, and the marble work in the elevators is fantastic, and upon exiting there’s a great view of the original Art Deco stone.
Written September 22, 2021
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OlG32742
Moraga, CA2 contributions
Timing was right
Sep 2021 • Family
No crowds, perfect weather, sunset,,, Undated museum definitely improved the experience. Absolutely zero waiting time mid September...
Written September 22, 2021
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cbhernandez40
1 contribution
9/11 20 Yr Anniversary Trip
Sep 2021 • Family
Overall a great experience. First time visit for my 11 yr son. His view from the top was memorable. You must book your experience all the way to the Top Floor 102!
Written September 17, 2021
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Empire State Building is open:
  • Mon - Thu 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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