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Empire State Building: AM/PM Experience Ticket

Product ID: 120557
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Experience New York's highest open-air observatory twice in one day to feel the true pulse and romance of 24-hour Manhattan. Visit once in the daytime for endless views under the sun, and then again that same night - this time with sparkling city lights.
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Duration 45 minutes
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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
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  • Take in the whole Empire State Building Experience during the day, and again that same night (after 9 or 10 PM)
  • Look out on New York City, the city that never sleeps, from 1,454 feet above the bustling streets below
  • See panoramic daytime views of up to six states from the surrounding open-air promenade or from the climate controlled viewing galleries
  • Enjoy the romance of Manhattan at night, with breath-taking views of it's sparkling array of lights
  • Skip the ticket office line with your barcoded ticket
  • Download the free multilingual app
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Soaring 1,454 feet (443 meters) above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is one of the world's most famous buildings. The 86th Floor Observation Deck, open daily from 8 AM-2 AM, offers the highest 360-degree open-air vantage point in New York City. On a clear day, you can see up to six states — New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

With this day and night ticket, experience the city from the 360-degree, open-air observatory both under the sun and the sparkling city lights the same night. Guests will also have access to the brand-new Observatory Experience complete with 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) of interactive exhibits that invite you on a journey beginning with the building's construction to its current place in pop culture.

The night ticket is redeemable after 9 PM or 10 PM, depending on the date selected.
  • Access to the 86th Floor Observation Deck twice in one day - once during the day, and again after 9 PM or 10 PM that same night
  • Free multimedia app
  • Barcoded ticket - allowing you to skip the ticket office line
  • Free WiFi in the building
  • Access to the new second floor immersive exhibits
  • State of the art air purification system that regulates the air quality
  • Booking fees
  • Sales tax

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Meeting point

Enter through the main entrance on 5th Avenue.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, exhibit components that require close facial contact have been disabled
• The first entry (morning visit) must take place anytime after 8 AM, the second entry (night) must take place anytime after 8:00 PM
• Both visits must be completed on the same day
• This ticket is only available on certain days outside of peak holiday times, see the calendar for details
• All guests must pass through the security line to access the Observatory
• The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant and is wheelchair-accessible, service dogs and motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted
• 102nd Floor Observatory upgrade

From US$ 66.41 per person

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