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NYC: Empire State Building Morning or Night Entry Ticket

NYC: Empire State Building Morning or Night Entry Ticket

From US$ 69.68 per person

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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  • 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
Full description
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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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
    • 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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 111 reviews

    Review summary

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    Great views despite being a bit cloudy. Nice touch having heaters outside as it was really windy. Obviously more popular than Top of the Rock during the day as the queues were huge, took about 30 mins to get in, then started to flow ok, but got stuck again at King Kong for 20 min (probably just to limit the number of people outside, but no explanation at the time). Went back in the evening and no queue at all, straight up to the top. Fantastic night-time views over the city and beyond. Beware the printed photo offered is the only background, if you want others, you have to buy the digital download package

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    February 20, 2020

    Very good impression on the empire, go up in the morning not crowded and in the evening after 9pm very close to the hotel where we were careful the elevator drops you off at the 80th floor you do yaaouu !! and you take pictures but you have windows on this floor, then after that you go up to the 86th floor and it is better to take your pictures from there because you no longer have the windows which can spoil your pictures a bit. To do absolutely

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    February 4, 2020

    Have been in it both during the day and at night. Enjoyed the beautiful view. Unfortunately you cannot take beautiful photos at night. Very disappointing. The information displays and the lamps reflect in the windows. It is very easy to solve by installing light-shielding screens at night. Very friendly staff.

    January 27, 2020

    Product ID: 120557