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NYC: Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Ascend to the 86th floor for incredible panoramic views across 6 states from the highest 360-degree open-air vantage point in New York City. Skip all the lines by choosing the Express Ticket Option.
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy 360-degree unobstructed views of New York City from the 86th floor Observation Deck - located in the very heart of NYC
  • Upgrade to the Express Ticket option, skip all the lines and enjoy the red carpet treatment
  • Experience two attractions for the price of one – the Observation Deck on the 86th Floor and the Interactive Museum on the 2nd Floor
  • Admire the architecture of the Empire State Building, including the newly designed Art Deco lobby and Observatory entrance featuring a grand staircase
  • Learn from a complimentary self-guided tour in 9 languages with a free app
Full description
Choose between a General Admission ticket and the Express Ticket option. General Admission allows you to skip the ticket purchase line, whilst the Express Ticket option gives you an upgraded VIP experience. With an Express Ticket you'll be able to skip all lines, including the ticket purchase line, security line and the elevator lines that take you up and down.

The New Empire State Building Experience not only gives you access to the legendary New York City landmark, allowing you to soar 1,054 foot (320 meters) high and enjoy magnificent 360-degree open-air views of New York City and beyond.

You'll also see Grand Staircase with a two-story architectural model of the building and newly renovated interactive galleries that take you on an incredible journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. Explore the site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Modern Marvel, Otis Elevators, World’s Most Famous Building, King Kong, and Celebrity exhibits. The 80th Floor also features a range of exciting artistic exhibits. Be sure to see the building's iconic Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby.

The Empire State Building's 86th Floor Observation Deck is the highest 360-degree open-air observatory in New York, outfitted with heaters to keep the cold at bay. The Empire State Building is more than a spectacular view - it is the most Instagrammed landmark in the USA.

Your entrance also includes a downloadable multimedia experience, available in 9 languages. This app also includes videos, image galleries, quizzes, and maps showing nearby points of interest. Be sure to see the building's iconic Art Deco Fifth Avenue lobby as you exit this remarkable building
Includes
  • General or skip the line ticket depending on option selected
  • Access to the 86th Floor Observation Deck
  • Access to new interactive immersive galleries
  • Access to a two-story architectural model of the building
  • Art Deco Lobby
  • Downloadable Multimedia App featuring Audio Guide in 9 languages
  • Free WiFi in the building
  • State of the art air purification system that regulates the air quality

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Glass objects
Know before you go
• Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, exhibit components that require close facial contact have been disabled
• All guests must pass through airport-style security to access the Observatory. Please avoid glass items, sports equipment, marking instruments (paint/markers) & any packages/luggage
• The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant and is wheelchair-accessible. Service dogs, motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted
• Free entry for children under 5 years old

From US$ 45.73 per person

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