4.5 star rating: Recommended 1791 Reviews

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The ability to skip question was such a time saver! We never had to wait for anything. Make sure to stop at the VIP experience kiosk before getting in line for security. You need a wrist band to identify that you are VIP.

Beautiful views from the observation deck. This is a must see if you are heading to NYC.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Self guided tour and glad we didn't have to wait in those long lines.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Fast track tickets are a must if in New York for the first time and want to explore most of the city! It was easy and fast, no queuing. The view was amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Only one word Fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

It was great and when we were there we had the opportunity to go all the way to the top!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

One of the best things I have ever done. Recommended to purchase the VIP pass to skip the lines. Excellent organisation all round

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

excellent experience. a must if you are in NYC. the express line was worth the extra .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was our second trip to NYC but our first visit to the Empire State building. We took the audio tour which was very informative. We then took the lift to the observation deck and wow what a view. the weather was hot and sunny and we could see for miles. Even though it was busy we took lots of photos and would highly recommend this trip. We are planning another trip but this time considering doing a night time visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Fast easy worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Had a great evening at the Empire State Building, was definitely worth a visit. Would suggest if you are pushed for time that the VIP option was worth while. We arrived, skipped the queues and were at the top within 10minutes. One lady said they had waited for 2 hours!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We choose skip the line and it was well worth the extra. the staff were very friendly especially when they saw the skip the line wrist bands!
we also went on the skyride but it was a little bit dull.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

After waiting in line for a hour I decided to buy the no line passes. The lines were so long. I would suggest paying the extra money and buy the no line passes. It was wonderful walking passed everyone in line.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Totally worth the Skip the Line option! We were up to the 86th floor in minutes! Did not have to wait in any lines at all....felt very VIP.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We went to the 102 floor for an extra 20 -- doesn't look much different. We also did the top of the Rock which was much less crowded and also beautiful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

The view was beautiful! We went there after 11pm. The lines were also relatively short.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

If you've never done it before it's well worth the visit. We were lucky joined the queue mid afternoon didn't take long before we were admiring the,views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

We were there Saturday morning,no lines .We were in and out in less then an hour.The people outside were trying to sell express passes and lied that time to the top was over an hour.Great experience , spectacular view ,nice weather.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

We bought Express line for vip, it was a blessing. You skip all wait kines, you do not need to wait in ticket lines , do not need to wait in elevators line at 80 th, 86 th floors, and do not need to wait in lines for going down. Please make ask for Vip lines, if you find yoyse,f in lines. Vip, does not need wait in lines. Even you do not wait for security lines, they will put you to the security without a wait. Highly recommend. It saves you hours for those lines wait. The evening views are wonderful....a lot of pictures

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This was awesome!! Worth every penny!! Got there at the right time-not to long of a wait.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Having been to the Empire State building before getting the Skip the Line Tickets made it an enjoyable experience. We breezed past others and felt like royalty. Would highly recommend people to spend a little more and do this. We also with shortly after the building opened in the morning and at that time did see the regular line building.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Wonderful experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

It was great! And, by buying through you, we weren't ripped off by the street people selling tickets to the Empire State Building with all their comments about how we were going to stand in lines for over 45 minutes , etc. I will definitely use your site in the future as your promises met my expectations and....we waited in line for approximately 5 five minutes!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The Skip the line option is definitely the way to go. It took significant time off waiting to get to the top. VIP treatment all the way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

It was great we had 5 in our group and it went very smoothly. The not waiting was great and worth the extra money. I will recommend it to my friends.

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