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.
Going up to the observation deck of the Empire State Building, to me is part of the quintessential experience of New York City. I went with my sisters, and each of them thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a terrific view with no haze or cloudiness. We got to see the city at dusk. The whole experience was simply AMAZING.
It's good to know that when I book something on line with an agency, six thousand miles from the attraction, things still go just like clockwork. No queuing, no problems. Well done! Thanks for helping, and at such reasonable prices, too,
It is one of those sites that you have to visit once in New York. Very hard to get a clear day so expect smog conditions through summer. great view of the new freedom tower and statue of liberty in the far right background.
it is quicker to walk the stairs if you are able to from the 80th to the 86th floor. It takes only 3-5 minutes compared to 20 minute wait for the elevator due to the crowds. Expect a crowd. It is very busy up there on the 86th floor.
The 86th floor observatory view was spectacular! I especially liked the audio tour and the personal observations of the Italian-American man speaking.
smooth trasnaction when we got tot he ESB. Whole experience was fantastic. What a view. Will definatley use you guys again!
For this tour there was not much of a tour. We just bought tkts ahead of time and that was a good idea.
We have always had good experiences with Viator.
What a beautiful view and exciting trip. Get there before 10:00 AM or otherwise purchasing the "Skip the line" feature is well worth the cost. There are winding lines around each corner and floor, be patient or spend the extra. Worth the time and cost.
been once before and could honestly say I would never ever get sick of seeing this amazing view!
Thank GOODNESS for the Skip the Line Tickets!!! We thoroughly enjoyed the views from the top of the Empire State Building - we booked the commentary too, which was really useful to get our bearings - and learn some interesting facts about New York as well. But if we hadn't booked the Skip the Line tickets I don't think we would have bothered - the poor people waiting in line must have spent HOURS queuing - honestly, there were literally hundreds of people hardly moving. I know my husband would definitely have lost patience way before we made it to the top! We told all the staff we had the special tickets every time there was a queue (which was the whole way up) and we were immediately whisked to the front of the line, straight into the next available lift - both going up and coming down. Everyone was very polite and we felt like Royalty - I bet the lines of people were SO jealous!! Definitely worth a visit, but only with Skip the Line tickets - thank you so much Viator!
Very good tour but it helped to do the skip the line tickets. We were very glad we did that.
Fabulous! Express pass is the ticket. I purchased the express pass for my visit last year, but was only put ahead of a couple of lines. This time was worth the money I paid...
This option is great for those who need to pack as much of New York City as possible into a small amount of time. The 'skip the line' is so fast. We were up on the observation deck in less than 10 minutes.
We had vouchers for Express tickets. The first employee said we had to wait in line to exchange them for the real tickets. We've asked another employee if that was really the case..and he fortunately he said no and we could skip all the lines! It was an amazing view up there. We went just at sunset, so we would be able to enjoy the view at daylight and night. I would recommend the Express tickets, they are worth the price!