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.
Beautiful view and a definite ' Must Do' when in New York
Make sure to pay the extra for Skip the Line tickets though as the normal queue is a couple of hours wait
Fast track is a must.
Saved loads of time.
We were at the top in fifteen minutes instead of a 3 hour wait in the queue.
The fasttrack is an absolute must have.
VERY crowded this time of year! It was worth every penny getting the express pass to the top! We did not have to wait in line at all! Got right to the top! Buy it! The views were awesome! A classic stop when you visit New York!
Very good and recommend the Express ticket were you jump all the queues.
Wow. We visited the Empire State Building at night and the views were stunning. We made use of the skip line tickets as it was very busy and it is well worth doing thus during holiday peak times.
Very well organized. Staff everywhere to help direct. Highly recommend express pass during peak times. Saved hours of waiting in line.
A very enjoyable tour. I pre booked the fast track tickets so we really didn't have to queue and kept moving swiftly through the building.Very efficient at getting people out. I liked that the lifts had people directing you. A beautiful building with amazing views. Don't miss this one. Thank you New York.
The express pass was worth every penny! Saved us about 3-4 hours in line!
This too was a great tour. We probably wouldn't have needed to pay extra for the express because there weren't many people in line. However, better safe than sorry!
loved visiting this fabulous Iconic building
fantastic views of New York
Would definitely recommend buying the express tickets as it saved us about 2hrs queing time
A must do when visiting NYC! We had express pass, which saved us some time as we went directly to the top and skipped elevator lines. Make sure to tell elevator attendants that you have the express pass if you pay for it. We did not go to the 102nd floor which costs $20 more. You can see all you need to form the 86th floor. Make sure to listen to the audio guide when outside. A great description of what you are looking at on each side of the building!
The day we visited the Empire State Building we really did not need the skip the line ticket because there were no lines. We were very impressed with our visit to this icon of American ingenuity! We loved all the views of NYC and the explainations we received via audio.
Fantastic tour, skip the line option was great and viator voucher holders don't need to exchange tickets, paper voucher works !!
Excellent view,only problem is that it gets really crowded on sunset,paid for the express pass it was worth every penny not to wait in the queue ,a must if visiting New York
I took one tour in New York and this was it. A bit cool on the top with the wind blowing, but the view is so worth it. Am glad I was bundled up. I went in the morning and it wasn't so crowded.
Our tickets were honored quickly and we skipped all the lines! The day was spectacular. Won't hesitate to use Viator again! Highly recommend.
Fantastic - you cannot go to New York without doing this iconic activity and this was probably the best value ticket we bought in advance. We wanted to see the sunset so went at 3.30pm and the queue was 3 hours long - skip the line tickets meant we were up on the 86th floor in about 10 minutes, so it was very worthwhile. If you plan to go late evening though or very early morning, the express tickets may not be worth paying for - certainly there's no queue at 10pm, but if you're going during the day, get these!!
You must use this skip the line offer. It takes hours off of your
sightseeing time. Only way to go to the Empire State Building
Seeing the city from the Observation Deck was better than I expected. I better appreciated the "skip the line option" after witnessing the lines.
This has to be the ONLY way to see the ESB! We went during the holidays. When we got there the line.... wow...L O N G. We, literally, walked into the building and had a private escort right to the top. Flashed our tickets and they opened the ropes for us. We had a private elevator up and down! People looked at us with looks that said, "Who are they?" We did this 'skip the line' thing at the Eiffel Tower as well. RECOMMEND IT FOR BOTH!