Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the NY SKYRIDE and Empire State Building Observatory. 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.
If you go to New York you will go up the Empire State Building so please use this tour ,its a fast track to the top plus no waiting and it includes the SKYRIDE
I ejoyed the SKYRIDE. I say its very worth it...plus you get to skip that long line to go upstairs. I am a native New Yorker...and this was great!
Our family loved the Empire State Building. My wife is frightened of heights but we encouraged her to go to the top and then out onto the outside platform - she loved it in fact thought it was the best thing we did in New York. We did the ESB in the morning having visited Top of the Rock the previous evening. It was great to do them at different times as you get a different perspective. Great views from TOTR too particularly seeing ESB lit up. We also booked NY Skyride. You ride this before going up the ESB and get a 'helicopter' style ride over NYC with a Kevin Bacon commentary. The ride and area are undergoing a refurbishment and it does need upgrading. The ride did allow us to avoid the queues to go up the ESB but I wouldn't bother booking it again unless the refurb provides a significant improvement. That said ESB was marvellous with views right across the city with the one looking South towards the Statue of Liberty particularly impressive. The gift shop was also very good. When in New York, you must do the ESB!!!
A great starting point to introduce visitors to NYC . It gave us a great layout and view of NYC and assisted us greatly in getting our bearings and enjoy the rest of our holiday. Geoff Walsh Melbourne Australia
Very good. But, it's time to make it so you don't have to print if you don't want. Smart Phones should be enough. Great though and easy.
Fantastic views, well worth the money, the views were memorable.
This tour was very enjoyable. The New York Skyride was a lot of fun. Our 10 year old granddaughter had a great time. She also enjoyed the spectacular views from the top of the Empire State Building. The beautiful weather made it that much more enjoyable.
The sky-ride was good fun. Suitable for all ages. View from Empire state were amazing, although the observatory deck was quite full we did manage to get some good pictures. It was well organised from start to finish.
We enjoyed our tour. We did the sky ride and went up to the 86th floor which we found to be a really good view of the city. We recommend this tour.
Lines were short, Skyride was exciting for two 13 year-old boys and their grandparents, observatory was crowded but upgrade to higher floor provided plenty of views of NYC. A good half-day experience for all.