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  • Address: 350 Fifth Avenue 10118, USA
  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 2am
  • Admission: Adults: US$18 - $41

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Empire State Building

It has its rivals, but when most people say the words 'New York observation deck' and 'skyscraper', the 102-story Empire State Building immediately springs to mind. 

The world's tallest building from 1931 to 1977, the iconic skyscraper is topped with a stepped Art Deco pinnacle that's floodlit at night and boasts holiday and commemorative colors throughout the year - green for St Patricks Day, red and pink for Valentine's Day, red and green for Christmas.

After admiring the Art Deco mosaics in the lobby, ride the elevator to the 86th or 102nd floors and get ready to drink in those astounding 360-degree views. The 86th-floor observatory is 1,050 feet (320 m) high, and if you pay a little extra you can visit the more intimate, enclosed observatory on the 102nd floor at 1,224 feet (373 m).

Practical Info

The Empire State Building is on Fifth Avenue at W 33rd and 34th Streets. The queues are legendary, so purchasing an express pass is a good idea if time is tight. The express elevator takes under a minute to soar to the 86th floor. The closest subway is 34th Street/Penn Station or Herald Square.

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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets, New York City, null
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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets

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The must see for any visitor to New York City, the World’s Most Famous Building is on every list for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor ...  Read more

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Viator Exclusive: Empire State Building Experience - Top Deck Express Pass & STATE Grill and Bar ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Empire State Building Experience - Top Deck Express Pass & STATE Grill and Bar Dinner

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NYC It All: 4-in-1 Sightseeing Pass

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NYC In A Day including Empire State Building Statue of Liberty West Village High Line and Wall ... 
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NYC In A Day including Empire State Building Statue of Liberty West Village High Line and Wall Street

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New York Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Tour, New York City, City Tours
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Enjoy great views of New York City's major attractions on this double-decker bus tour, a pleasant and convenient way to sightsee. Hop on a comfortable ...  Read more

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

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Private New York Christmas Tour with Driver and Guide, New York City, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Private New York Christmas Tour with Driver and Guide

Soak up the sights, lights, decorations, store windows and old-fashioned holiday markets on this private tour of New York City during Christmastime. From the ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Philadelphia to New York City Private Day Trip, Philadelphia, Christmas
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Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Full Day City Tour of New York City From Boston, Boston, Custom Private Tours
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Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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New York International Sightseeing Cruise, New York City, City Tours
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Location: New York, New York
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Brooklyn Bridge and Big Apple Highlights Twilight Bike Tour, New York City, Day Cruises
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Brooklyn Bridge and Big Apple Highlights Twilight Bike Tour

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The Big Apple is justifiably famous for its night life and night lights. This evening bike tour is a unique opportunity to see the city’s brightness at ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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