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Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck

Overview
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is the World’s Most Famous Building. Our 86th Floor Observation Deck, open daily, offers the highest 360 degree open-air vantage point in New York City and on a clear day, you can see up to six states–New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Immerse yourself in the Empire State Building story on your way to the top. Located on the 2nd and 80th floors, exhibits are open to all ticket holders.

Choose to upgrade to the Skip-the-Line ticket to make your way down the red carpet and skip all the lines on your way to the Main Deck. Experience the convenience of an expedited journey to the top of the building.

For the ultimate experience, upgrade to include the observatory on the 102nd Floor. Take your New York City experience higher. Our reimagined 102nd floor offers unmatched, floor-to-ceiling views stretching up to 80 miles on a clear day.

City: New York City
Thu 22 Feb
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Starting at $47.91
Thu 22 Feb
Starting at $47.91
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What's Included
Free Wi-Fi on-site
Access to second floor immersive exhibits
Access to 86th Floor Observatory
Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line Express Ticket and/or 102nd Deck
Admission to the Empire State Building
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Meeting point
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New York City
20 West 34th Street
This voucher is your ticket & can be scanned directly at the turnstile on your mobile device - NO NEED TO VISIT TICKET WINDOW. No refunds due to weather conditions, length of line or wait times.

Masks are optional for all guests at the Empire State Building Observatory Experience. For guest comfort, Observatory staff is fully vaccinated and will continue to wear masks.

Important Note:
• Everyone must go through the security check when entering the building
• No glass or bottles are permitted to be taken to the Observatory
• Cameras and camcorders are allowed, but no tripods
• You can ONLY bring carry-on-size bags and backpacks
• There are no rooms to check coats, packages, baggage or suitcases, so please don't bring them to the Observatory
End point
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
  • Infant tickets for children 0-5 years are free and can be picked up at the ticket office upon arrival
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Masks are optional for all guests at the Empire State Building Observatory Experience. For guest comfort, Observatory staff is fully vaccinated and will continue to wear masks.
What To Expect
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Empire State Building
Experience the views at the center of it all. Set in the heart of Midtown Manhattan with unmatched vistas of New York City and a panorama that stretches across six states. Immerse yourself in the Empire State Building story on your way to the top. Located on the 2nd and 80th floors, exhibits are open to all ticket holders. You may proceed directly to the turnstile with your voucher.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (1000)
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Samuel_B
Dec 2022
Service provides tickets only. NO TOUR. Building was very impressive. view is spectacular. Wear warm clothing. It’s windy.
martygood
Dec 2022
Two major issues: First - the express tickets BYPASS THE MUSEUM !!!!! We didn't realize this until we followed signs to express - went up to 80th observatory and was told the museum is downstairs. When I was here several years ago it was displays along the wall on the 80th - but I guess they changed it. We tried to go back down but you have to go against people traffic and it was not possible. This should be fully explained on the ticket - but of course it is not. Second issue is the "optional upgrade to skip-the-line" AND 102nd deck - okey dokey - so where exactly do you exercise this option ??? I thought I bought the deluxe ticket which included everything and it was skip the line but not 102nd floor. I still don't know how to add the 102nd floor - so be careful when buying your ticket - i'm sure it's there somewhere - i just didn't see i.t
David_R
Dec 2022
The view from the top was breathtaking. I liked all the information and photos and how it shows you the building being built

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