We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-736-3100
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$37.00*
and up
Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
More Info
US$159.00*
and up
Viator Exclusive: Empire State Building Experience - Top Deck Express Pass...
More Info
US$30.99*
and up
Statue of Liberty Express Cruise
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
The world-famous Empire State Building offers unobstructed panoramic views of New York City and beyond from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Our 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks offer the two highest vantage points in New York City. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building is the World's Most Famous Office Building. Named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, the Empire State Building is one of New York City's top tourist destinations. On a clear day, you can see up to five states from our Observation Decks - New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Guests can enjoy our outdoor viewing area on our open-air 86th floor Observatory, or our indoor climate-controlled viewing areas on the 86th and 102nd floors. We recently launched our new Multimedia Experience as well, which guides visitors through the extraordinary exhibits and breathtaking views with additional depth on the building's history in eight languages - including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean. The Empire State Building aims to provide entertainment for guests of all ages. Bringing children? Have their picture taken with King Kong himself on our 80th floor from Thursdays through Mondays (12 p.m. until 9 p.m.). Celebrating a first date or an anniversary? Enjoy romantic tunes from our saxophone player from 9 p.m. until midnight every Thursday through Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased through our website. Our celebrated tower lights are often illuminated to commemorate holidays, events and special causes. In the Fall of 2012, we upgraded our tower lighting system from floodlights to one-of-a-kind LED tower lights. The state-of-the-art system allows customized lighting capabilities from a palette of over 16 million colors! To watch some of our recent light shows, visit our YouTube page. Reigning as the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1970, the Empire State Building is known for its distinct Art Deco style. Construction of the renowned icon only took one year and 45 days, and logged more than 7 million man hours. This is the fastest construction to date for a project of its scale. Additionally, from classics like An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle to recent hits such as Oblivion and Elf, our place in pop culture has been solidified since our early days. In fact, over 200 movies and TV shows have featured the Empire State Building in them!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“express pass” (1,034 reviews)
“observation deck” (3,357 reviews)
“new york” (8,057 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
350 Fifth Avenue, Between 33rd and 34th Streets, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Midtown
CONTACT
Website
+1 212-736-3100
Ways to Experience Empire State Building
from US$37.00
More Info
from US$159.00
More Info
from US$30.99
More Info
from US$53.25
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (70,903)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"express pass"
in 1,034 reviews
"observation deck"
in 3,357 reviews
"new york"
in 8,057 reviews
"empire state"
in 3,040 reviews
"top of the rock"
in 2,993 reviews
"vip tickets"
in 512 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 639 reviews
"audio tour"
in 511 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 480 reviews
"statue of liberty"
in 589 reviews
"central park"
in 649 reviews
"floor"
in 9,858 reviews
"elevator"
in 4,127 reviews
"esb"
in 2,747 reviews
"nyc"
in 6,330 reviews
"security"
in 2,400 reviews
"passes"
in 702 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 45,877 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Don't waste your money on express passes to the Empire State Building, We had to find the worker who was suppose to issue the express wrist bands, we had to climb 6 flights of stairs to get to the observation deck. Express service is suppose...More

Thank Trina B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Ive been to NYC many a time but never wanted to pay the money to go to the top. I went to NYC with my daughter and we decided it was time to see it. We both loved seeing the city on each floor. I...More

Thank sosodom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Each time I have been to NY I tried to make time to visit this iconic building. I am never tired to see it and it is so beautfiul at night. It is everything writers say, movies show and reviewers like me write about and...More

Thank Caroline R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went Friday afternoon and it wasn't crowded at all, we did non VIP and just the main observation deck. Really enjoyed the main indoor museum with pictures and facts, just enough to learn all you needed to know about the building. We went Friday at...More

Thank SG_MD2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing story behind this amazing building. You can see everything from the 86th floor. You can also find the particulars of how and when the building was constructed and the cost. Well worth the price. Went in the day and the night.

Thank Sherie T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spectacular views from an iconic building! Used a New York City Pass with zero issues. Went in the late evening and still took more time to funnel thru ines and checkpoints than one could ever imagine so allow plenty of time. We were given opportunity...More

Thank Lisa R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an American icon. I think every American should visit NYC and everyone that does should come to ESB there is so much history to learn and the battle between them and the Chrysler Building for the tallest was very interesting. Also take a...More

Thank James C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

I have been visiting the Empire State Building for the past sixty years. Over that period of time, protective barriers, and even taller buildings have diminished the view. Save your money and your time and go to the "Top of the Rock" at Rockefeller Center....More

Thank Marc A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

worth going and would have been upset if we had not went. it is a must see for anyone that goes to NYC.

Thank 831lindabarnes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visit this Art Deco jewel for the art and architect as well as the view. Romantic day or night excursion !

Thank sbow56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 480 hotels in New York City
La Quinta Inn & Suites Manhattan
2,729 reviews
.10 km away
nyma, the New York Manhattan Hotel
2,906 reviews
.13 km away
The Gregory Hotel New York
767 reviews
.15 km away
YourStay MidTown Apartments
52 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Restaurants
STATE Grill and Bar
210 reviews
.02 km away
Foley's Pub & Restaurant
259 reviews
.05 km away
BCD Tofu House
191 reviews
.09 km away
Starbucks
265 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Manhattan Skyline
18,375 reviews
.01 km away
Via Aquarium
23 reviews
.11 km away
Best New York Tours
42 reviews
.07 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lizka B
1 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Lizka B., Thank you for your inquiry! Please note, you do still need to wait in the ticketing line in order to present your New York Pass to our ticketing booth so they may provide you with a voucher for your visit. We... More
0
Votes
Nero M
21 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Reneetravels2 | Reviewed this property |
As another traveler said we went at night in December & didn't have a long wait at all. I bought the jump the line pass & wouldn't have needed it. The longest wait was going through security. As mentioned above it is like... More
1
Vote
Mary B
4 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Empire_State_Bldg | Property representative |
Hi Mary B. Thank you for your inquiry. The New York CityPass includes general admission entry to the 86th-floor Observatory, plus bonus same-night general admission after 10 p.m. Please note you will need to get in line for... More
2
Votes
;