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

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

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Overview

Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history.
  • Experience the views from the Empire State Building in the heart of NYC
  • Two key attractions for price of one: 86th-floor deck and 2nd-floor museum
  • Absorb the panoramas and chart the tower's history via immersive exhibits
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Admission to the Empire State Building
Access to 86th Floor Observatory
Access to second floor immersive exhibits
Free Wi-Fi on-site
Make your own way to the Empire State Library in central NYC every day of the year.

On arrival, head inside via the Observatory Entrance at 20 West 34th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. Pause here to take in the stunning Lobby, which boasts restored art deco ceiling murals and one of the most famous images of the building above the front desk. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the building to add to your experience.

At the entrance to the 2nd floor, pass through a security checkpoint, and explore the interactive exhibits that tell the story of the ESB's construction to its place in today's pop culture. Watch short film clips through telescopes, use the touch screens, and step into a simulation of an original elevator for a virtual ride to the building's 102nd floor. Then, head to the surround-sound theater to see film and TV clips that feature this iconic tower.

Next, ride the elevator to the redesigned 80th floor, where you'll find exhibitions on the ESB's lights and light shows; together with stunning augmented reality experiences delivered by classic binocular viewfinders.

The final elevator ride whisks you up to the 86th-floor Main Deck: home to the highest open-air observatory in New York, and located right in the heart of Manhattan. Enjoy the 360-degree views of New York and beyond—Central Park, the Hudson River, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and so much more.
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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.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Empire State Building
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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  • "Dusk offers most magnificent views of Manhattan, so try to time your visit accordingly." See review
  • "If you want to visit the Empire State Building buying this pass is a MUST." See review
  • "If you can pay extra to go all the at to the top." See review

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star-4
Viator deception in advertising
James_B
, Jul 2022
The staff were friendly and helpful. They made the experience memorable. DO NOT book through Viator! They lead you to believe you are paying for access to the 102nd floor observation deck. When you sorry, that is not true. Empire staff say that is an ongoing problem with Viator. Take the tour, just book through another agency!
star-4
Empire State Building
David_E
, Jul 2022
Be aware even though had advance tickets still had to queue so would recommend you get there early Otherwise it was excellent
star-4
Glad we did it!
Sam_L
, Jul 2022
It was all really interesting but my favourite part was the bit about the artist who drew the skyline from memory
star-5
Top of NY
Stacy_J
, Jun 2022
We loved the whole experience at the Empire State Building from the educational part to the view at the top!
star-5
Excellent evening
Karen_S
, Jun 2022
Sunset was gorgeous and we whipped past the line. Was a bit crowded on 86th observation deck. Even my teenaged kids thought it was great.
star-3
We had to visit as...
JamesM_C
, Jun 2022
We had to visit as tourists but it was rather disappointing. OK view and experience for $263 for 2 seniors and 4 kids age 11-14. Not great.
star-5
Bucket List Item
Heidi_D
, Jun 2022
Bucket List item checked off the list! This was probably the best experience we’ve had while in New York! 🥰 this opportunity and highly recommend!
star-5
Awesome at night
Tracy_B
, Jun 2022
From start to finish all was memorable. Polite workers, clear directions. No rushing through. Being there at night was well worth it! I'd recommend to anyone all ages!
star-5
Wonderful experience
Phillippa_A
, Jun 2022
Excellent presentation and experience. Well organised. Worth taking time to see all the exhibits. The views are amazing.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good Morning, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Empire State Building, please come again. Best Regards,
star-4
Sunset w/my honey
George_P
, Jun 2022
All the views were as amazing as the last time I was here…….sunset was awesome & the weather was perfect
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good Morning, The New York sunsets are beautiful and especially here at the Empire State Building. Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
star-5
Pleasant Experience
James_L
, Jun 2022
Pleasant experience! Enjoyed the museum part before going to the 80th and 86th floor. A lot has changed since we were here last 2015, the update has made the experience 10x better!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for choosing the Empire State Building, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are happy the experience made your visit even better this time around, please tell your friends.
star-1
Awful! Our tickets did...
Leigh_M
, Jun 2022
Awful! Our tickets did not register with the scanner and it took us over 1 hour for our reserved admission! Absolutely unacceptable!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good Afternoon, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit here at the Empire State Building. It sounds like your tickets came from a 3rd party vendor so we apologize on their behalf and hope once inside that you enjoyed the great experience that has made us the #1 attraction in the US and #3 in the World.
star-5
Texans in NY
Cassie_W
, Jun 2022
We really enjoyed this self-guided tour and there was so much to see! We were able to see everything in about 21/2 hours.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good Afternoon, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your VIP experience, please share with your family and friends. We hope to see you in the future.
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HORRIBLE
Liz_O
, Jun 2022
Due to Viator, our tickets did not work so we were unable to see the Empire State Building! Their customer service is far from anything helpful-they we’re unable to help us and are refusing to refund us for tickets that we were unable to use. HORRIBLE experience. Do not use this website for tickets!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good Afternoon, I do apologize for your unpleasant experience with our 3rd party vendor, I sincerely apologize on their behalf. Please come back and give us the opportunity to show you why we are the #1 attraction in the US and #3 in the World. I encourage you to purchase the tickets directly from out website so there are no issues. We hope to see you soon.
star-4
It was ok.
Ria
, Jun 2022
The view was nice. Been before and enjoyed it but now they took most of the historical feel out of it. Way to modernized. But was easy to move about.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good afternoon, Thank you for your feedback. We included our 2nd floor museum to showcase the history of the Empire State Building so I do hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the historical items presented there. We strive to "keep up with the times" while embracing the rich history of the building. Again thank you for your feedback and be well.
star-4
Top of the world!
Miguel_R
, Jun 2022
The 360 views of the city (all boroughs). There was some lack of direction on how to progress in the exhibit and where to go, but it all works out.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good Afternoon, We hope your enjoyed the wonderful views that the Empire State Building as to offer. The exhibit area is a free flowing area that allows guest to wander through at their leisure and take in the full experience of the history of the building. Again we hope you enjoyed the #1 attraction in the US AND #3 in the World.
star-4
Don't rush- lots of info on lower levels before the elevator.
Walter_O
, Jun 2022
Sunset entry went smooth with no lines (and not a good sunset unfortunately). Did not realize the 2nd floor walkthroughs were so rich as we were sort of almost whisked through - partly our own fault. Anyway, views fantastic, but didn't get enough of the history without a personal guide.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good Afternoon, I am sorry to hear that the sunset was not cooperating that day, hopefully you will visit us again to experience a better one. Once here please feel free to take in a more detailed walk through and enjoy the history of the Empire State Building.
star-5
Statue of Liberty Tour
Liv
, Jun 2022
This is a really great experience to bring friends, family, and other loved ones! Really enjoyed the whole thing. Our tour guide, Maya, was really thorough in explaining the history of both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and made it really fun to learn about the historic monuments. This really is a great event to invest in!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good Afternoon, I am glad you enjoyed your Statue of Liberty Tour. I do hope that you made time to visit the Empire State Building which is the #1 attraction in the US and the # 3 in the World. If you haven't what are you waiting for, we hope to see you soon.
star-5
Really help who are first...
Asha_C
, Jun 2022
Really help who are first time Tour they really respect Guest Reasonable price Definitely recommend it
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good Afternoon, I am happy to see that you enjoyed your visit. Our sunsets are magical, please come visit us again to experience.
star-5
Wonderful
Jacquelynn_B
, Jun 2022
It was amazing until we reached the 80th floor clouds came down and so on that was disappointing.! Thank you
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Good Afternoon, I am so sorry to hear that you did not get a chance to see the wonderful views from the 80/86th floor. Please come back and visit us so you can experience why we are the #1 attraction in the US and #3 in the World.

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