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Empire State Building Tours and Tickets

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The world's tallest building from 1931 to 1977, the Empire State Building is topped with a stepped Art Deco pinnacle that's floodlit at night and boasts holiday and commemorative colors throughout the year. After admiring the mosaics in the Art Deco lobby, take an elevator ride to the 86th or 102nd floor and get ready to drink in astounding 360-degree views from this iconic skyscraper observatory.

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9am-9pm (hours vary daily)
20 West 34th Street, New York City, New York, 10118
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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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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.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.91
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US$47.91

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both the Staten Island Ferry and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a one-trip Ferry ride for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 9 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
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US$129.00
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.99
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Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

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As day turns to night, it's easy to see how New York City earned its City That Never Sleeps moniker. See the Big Apple in the light and dark with a day and night admission ticket to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building—the highest observatory in New York City. Beat the lines by arriving with your daytime ticket, valid between 11am and 7:59pm, for 360-degree views of the iconic Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Then, return between 8pm and 10pm for spectacular views of New York by night.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Dinner Cruise

New York Dinner Cruise

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Get a totally different and exciting perspective on New York: from a fun dinner cruise that floats around New York Harbor and Manhattan offering stunning views of the city and some of the world's most famous landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire State Building. Indulge in a delicious buffet dinner and then groove to the onboard DJ'ed music being spun. Add this dinner cruise to your New York itinerary today!
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  • 3 hours
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

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See the highlights of New York City from the water on this sightseeing cruise along the Hudson River. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much as possible and avoid waiting in traffic, this cruise offers views of the Manhattan skyline, One World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building, plus close-ups of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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New York City at Night Bus Tour

New York City at Night Bus Tour

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Experience New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ magically lit up after dark during this guided evening tour of the city by bus. Begin with a short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous High Line Park, then hop on a bus for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and take a short walk through Grand Central Terminal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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With the New York Explorer Pass by Go City you get access to your favorite 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions or tours, from over 95 things to do, and save up to 40% (compared to buying individual attraction tickets). Admire sweeping views from the Empire State Building Observatory, Top of the Rock, Edge and One World Observatory. See the city from a Hop on Hop off Bus, or take a Sightseeing Cruise. There's something for everyone! Create your own itinerary and sightsee the Big Apple at your own pace - you have up to 60 days to use your pass. Use the included digital guide to plan your trip and check which activities require advanced reservations, then show your pass on your mobile device at the entrance. What's more, your pass is valid for 2 years from purchase date, and only activates with your first visit, so you don't have to worry if your travel plans need to change.
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  • 60 days
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New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State Building Admission

New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State Building Admission

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New York City is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, but taking in the highlights can be daunting. With this hop-on-hop-off tour, admire the most famous sights in the city without getting footsore or having to navigate public transportation. Relax on an open-top sightseeing bus to admire Times Square, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty and enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the Empire State Building.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

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See the attractions that interest you in New York City with this Sightseeing Flex Pass. Select the number of attractions you want to visit (from two to 12) and use your pass to gain access at any time within 30 days. More than 100 NYC attractions and activities are available to choose from, such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck.
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  • 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Your New York adventure just got easier, and less expensive, with this all-inclusive pass that gives you access to more than 100 things to do. From the Big Apple's most iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty Ferry, and 9/11 memorial, to the hidden gems and tours with locals. Your New York Pass includes a few extra perks at many locations, including discounts at gift stores, as well as a digital guide to help plan your itinerary. • Choose between a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 10-day New York Pass® • Save money compared to buying individual tickets at the gate • See and do as much as you like each day • Browse the digital guide for insider tips as well as entry requirements for each attraction before you go • Show your pass on your mobile device to be scanned at each attraction or tour Your pass is valid for 2 years from purchase date until first activation. After your first visit the pass is valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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New York Premier Lunch Cruise
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New York Premier Lunch Cruise

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Forget trying to snag a reservation at New York's hot restaurant du jour. Don't wait in line at a popular eatery, either. Instead, indulge in a delicious lunch during this 2-hour cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set lunch by the on-board executive chef.
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  • 2 hours
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

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Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this helicopter ride in Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight of one of the world's most iconic cities.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

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This custom sightseeing tour on the Hudson River is designed for photographers and tourists alike. Travel on the same media boat that news photographers use to cover breaking stories, and view more than 40 iconic sights—including the New York City skyline—from unique vantage points. The captain’s narration provides a comprehensive overview of New York Harbor, with close-up views of landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty Ferry

New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty Ferry

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With a 1-day Big Bus ticket to New York City, you can follow two hop-on hop-off routes—downtown and uptown. In addition, gain entry to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building and enjoy convenient transport service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty National Monument via round-trip ferry. Rather than booking separately, save time and money with one ticket. - Board a hop-on hop-off Big Bus at any stop along two routes - Explore the sights of downtown and uptown Manhattan - Admission ticket to the Empire State Building observation deck included - Travel round-trip by ferry to Ellis Island and Liberty Island
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Lunch Cruise
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New York Lunch Cruise

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Relax on a comfortable boat as it cruises around New York Harbor and Manhattan on this relaxing 2-hour afternoon cruise that includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and DJ'ed music. Get great views and a different perspective on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. And indulge in the delicious buffet lunch wile doing it. Upgrade the afternoon to receive a welcome glass of champagne in a souvenir glass, a table for your party size, and access to a platinum open bar.
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New York Greenwich Village walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours
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New York Greenwich Village walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours

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New York City has been known for its yummy food for centuries, but if you don’t know Greenwich Village well, you might pass up some of the city’s most delicious dishes. This New York secret food tour lets you sample a mix of doughnuts, New York-style pizza, cupcakes, bagels, and more, so you can get a taste for the rich history of this historic NYC area.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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NYC Night Bus Tour, from Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge

NYC Night Bus Tour, from Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge

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Watch New York City come to life after dark on an evening coach tour by double-decker bus, and follow an exciting route through the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s highlights. See Times Square’s towering lights and capture unforgettable images of the Empire State Building’s bright spire, then continue through the bustling streets to the Manhattan Bridge. Enjoy recorded narration throughout the tour, learn about New York’s colorful history, and hear about life in a city that never sleeps.
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  • 2 hours
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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Avoid the mobs of people sightseeing on land, and opt for this Manhattan architecture yacht cruise instead. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as soda.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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The Superhero Walking Tour of New York

The Superhero Walking Tour of New York

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Visit the New York City film locations from major Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Batman’ and ‘Spider-Man,’ as well as real-life comic locations, on this guided, 2-hour superhero walking tour. Comic books and superheroes were invented in New York in the 1930s, and the city continues to influence the genre in modern-day comics and films. Visit landmarks like the New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, the Flatiron Building and Marvel’s headquarters on this exciting adventure.
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  • 2 hours
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 17 to 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour

New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour

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There are few places that feel more festive than New York during Christmastime. Soak up its holiday spirit on this New York sightseeing tour, including stops at the Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Snap photos in front of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, admire the festive window displays of Fifth Avenue stores, and browse stalls in the magical Bryant Park holiday market.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Empire State Building hours of operation?
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Empire State Building hours of operation: 9am-9pm (hours vary daily). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Empire State Building tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Empire State Building can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Empire State Building 2023?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Empire State Building costs USD 47.91. Guided Empire State Building tours start around USD 47.91 per person.