Visit the Empire State Building, one of the most recognizable and iconic landmarks in the world. Miraculously erected during The Great Depression, the building itself serves as a symbol of hope, perseverance, and prosperity for many who travel to NYC to see it.
The only thing more spectacular than looking up at the Empire State Building from the streets of New York City is heading up to its 86th floor at 1,050-feet above ground and stepping out into the observation area to look out at 360-degrees of "the greatest city in the world" — a must do for any first timer in NYC.
Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building Experience is so much more than just a view. Embark on a journey through one of the most famous landmarks in the world, where you will experience a newly restored Art Deco lobby and murals, the historical Dare to Dream exhibit, and Sustainability Exhibit. Your visit will conclude at the most iconic 360-degree open-air observation deck in all of NYC – The Empire State Building’s 86th Floor Observatory Deck. Feel the heart of NYC!
Tips for Visitors:
After first going through security, there are two modes of entry with your Build Your Own Pass:
If using a printed pass, present your Build Your Own admission pass page directly at the turnstile. The bar code at the bottom of the page will be scanned at the turnstile for entry. You do not need to wait in the box office line.
If using your Build Your Own Pass on your mobile device, present your mobile device at any of the six windows at the box office. Once scanned at box office, no need to scan the pass at the ESB turnstile.
Note: please have passes for each member of your party ready to be scanned when you visit each attraction.
Everyone must go through the security check when entering the building. No glass or bottles may be taken to the Observatory. Cameras and camcorders are allowed, but no tripods. Only carry-on size and style bags (suitcases, backpacks, duffle bags, luggage, etc.) are permitted. The Observatory does not have a coat check, package, baggage check or holding area, so please do not bring non-carry-on style luggage to the Observatory.
Tip: Visit the website to see in real time how long it will take to travel through the Empire State Building Experience - which includes the Sustainability and Dare to Dream exhibitions - and arrive on the 86th floor Observation Deck.
NEW MULTIMEDIA APP – Enhance your experience to the Empire State Building with the Official Guide App. The app serves as your own personal tour guide, taking you all the way from the ground floor to the 360° open-air views of the Observation deck. Download it for free from the App Store or Google Play. Available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.
Included Extra: Hand held audio tour is included (available in 10 different languages).