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.
Visit: Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001
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 to the Empire State Building
Access to 86th Floor Observatory
Access to second floor immersive exhibits
Free Wi-Fi on-site
Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line Express Ticket and/or 102nd Deck
Entry/Admission – Empire State Building
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
Regularly sanitized 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.
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