New York's famous Empire State Building, a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. The Observatory located on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet (320 meters) above the city's bustling streets, offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade. Since the Observatory opened to the public in 1931, almost 110 million visitors have thrilled to the awe-inspiring vision of the city beneath them. Due to its iconic status, long lines are very common, pre-purchasing your tickets is highly recommended to avoid those long lines. Get your tickets today.
5th avenue & west 34th street
Hours of Operation
8:00am - 2:00am
last elevator @ 1:15am
Average Visit Time
Did you know?
The ride in the elevator up to the 86th Floor Observatory takes less than one minute.
The Empire State Building has appeared in more than 250 movies to date.
More than 220 couples have wed at the Empire State Building.
During the annual Empire State Building Run-Up event, hundreds of people race from the lobby to the 86th floor Observatory.
The following package prices INCLUDE discount admission to this attraction and discounted round-trip ferry travel to our Midtown W.39th St. terminal. (Our free connecting shuttles take you to or near this attraction.)
Most discounts range from 20 – 50% off of the retail purchase price.
All sales are final. No refunds, exchanges or replacements.
For same day bookings after 3:30pm on Saturday & Sunday tickets are available at the Port Imperial ticket office.