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  • Family

    Show them what’s possible.

    Walk through our exhibits to learn more about the history of the building and the recent retrofit, dine in our restaurants, and take in the best views NYC can offer. Every moment up here is a memory in the making.

    Empire Tips:

    • Beat the crowds. For more space and less wait, visit between 8AM and 11AM.
    • Kids under six are free. If you’re bringing a stroller, you’ll need to fold it before entering the elevator.
    • Plan your breaks. Make sure to use our restrooms on the second floor before getting in line for the elevators.
    • Get Express Passes online and skip all the lines.Offical ESB Staff Member in Uniform
    • You will see our uniformed personnel on the sidewalk in front of  the Empire State Building.  If you have any questions, please ask them, or ask inside the building.  Express Pass tickets are not sold on the streets in front of the Empire State Building, only on this website or from our onsite ticket office.  Other street sales agents are not employed by the Empire State Building Observatory.
  • Couple

    Love is in the air.

    Share intimate moments together with the most romantic 360° views of the city. Mark a special anniversary or make any date one to remember.  Get your tickets and share your experience on social media with #EmpireStateBuilding.

    Empire Tips:

    • Get cozier. Head up between midnight and 1AM or just after we open at 8 AM and enjoy a more private setting.
    • Popping the question? Come Thursday through Saturday nights when our saxophonist sets the mood from 9PM to 1AM.
    • Getting married? Enter our yearly contest on Facebook for your chance to tie the knot on Valentines Day.
    • Impress with express. Get Express Passes online to avoid waiting for your moment together.Offical ESB Staff Member in Uniform
    • You will see our uniformed personnel on the sidewalk in front of  the Empire State Building.  If you have any questions, please ask them, or ask inside the building.  Express Pass tickets are not sold on the streets in front of the Empire State Building, only on this website or from our onsite ticket office.  Other street sales agents are not employed by the Empire State Building Observatory
  • Group

    Take it all in together.

    There’s no better place to start exploring NYC. Take in the legendary views of the greatest city in the world, then hit the shops and restaurants. Don’t forget to share your experience with the hashtag #EmpireStateBuilding.

    Empire Tips:

    • Invite everyone. Get special rates when you visit with 20 or more friends. Visit our group sales page for more info.
    • Go up before going out. Take in the view after 10 PM to kick off an epic night in New York City.
    • Share your experience with friends! Tag your pictures with #EmpireStateBuilding and they could end up on our Gallery page.
    • Visit like VIPs. Get Express Passes online and you’ll skip the lines.Offical ESB Staff Member in Uniform
    • You will see our uniformed personnel on the sidewalk in front of  the Empire State Building.  If you have any questions, please ask them, or ask inside the building.  Express Pass tickets are not sold on the streets in front of the Empire State Building, only on this website or from our onsite ticket office.  Other street sales agents are not employed by the Empire State Building Observatory