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Bypass all queues and take our red carpet all the way up to the very top of the building! Pass includes expedited entry to the 86th and 102nd Floors.
One easy CityPASS purchase saves 40% at ESB plus 4 more top NYC attractions. CityPASS includes our AM/PM Experience: 86th floor observatory and BONUS same-night admission 3 hours before closing.
Discover even more of the Empire State Building. Enjoy a guided 90-minute tour that includes the building’s lovingly restored Art Deco lobby on 5th Avenue, the Celebrity Walk, and exhibits that celebrate the building’s history and heritage.
Get a glimpse of New York as the first light of day creeps over the city. From our 86th-floor observation deck you can watch “the city that never sleeps” awaken.
The Empire State Building will close out Hispanic Heritage Month with a private screening of “Selena” – a biopic that celebrates the life and legacy of Mexican American singer Selena Quintanilla – on the Observatory’s 80th Floor on Oct. 15. Fans who purchase a ticket for the screening will enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks and have full access to the Observatory Experience and both 86th Floor and 102nd Floor observation decks to take in New York City’s best views at the film’s conclusion. Tickets can be purchased at the link below!
If you're headed up to the top - celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the right way with a delicious treat from Sophie's Cuban Cuisine. The local New York City Cuban eatery, will sell authentic Cuban cuisine on the 86th Floor Observatory from Monday to Saturday, September 18th to October 14th, between 10am and 4pm. Don't miss out!
Ever wanted to know why the building was lit up a certain color? Or what timely events are happening at ESB? Now, be the first to know by texting CONNECT to 27416! You'll get the latest updates including the reason behind tonight's lights, special activations and exclusives!
Want to take your guest experience to the next level? Discover behind-the-scenes content of the world’s Most Famous Building with our new QR Code labels. Simply scan the camera of your mobile device over each QR code plaque when visiting the exhibits to learn fun facts about how King Kong was made, sustainability elements of the building, and even more about our parent company, Empire State Realty Trust!
We are pleased to announce that Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform, released the 2023 winners of the coveted Travelers' Choice® Award series: The Best of the Best Things to Do. Out of a list of many qualifying competitors, the iconic Empire State Building was awarded the #1 Attraction in the U.S. for travelers to visit, and #3 in the world overall. We are proud to provide the most authentic New York experience for our guests from around the world.
On September 27th, Scholastic, in collaboration with the Empire State Building and Wizarding World franchise partners, will host a magical pop-up cart on the 86th Floor Observation Deck featuring a limited supply of free copies of the anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and bottled Butterbeer (courtesy of Harry Potter New York), to guests who purchase tickets to the 86th floor Observatory from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST on a first-come-first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their Hogwarts House attire, enjoy the iconic view, and tag photos with #HarryPotter25 for the chance to be featured on the Empire State Building, Scholastic, and Wizarding World social channels!