What Travelers Are Saying

TripAdvisor announced this year that the Empire State Building has achieved the coveted number one spot on the list of Top Attractions in the U.S. for the second consecutive year – and placed fifth worldwide – in Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best. Determined by a full year of Tripadvisor traveler reviews, the awards honor the best in travel and recognize the places that deliver the most exceptional experiences. 

For all Travelers' Choice Awards, Tripadvisor analyzes the authentic feedback from its community to identify and rank the best in travel. The Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Things to Do Awards are based on the reviews and ratings of experiences, tours, attractions and activities over the past 12 months from Tripadvisor travelers, celebrating a vast array of travelers' most highly recommended activities of 2023.

We are proud to provide the most authentic New York experience for our guests from around the world.

Great views, perfectly positioned.

★★★★★

"We have been to NYC before and never done ESB but have done all the others. The ESB is the best for views of NYC perfectly positioned to see all angles near and far. Def worth doing ans learning the history of the building too."

 - Greg B (US), Feb 2024

 

 

ESB OBS Deck
Must See

★★★★★

"I enjoyed this experience, being able to see NY from such an iconic NY staple made it that much more special. The views are breathtaking. Would do over and over again in a heartbeat!!!"

 - Latoya P, Jan 2024

 

Empire State Building 86th Floor
Amazing experience

★★★★★

"We had a very special experience with our children visiting the Empire State building. There are great ammenities before getting to the observatory. We really enjoyed it."

 - alejovilleporto, Jan 2024

Kong with People 3
Great for Family

★★★★★

"The personnel are friendly and knowledgeable. The displays and information on the building of ESB is amazing. Well worth the price of admission."

 - John C, Jan 2024

great for family
Iconic

★★★★★

"New York City has been on my wish list for a long time and I've always thought that a visit wouldn't be complete without ascending the Empire State Building. It's one of the most recognizable buildings in the world."

 - Byod J, Oct 2023

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