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 World for the Tripadvisor’s 2024 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. This prestigious honor comes just after the Empire State Building has earned the number one spot for Top Attraction in the United States for three consecutive years from 2022 – 2024.

This year we are pleased to hold the title for being best-in-class across the globe. We are proud to provide the most authentic New York experience for our guests from around the world.



"It was amazing. The whole experience was outstanding. The views of how the Empire State Building was built. The timelapse of the building and the video in the elevator making you feel like you were part of the construction was outstanding. Then we saw the views. Wow!"

 - Phyllis D, Jun 2024



OBS Elevator
Definitely worth the time!


"Not only is the building beautiful, but the exhibits are well done with beautiful pictures and historic information. Views are spectacular!! Staff is very friendly and have the process down to an art."

 - Kochercandi, Apr 2024


Electrifying Lights


"We visit at night on recommendation of family, and it was most spectacular!! The whole experience from entering the building until the very end of the visit was just simply amazing. They go out of their way to make your visit as memorable as possible. The electrifying view of the night life and lights below and across the skyline are unsurpassed. "

 - andreaschr2024, Jun 2024

ESB at Night
Totally in love


"Totally in love with New York and its buildings, the Empire State is one of the things you must visit in New York, the adrenaline and the views are out of this world!"

 - Snaymi de Lucía, Jun 2024

102 View
Perfectly Awesome!


"So much has been changed for a better experience. The 2nd floor museum was impressive and the 80th floor exhibit was interesting and exciting. We went all the way up to the 102nd floor observatory and it was thrilling. The gift shop couldn’t be any better than that. Love the history and King Kong, too."

 - Jattanasio10, Apr 2024

King Kong

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For all of the 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 the year.

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