Enjoy the City Lights of New York from the Empire State Building
The Empire State Building, located 1,050 feet in the air, provides some of the best views of the city. It's also open to the public until 2 a.m. daily and opens as early as 8 a.m. These lengthened hours can give visitors the opportunity to snap the perfect souvenir photograph at any time. The observation deck is one of the most romantic spots for couples. It has been one of the prime locations for wedding proposals for many happy couples, and has even been featured in dozens of Hollywood films.
Stops to Make While Visiting the Empire State Building
Be sure to visit the Sustainability Exhibit, located on the second floor. This exhibit features the initiatives brought into play for sustainability. Visitors can view sculptures, digital displays and actual building materials that show the story of the renovations done for the sustainability retrofit. The exhibit was created to educate visitors about the building's efforts to reduce energy costs, energy usage and carbon emissions.
After learning about the building's sustainability initiatives, be sure to visit the Dare to Dream exhibit on the 80th floor. This exhibit captures the history, construction, and engineering that went into creating the Empire State Building and honors the many laborers, architects, and builders that made it all possible.
The sweeping views from the 86th Floor Observation Deck are impressive at any time during the day. During a clear day in the daytime, you can see the full layout of New York City, right into the heart of Manhattan. You can also see a better view of the city's geography in greater detail during the daylight hours. If you prefer the excitement of the hustle and bustle and the sparkling city lights, visit the observatory at night. You can get some of the best glowing views of the City That Never Sleeps during the evening hours. The open-air deck also allows for a perfect panoramic view of the city lights.
Keep an eye out for some of the city's most famous sites. From observation deck you can view Central Park, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson River, the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and more. Use the building's handheld multi-media devices for a better view, or the high-powered binoculars for a close up.
Book Your Tickets Today!
Due to the iconic and historical status of the Empire State Building, purchase your tickets in advance to avoid some of those lines. The observatory offers some of the best views of the heart of the city, so book your tickets today!
*Tickets only allow access to the 86th floor
5th Avenue & West 34th Street , New York, New York, 10016
Departs: 08:00 am - 2:00 am
After your online purchase you will be redirected to a page with your voucher. An order confirmation, with a link to your online voucher, will also be e-mailed to you within two hours of completing your purchase. Redeem at any of the visitor center locations listed on the voucher. At the visitor center, simply show the voucher on your mobile phone or bring a printed copy.