Entry ticket

NYC: Empire State Building Morning & Night Entry Ticket

Entry ticket

NYC: Empire State Building Morning & Night Entry Ticket

From US$ 69.68 per person

Experience New York's highest open-air observatory twice in one day to feel the true pulse and romance of 24-hour Manhattan. Visit once in the daytime for endless views under the sun, and then again that same night - this time with sparkling city lights.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • Take in the whole Empire State Building Experience during the day, and again that same night (after 9 or 10 PM)
  • Look out on New York City, the city that never sleeps, from 1,454 feet above the bustling streets below
  • See panoramic daytime views of up to six states from the surrounding open-air promenade or from the climate controlled viewing galleries
  • Enjoy the romance of Manhattan at night, with breath-taking views of it's sparkling array of lights
  • Skip the ticket office line with your barcoded ticket
  • Download the free multilingual app
Full description

Soaring 1,454 feet (443 meters) above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna, the Empire State Building (ESB) is one of the world's most famous buildings. The 86th Floor Observation Deck, open daily from 8 AM-2 AM, offers the highest 360-degree open-air vantage point in New York City. On a clear day, you can see up to six states — New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. With this day and night ticket, experience the city from the 360-degree, open-air observatory both under the sun and the sparkling city lights the same night. Guests will also have access to the brand-new Observatory Experience complete with 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) of interactive exhibits that invite you on a journey beginning with the building's construction to its current place in pop culture.

  • Access to the 86th Floor Observation Deck twice in one day - once during the day, and again after 9 PM or 10 PM that same night
  • Free multimedia app
  • Barcoded ticket - allowing you to skip the ticket office line
  • Free WiFi in the building
  • Access to the new second floor immersive exhibits
  • State of the art air purification system that regulates the air quality
  • Booking fees
  • Sales tax

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    Meeting point

    Enter through the main entrance on 5th Avenue.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, exhibit components that require close facial contact have been disabled
    • Both visits must be completed on the same day
    • This ticket is only available on certain days outside of peak holiday times, see the calendar for details
    • All guests must pass through the security line to access the Observatory
    • The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant and is wheelchair-accessible, service dogs and motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted
    • 102nd Floor Observatory upgrade
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 171 reviews

    Review summary

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    First of all it was my first visit! The staff, on all levels, were extremely pleasant and helpful! Especially Martin M. at the exit entrance on the 34th St! The museum displays were awesome and lots of opportunities for fun interacting photos along the way. Loved many aspects of this experience and the views from the 86th floor! I entered at 10 am but felt rushed viewing all the info. In the evening entry I felt rushed in that I thought it would be open longer from times posted online. Also I did not understand how to use the telescope features. They were always occupied and too crowded to maneuver around. Outside of that I would have given an excellent review! Also plenty of restrooms available!

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    November 4, 2022

    Our ticket said DAY OR NIGHT and I was really concerned, but it was hassle free and a memorable experience both times. A must on any visit, right after Liberty. At first we were just a bit stupid to find the entrance, or the rest of the entrance. A long queue forms quickly, but don't let that put you off. Once the time is up, it's really quick. The presentation in the ESB is so beautifully done that the time just flies. Another tip. I was afraid of heights and totally enjoyed the trip without any problems!!!

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    October 25, 2022

    It is important that you enter an "AM/PM ticket" on the second visit!!! Specifying a "comeback" or "twice a day" can result in being rejected at the entrance. The PM ticket is valid from 8 p.m. at the earliest, but showing up early ensures a good place in the queue (which there is actually always)

    April 15, 2022

    Product ID: 120557