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NYC: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket

NYC: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket

From US$ 136.09 per person

See the sunrise from the highest outdoor observation deck in New York City. Avoid the crowds for this unique, magical experience of the awakening of the Empire State on the 86th Floor.

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  • Marvel as the sun rises over the city that never sleeps
  • Get exclusive access to the Empire State Building before it opens to the public
  • Soak in the sights from the open-air 86th-floor observation deck
  • Admire New York City from 1,054 feet about the bustling streets below
  • Learn from a complimentary self-guided tour in 9 languages with a free app
Full description
See the rising sun from the top of the Empire State Building. Join an intimate VIP group to watch dawn break over a waking New York City. Begin in the new lobby, where a Building Ambassador will greet you. Enjoy exclusive access to the 86th Floor observation deck before the crowds arrive. Watch the sunrise over the city as it transitions from night to day. Marvel at the changing view as the morning sun rises and lights up the city's famous landmarks. The Empire State Building soars 1,454-feet (443-meters) above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna. Atop the 86th Floor observation deck, you’re at the highest 360-degree open-air viewpoint in New York City. On a clear day, you can see up to six states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. You can also enjoy the sights from within the cozy climate-controlled viewing galleries. After greeting the sun, head down to the new interactive galleries on the 2nd Floor. Start at the awe-inspiring new entry and walk through the museum experience. Benefit from a state-of-the-art air purification system that regulates the air quality inside the building. Go back in time from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture with hands-on exhibits. Explore the galleries before heading back out onto the city streets to start your day.
  • Exclusive Sunrise access to the 86th Floor Observation Deck
  • Empire State Building Greeting Host
  • Access to new interactive immersive galleries
  • Access to a two-story architectural model of the building
  • Audio guide (app download)
  • Free WiFi in the building
  • Access to Art Deco Lobby
  • Air purification system
  • Booking fees
  • Sales tax

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    Meeting point

    Enter through the exclusive Observatory Entrance at 20 West 34th St, between 5th & 6th Avenues. You will be greeted in the lobby and given access to the 86th Floor observation deck before the deck is opened to the general public.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Glass objects

    Know before you go

    • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, exhibit components that require close facial contact have been disabled
    • All guests must pass through airport-style security to access the Observatory. Please avoid glass items, sports equipment, marking instruments (paint/markers), and any packages/luggage
    • The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant and is wheelchair-accessible. Service dogs, motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 17 reviews

    Review summary

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    great experience

    would not have been so good if an employee from the Empire State Building had not taken care of us, because nobody could / or wanted to do anything with the GetYourGuide papers - thanks to this unknown lady from the security service - she will never read it - but without them the experience would not have come about.

    June 26, 2018

    Huge recommendation! It’s an amazing experience! It’s a little more on the expensive side, but it’s definitely worth it. We were only about 20 people so it was very well spaced out. The sunrise was absolutely stunning. They took us upstairs at exactly the right time. It’s definitely something else witnessing the city come to life. And if you want you can grab a free black coffee at Starbucks afterwards.

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    October 2, 2022


    It was a wonderful experience. Just before sunrise, dew lay over the city and it glittered like diamonds. You have to experience that. There is also a coffee and afterwards you can visit the museum, which is also quite entertaining. All in all expensive, but worth every penny

    September 6, 2021

    Product ID: 121154