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Empire State Building Tours and Tickets

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The world's tallest building from 1931 to 1977, the Empire State Building is topped with a stepped Art Deco pinnacle that's floodlit at night and boasts holiday and commemorative colors throughout the year. After admiring the mosaics in the Art Deco lobby, take an elevator ride to the 86th or 102nd floor and get ready to drink in astounding 360-degree views from this iconic skyscraper observatory.

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20 West 34th Street, New York City, New York, 10118
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Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck

Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck

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Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both the Staten Island Ferry and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 9 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.99
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Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

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As day turns to night, it's easy to see how New York City earned its City That Never Sleeps moniker. See the Big Apple in the light and dark with a day and night admission ticket to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building—the highest observatory in New York City. Beat the lines by arriving with your daytime ticket, valid between 11am and 7:59pm, for 360-degree views of the iconic Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Then, return between 8pm and 10pm for spectacular views of New York by night.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Dinner Cruise
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New York Dinner Cruise

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Get a totally different and exciting perspective on New York: from a fun dinner cruise that floats around New York Harbor and Manhattan offering stunning views of the city and some of the world's most famous landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire State Building. Indulge in a delicious buffet dinner and then groove to the onboard DJ'ed music being spun. Add this dinner cruise to your New York itinerary today!
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  • 3 hours
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NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

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Explore New York City at your own pace—without getting footsore or navigating public transportation—by choosing a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much of the city as possible, this flexible tour lets you choose between 1-, 2-, or 3-day tickets, all of which take you to the top NYC attractions and landmarks.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

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See the highlights of New York City from the water on this sightseeing cruise along the Hudson River. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much as possible and avoid waiting in traffic, this cruise offers views of the Manhattan skyline, One World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building, plus close-ups of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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New York City at Night Bus Tour

New York City at Night Bus Tour

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Experience New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ magically lit up after dark during this guided evening tour of the city by bus. Begin with a short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous High Line Park, then hop on a bus for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and take a short walk through Grand Central Terminal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The TOUR: THE NEW GENERATION OF SIGHTSEEING!
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The TOUR: THE NEW GENERATION OF SIGHTSEEING!

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Want to experience a side of Manhattan that not even locals see? This tour of New York City is a visual treat. Board the multimillion-dollar coach, loaded with stadium-style seats, all of which are side facing and allow for optimum views of the City that Never Sleeps. With multimedia to complement the views, the coach brings attractions such as Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Times Square to life. Learn about the history and culture of each place, as the immersive technology takes you inside each attraction like never before.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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With the New York Explorer Pass by Go City you can get access to your favorite 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions or tours, from over 95 things to do, and save up to 40% off compared to buying individual attraction tickets. Admire sweeping views from the Empire State Building Observatory, Top of the Rock, Edge and One World Observatory. See the city from a Hop on Hop off Bus, or take a Sightseeing Cruise. The choice is yours! Create your own itinerary and sightsee the Big Apple at your own pace - you have up to 60 days to use your pass. Browse the included digital guide for instructions (some tours and activities require advanced reservations) before your visit, then show your pass on your mobile device to be scanned at each attraction or tour. What's more your pass is valid for 2 years from purchase date, and only activates with your first visit. So you can rest assured should your travel plans need to change.
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  • 60 days
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New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State Building Admission

New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State Building Admission

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New York City is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, but taking in the highlights can be daunting. With this hop-on-hop-off tour, admire the most famous sights in the city without getting footsore or having to navigate public transportation. Relax on an open-top sightseeing bus to admire Times Square, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty and enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the Empire State Building.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Bateaux New York Premier Dinner Cruise

Bateaux New York Premier Dinner Cruise

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Forget trying to snag a hard-to-get reservation at New York's hottest restaurants du jour. Instead, indulge in a delicious 3-course dinner during the cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and other famed sites. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set dinner by the on-board executive chef.
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  • 3 hours
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The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

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See the attractions that interest you in New York City with this Sightseeing Flex Pass. Select the number of attractions you want to visit (from two to 12) and use your pass to gain access at any time within 30 days. More than 100 NYC attractions and activities are available to choose from, such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck.
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  • 30 days
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Your New York adventure just got easier, and less expensive, with this all-inclusive city pass that gives you access to more than 100 things to do. From the Big Apple's most iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty Ferry, and 9/11 memorial, to the hidden gems and tours with locals. Your New York Pass includes a few extra perks at many locations, including discounts at gift stores, as well as a digital guide to help plan your itinerary. • Choose between a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 10-day New York Pass® • Save money compared to buying individual tickets at the gate • See and do as much as you like each day • Browse the digital guide for insider tips as well as entry requirements for each attraction before you go • Show your pass on your mobile device to be scanned at each attraction or tour Your pass is valid for 2 years from purchase date until first activation. After your first visit the pass is valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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New York Premier Lunch Cruise
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New York Premier Lunch Cruise

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Forget trying to snag a reservation at New York's hot restaurant du jour. Don't wait in line at a popular eatery, either. Instead, indulge in a delicious lunch during this 2-hour cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set lunch by the on-board executive chef.
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  • 2 hours
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New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

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Experience the best of New York City in one day by following a professional guide through Manhattan's top attractions on this 6-hour NYC 360 tour. Make stops at Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial and Flat Iron and Financial districts, among others. Travel in a luxury vehicle to all locations, and learn about the the history and stories of this incredible city from your guide as you walk around each sight. Cap off a day of sightseeing with skip-the-line entrance to One World Observatory (admission included), where you'll travel more than 100 stories in less than 60 seconds .
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

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Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this helicopter ride in Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight of one of the world's most iconic cities.
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  • 15 minutes
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Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

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This custom sightseeing tour on the Hudson River is designed for photographers and tourists alike. Travel on the same media boat that news photographers use to cover breaking stories, and view more than 40 iconic sights—including the New York City skyline—from unique vantage points. The captain’s narration provides a comprehensive overview of New York Harbor, with close-up views of landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty

New York City 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off with Empire State and Statue of Liberty

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With a 1-day Big Bus ticket to New York City, you can follow two hop-on hop-off routes—downtown and uptown. In addition, gain entry to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building and enjoy convenient transport service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty National Monument via round-trip ferry. Rather than booking separately, save time and money with one ticket. - Board a hop-on hop-off Big Bus at any stop along two routes - Explore the sights of downtown and uptown Manhattan - Admission ticket to the Empire State Building observation deck included - Travel round-trip by ferry to Ellis Island and Liberty Island
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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High Line & Hudson Yards Small Group Walking Tour

High Line & Hudson Yards Small Group Walking Tour

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If you love public art, innovative design, and urban adventure, then there's one New York City attraction that you shouldn't miss: the High Line. Escape the city's hustle and bustle on this rejuvenating High Line hike, where you stroll an elevated park with well-tended gardens, works of public art, and views of the skyline and Hudson River. Along the way, pass Vessel, an interactive artwork at Hudson Yards, and end your tour at the renowned Chelsea Market.
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  • 2 hours
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New York Lunch Cruise
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New York Lunch Cruise

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Relax on a comfortable boat as it cruises around New York Harbor and Manhattan on this relaxing 2-hour afternoon cruise that includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and DJ'ed music. Get great views and a different perspective on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. And indulge in the delicious buffet lunch wile doing it. Upgrade the afternoon to receive a welcome glass of champagne in a souvenir glass, a table for your party size, and access to a platinum open bar.
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Skip-the-Line to Empire State Building and Access to Self-Guided Tours in NYC

Skip-the-Line to Empire State Building and Access to Self-Guided Tours in NYC

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Step onto New York’s most famous open-air observatory. Take advantage of 360° views & see all of NYC including the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and more. With this Ticket you'll be able to skip all lines, including the ticket purchase line, security line and the elevator lines that take you up and down. This entrance also includes a downloadable multimedia guide with videos, image galleries, quizzes. Experience two attractions for the price of one – Observation Deck on the 86th Floor and Interactive Museum on the 2nd Floor. Complete your experience with a surprise bonus. We will offer 2 self-guided tours in New York. These tours are available in the Lokimo app. They include ready-to-go itinerary, GPS navigation, descriptions, tips and advices. Please note: you have to arrive 5-10 minutes before the time indicated in the ticket and in case of troubles, contact us immediately. If you don't contact us, we won't be able to help, neither to refund the ticket.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
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New York Secret Food Tour of Historic Greenwich Village w/ Private Tour Option
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New York Secret Food Tour of Historic Greenwich Village w/ Private Tour Option

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New York City has been known for its yummy food for centuries, but if you don’t know Greenwich Village well, you might pass up some of the city’s most delicious dishes. This New York secret food tour lets you sample a mix of doughnuts, New York-style pizza, cupcakes, bagels, and more, so you can get a taste for the rich history of this historic NYC area.
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What are Empire State Building hours of operation?
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Empire State Building hours of operation: 9am-9pm (hours vary daily). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Empire State Building tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Empire State Building can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Empire State Building 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Empire State Building costs USD 47.91. Guided Empire State Building tours start around USD 47.91 per person.