Empire State Building

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350 5th Avenue
(212) 736-3100

Empire State Building

Hours:    Daily 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 a. m.


The Empire State Building is a skyscraper located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan, its name derives from the nickname of New York State. Being in one of its observatories, it is one of the best experiences you can live in your visit to New York City. There are observatories on 86th and 102nd floors which provide unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond.

The building is open every day; the last elevator lifts up at 1:15am. Tickets for the 102nd floor must be purchased in person or online purchase (have in mind if you choose the online purchase, you should pick the tickets the day of the visit). For sports lovers, each year a race to the top takes place; the record is in 9 minutes 33 seconds, scaling 1,576 stairs. This event is held once a year in February.


Our advice:

  • If you want to avoid the queue, buy your tickets online.
  • Children under five years old  are free.
  • In the corner of the Empire State Express you can buy tickets to avoid waiting in line; However, you'll pay a bit more than usual.
  • Regularly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9pm could hear live a saxophonist who accompanies with romantic music.
  • The building was designated a national historic monument, the tower changes color according to the time of year or commemorating a special event. If you see the tower of a special color during his visit and want to know what event is taking place, visit the building page which is http://audiotour.esbnyc.com/node/390.