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Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

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Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

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Overview

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.  
  • Morning and evening entry to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building in New York
  • See the Big Apple in daylight and illuminated by night
  • Absorb panoramic vistas of iconic NYC landmarks such as the Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty
  • Visit during the day between 11am and 7:59pm, and then return between 8pm and 10pm
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Daytime Ticket
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Make your own way to the Empire State Building, located on Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets, between 8am and 7:59pm—the validity period of your morning ticket. Arriving early means you’ll have far less chance of encountering long lines.

On arrival, head to the ticket window on the second floor to exchange your paper voucher for a pass. Following a security screening, you’ll board a high-speed elevator destined for the 86th floor of the landmark.

From the open-air observation deck, you’ll drink in 360-panoramas of the Big Apple, including the iconic Manhattan Skyline, Central Park, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty.  

Exit the monument at your convenience and then return between the hours of 9pm and 10pm (last elevator leaves at 9:15pm) to see the City That Never Sleeps illuminated by night. 

Under the cloak of darkness, New York bursts into a riot of neon-lit color and appears to be a completely different city. Once you’ve had your fill of panoramic views, make your own way to your intended destination.

Please note both tickets must be used the same calendar day by the same customer.
Itinerary
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Empire State Building
Experience this world renowned landmark at day and night with this dual option ticket (both tickets must be used the same calendar day by the same customer). See the expansive daytime views and the city lights sparkle that night. The Observation Deck wraps around the building’s spire, providing 360-degree views of New York and beyond. From up here you’ll get one-of-a-kind views of Central Park, The Hudson River and East River, The Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, and much more. Download the official Observatory Experience app which teaches you about your view from every direction. Then take advantage of our high-powered binoculars to get a closer look.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Both tickets must be used the same calendar day by the same customer
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Empire State Building
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket.

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star-5
Empire State worth the trip.
Jay_F
, Sep 2021
Loved seeing the historical displays. All the guides were very friendly and helpful. Didn't like having to walk through the gift shop to exit.
star-5
A breathtaking view
Amy_N
, Aug 2021
This is a thoroughly enjoyable experience! The staff is friendly and helpful, the building is gorgeous and offers a museum-like experience with amazing photos, interactive exhibits, information and photo opportunities - all leading up to the spectacular views from the observation deck. Day or night, you won't be disappointed you took the time to include this on your NYC trip!
star-5
Amazing Experience
Carla_R
, Jul 2021
Amazing to see the two different views of the city! Night time is by far my favorite. The way the lights twinkle!
star-2
Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket IT'S NOT LIKE THAT.
Katya C
, Oct 2019
We felt very disappointed, we went in the morning and the experience was beautiful, but when we returned at night they did not allow our admission, they told us that the tickets were only for one entry and that if we wanted to re-enter we should pay an additional $ 16.00 additional per person . Please make sure they are issued two tickets per person.
star-5
This is a great experience
Liz B
, Jun 2019
We bought day and night experience. We went up first at 8 am and back at 9pm. We took our older teen children with us and even they were amazed at how totally different the visits were. Definitely worth doing if you have the energy!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
No night access
Erikv1217
, May 2019
We got a day/night ticket. The day was fine. But at night 11.00 pm we stood in front of a closed doors. No message why. And not to mention when we asked that afternoon if it would be open at night they said yes. We want a refund for our tickets. We only got access during the day so we only want to pay for a day ticket!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
an absolute must, got there for...
steven a
, Mar 2018
an absolute must, got there for 08:00 in the morning and hardly an queue, nice clear but fresh morning brilliant. Then returned again at 20:00 the views at night with all lit up amazing well recommended and so nice not having to queue up
star-5
Get there early to avoid queues for...
keith f
, Nov 2017
Get there early to avoid queues for the day viewing. Definitely worth doing day/night visit as each one is a completely different experience. Views are amazing!
star-5
visite a faire absolument de jour et de nuit!
missjosie80
, Feb 2020
Visite au top! Le personnel de l'empire state vraiment très sympa car le jour ou nous sommes allés il n'y avait aucune visibilité au matin, et donc ils nous déconseillaient d'y aller et étaient ok pour changer le jour de la visite. Le fait de pouvoir y retourner le soir est vraiment magique! et le musée est trop beau! on a adoré!

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