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Skip the Line: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket

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Skip the Line: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket

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Overview

Wake up with the City that Never Sleeps on a trip to the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building at sunrise, before the building is open to the public. Jumpstart your day with 360-degree panoramic views of the sunrise illuminating New York City below on an experience limited to 100 people.
  • See the sunrise from the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building
  • Go to the 86th floor with your guide, and then stay as long as you like
  • Take in 360-degree panoramic views of Manhattan
  • Pre-book to guarantee your spot (group is limited to 100 people)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Be among the first people of the day on the Empire State Building observation deck with this sunrise experience.
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Sunrise Experience Ticket
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Make your way to the Empire State Building and check-in at the information desk 15 minutes before sunrise, beating the crowds that inevitably arrive later in the day. Meet your group of 100 people or fewer and ascend straight to the Observation Deck on the 86th floor in time to see the sun breach the horizon. Take in 360-degree panoramic views of New York City from every side of the outdoor promenade, staying to enjoy the view from one of New York City's most iconic buildings for as long as you please. 

When you’re ready, head back down to the ground floor and have the rest of the day to explore. This is ideal for travelers who want to make the most of their day after flying in on a red-eye.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Empire State Building
The world’s most famous building is on every list for its observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan. A limited number of ticket holders will have the chance to arrive before the building officially opens. Check-in at the information desk and you will be escorted to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. Get lost in the hues of the sky as the city awakens. Seeing the sunrise from the heart of New York will be an unforgettable moment of your time in New York.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • 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 Skip the Line: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience 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 Skip the Line: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience 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 Skip the Line: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket.

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Terrible
chuck_g
, Sep 2021
Waste of time thru Viator. Do not book anything thru them. Terriblecustomer service. Lying about their tours. DO NOT BOOK!
star-5
Sunrise from the 86th Floor
Susan_S
, Aug 2021
Being outside, on the 86th loot and watching the sun come up over NYC - awe inspiring. Small group so no jockeying for a good viewing spot. And the Gallery afterwards was full of interesting displays.
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How I met Tony the NYPD’s bomb-sniffing dog!
matthew_c
, Feb 2021
Most memorable: 1) Leaving my house at 2:30am to get to the ESB @ 6:30 2) anticipating the great sunrise that awaited us 3) Standing @ the LOCKED observatory door @6:30am 4) Standing @ the LOCKED observatory door @6:45am 5) Standing @ the LOCKED observatory door @6:55am 6) meeting Tony the bomb sniffing dog on the sidewalk outside the LOCKED observatory door.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Hello Matthew, Thank you for your review. As we exchanged in emails, on behalf of the Empire State Building we are sincerely sorry this happened to you. Looking forward to your response on rescheduling a date and time that works best for you. Hope to speak soon. Kristine Torres
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Amazing
granto1982
, Jul 2019
Even though it was cloudy and only saw the sun for a little bit it was awesome! Also good to be up the Empire state building and not have it so crowded.

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