Empire State Building Experience

Discover Empire State Building Experience

Empire State Building Experience
Empire State Building

No visit to New York City would be complete without a stop at this masterpiece of Art Deco design, and perhaps the most famous office building in the world. From its magnificent lobby — now sporting a re-creation of its original spectacular ceiling mural — to the 86th-floor observatory perched more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) above the city streets, this National Historic Landmark gives visitors plenty to admire.

What to Do

Open past midnight 365 days a year, it’s a romantic spot for a late-night kiss. Take the audio tour to learn more about everything you can see from the observation deck. The 80th floor is home to the Dare to Dream exhibit, featuring original documents, sketches, reproduction photos and other artifacts that capture the building’s history.

What to See

On a clear day, the view encompasses five states. You’ll get a clear view of many famous New York landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, The Hudson and East River, and more. It’s no wonder why this is one of the top places to visit in New York.


Look out on New York City from 1,050 feet above the bustling streets below.

See panoramic views of up to five states from the surrounding open-air promenade or from climate controlled viewing galleries.

Get the details about what you’re viewing from every vantage point with The Empire State Building Experience Official Multimedia Guide, free for download on Apple and Android devices.

Take in the whole Empire State Building Experience, including the newly renovated art-deco lobby and the sustainability and historical exhibits.



350 5th Ave. and 34th St.

New York, NY 10118

3.Advice for Visitors


Be sure to download The Empire State Building Experience Official Multimedia Guide. Before your visit, peruse image galleries and stunning light shows, or learn about the Sustainability and Race to the Top exhibits. Once on site, the app serves as your personal tour guide as you move from the ground floor to the 360-degree open air views of the observation deck. Available for iPhone and Android.

Observatory is open until 2am every night for spectacular skyline and night sky views.

Enjoy live music on most Thursday – Saturday evenings after 9pm.

Whether its breakfast, lunch, or dinner, State Grill and Bar is located on the 1st floor to cater to your dining needs.

Check the Time to the Top here to better plan your visit.

During busy times, you may encounter a line outside the front door. For comfort and security, there’s a limit on the number of people waiting inside at one time. Once inside, you may skip the regular Empire State Building ticket lines and proceed directly to the high speed elevator line.

Visitors to the observatory can enjoy free wifi onsite.


Dining: State Grill and Bar, Heartland Brewery, Europa Café, Starbucks

Best time to visit: Shortest daily wait times are between 8-10am or after 10pm.

Accessibility: The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. We have handicapped restrooms on the 86th Floor Observatory and also have lowered viewing walls and binoculars. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted. The 86th Floor has ramps to make getting around easier and lowered viewing walls so that visitors in chairs can still take in the view.

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