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Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets
"The Empire State Building is waiting for you day or night. Come watch the sunset as New York is bathed in warm orange red and yellow tones then stick around as the lights come on all over town. Or come later and listen to the live music (weekends only) as the stars and lights twinkle romantically. Whenever you come enjoy the magic without the wait. There are 3 lines at the Empire State Building Observatory: the security line (required for all visitors) the ticket line and the elevator line. You may proceed directly to the turnstile with your voucher. VIP Express Experience Upgrade Speed past the lines on your way to the tallest point in Manhattan! Your VIP Express Experience voucher will en saving valuable time to do all the other things New York is famous for. Don't spend your valuable holiday time waiting in line -- there's no faster way to the top of the Empire State Building!You'll be greeted on the second floor to redeem your p eliminating the need to redeem vouchers at the ticket office. You'll also receive a special wristband to identify you as a VIP Express Experience pass holder. VIP Express Experience passes are especially valuable from Memorial Day through Labor Da
From $32.00
NYC It All: 4-in-1 Sightseeing Pass
"Redeem your NYC It All pass at the Empire State Building and use it to gain admission to the first of your four included attractions — the skyscraper's 86th Floor Observation Deck. After your first time using your pass you have 14 days to visit all four attractions. Empire State Building:Ride to the 86th floor of this iconic NYC landmark and look down on central Manhattan from 1050 feet (320 meters) in the air. The 86th Floor Observation Deck offers magnificent 360-degree views stretching up to 80 miles (129 km) in every direction. Along with its panoramic outdoor deck there's also an indoor gallery where you can enjoy the views rain or shine
From $99.00
Small Group Walking-Subway-Food Tour of Manhattan
"This 6 or 8-hour walking tour is for those who truly want to experience the full perspective of what Manhattan has to offer plus its sounds smells and tastes!  The 8 hour walking tour includes all the stops on a 6 hour tour with additional stops at the Highline South Street Seaport Gramercy & Union Square and the East Village. See detailed itinerary below."
From $85.00

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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building - a 102-story, 381 m high skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan (5th Avenue between 33rd and 34th street), completed in 1931 - is probably the most famous building in New York, and...
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Oct 09, 2015

The Iconic Empire State Building

This is yet another icon of New York City. Glimpses of it are shown in movies and TV shows set in NYC. It is internationally famous.We have learned that the Empire State Building stands at 1,454 Feet...
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Jan 20, 2015

Wide views best views of town. Our guide planned our time to go up at sunset, and I understood why. If, for a good photo, the light won't help at that hour, the show of lights...
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Nov 01, 2014

Empire State Building

When it was built in the 1930's the Empire State Building broke all records and was dubbed 'the 8th world wonder'. It has 73 elevators and was constructed in only 1 year and 45 days. The skyscraper...
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Sep 16, 2014

Top of Mnahattan-from Empire State Bldg!

It was one of the last skyscrapers built before the Great Depression hit the real estate market. Its height of 381 meter (1253 ft) wouldn't be topped until 1972, when the twin World Trade Towers...
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Jul 25, 2014

Highlight of the trip!

Surprisingly many people told us not to go to Empire state building. They said it was not worth the price, and there is nothing SO special about it etc. I´, glad we didn´t listen to them. I bought the...
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Jun 23, 2014

Top of the Empire State Building

Until a few months ago, the Empire State Building was once again the tallest buildng in New York City. Although now #2, it is still an icon and world-wide symbol of NYC. Building started shortly after...
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Jan 04, 2014

Very Nice View

This is another must visit place in the city for a first timer. Make sure you visit the tower if you've never been before.There are multiple lines to multiple elevators going up. The line keeps moving...
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Dec 20, 2013

...Old Mr Empire Never Says a Word...

An elevator to the top of the Empire State was the very first thing we did in New York on our first visit, long ago in January 1991. Walked from Penn Station in chilly sunshine, and rode the elevator...
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Nov 10, 2013

My first tall building

No, not that this is the first time I've been up in a tall building. In 1964, this was the first tall building, I went to the top. Well, it's only the 86th? floor. Far up enough. The air is 10 degrees...
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Oct 08, 2013

Empty Building no more!

If you have never been here before, do not pass up the opportunity to see a historical and iconic building that has identified New York City as one of the most popular and global city in the...
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Sep 02, 2013

Photo opportunity from a grand height

We climbed* the Empire State building using our New York Pass which we had purchased on the Qantas Activities page It did mean that we went to the front of the line* and there were long queues!! You...
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Jun 26, 2013
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New York Skyride

You can book a combination ticket for the NY SKYRIDE and the Empire State Building. The skyride is in the building and is an IMAX simulated aerial tour of NYC done while you sit in motion seats that...
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Theatre District - Broadway Shows

None of my trips to the city are complete without seeing at least one Broadway musical. I'm not a student anymore so I can't rush every show to get cheaper tickets, but my friend suggested the new...
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Morgan Library

This library and museum, built in 1906, was once dedicated to be home to the JP Morgan private library. It is located at 225 Madison Avenue and East 36th street. After the death of JP Morgan, it was...
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Museum of Sex

Kink the Museum of Sex? In the window the sign reads "please do not touch, lick, stroke or mount the exhibit". Now from there my tip is for you to use your imagination. I only got a picture of this...
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Bryant Park

In days gone by, Bryant Park was in need of some love. Although I did love going there, I perhaps did so for all the wrong reasons. Now, I walk through here and reminisce about days and brain cells...
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Getting to Empire State Building


350 5th Ave., New York, NY 10118


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