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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

If one thing symbolises New York it would have to be the Empire State Building. The world's tallest building from its construction in 1931 until 1972, over forty years. You have to go back to the...
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Jun 05, 2013

The Empire State Building

Arguably the world's most famous skyscraper is the Empire State building. Built in 1931 it was at 1,250 feet the worlds tallest building until it was surpassed by the World trade center in 1972. Today...
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May 28, 2013

Iconic New York

The Empire State Building is probably one of the two most iconic symbols of New York City, the Statue of Liberty being the other one. It was opened in 1931 and now has its own zip code. The style is...
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May 17, 2013


The 102 story skyscraper EMPIRE STATE BUILDING is located in midtown Manhattan at the intersection of 5th Avenue and West 34th Street. It boasts a height of 443 meters and 102 Floors.. It stood as the...
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May 13, 2013

LONG walk to the top!

The Empire state building is really pretty and TALL. We had the New York Pass (Which I highly recommend to everyone visiting NYC) and the pass got us a free virtual tour of the city. I do not suggest...
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Sep 12, 2012

Still Sleepless in Matthews

Although I did not find Meg Ryan, nor even a reasonable facsimile, up there, I will nevertheless attest to the fact that from the 102nd floor of this majestic architectural (and cinematic) icon you...
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Aug 24, 2012

Once again, New York's tallest building

This grand old building was begun in 1930. The architect, William Lamb, broke new ground with his then-revolutionary design. President Herbert Hoover officially opened in a year later. For many years,...
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Aug 03, 2012

View New York City from 86 floors up!

To enter the Empire State Building there is a cost. You travel up to to the observation deck on the 86th floor by lift. The views are amazing. You can have a 360 degree view of Manhattan. You don't...
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Feb 06, 2012

Braving the cold wind for some nighttime snaps

One of the best times to see NYC from the Empire State Building is just before sunset. The magnificent views are made more memorable by the change in the city's mood - from boring daytime scenes to...
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Nov 30, 2011

The glorious details

The Empire State Building is not just famous for its observatory - it is a destination by itself. While you're in it, take a few moments to admire the buildings art deco style like the bronze art deco...
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Nov 26, 2011

Surveying the lay of the land

One of the best vantage points to start your NYC visit - in truly iconic fashion, sans King Kong, but 20 dollars poorer - is the from the observatory of the Empire State Building. Its location between...
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Nov 26, 2011

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-storey landmark skyscraper and American cultural icon in Manhattan,New York City.It is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th st.It has a roof...
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Nov 16, 2011
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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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“I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one.” —James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918) The focal point for Herald Square is the Bennett Monument, honoring...
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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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