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Empire State Building Tours and Tickets

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The world's tallest building from 1931 to 1977, the Empire State Building is topped with a stepped Art Deco pinnacle that's floodlit at night and boasts holiday and commemorative colors throughout the year. After admiring the mosaics in the Art Deco lobby, take an elevator ride to the 86th or 102nd floor and get ready to drink in astounding 360-degree views from this iconic skyscraper observatory.

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9am-9pm (hours vary daily)
20 West 34th Street, New York City, New York, 10118
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both the Staten Island Ferry and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck

Empire State Building Ticket Optional Upgrade to Skip-the-Line and 102nd Deck

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Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.91
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New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

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Don't waste precious hours on your NYC vacation at the Statue of Liberty when you can try this speedy Lady Liberty cruise that's perfect for travelers with limited time. Just hop aboard at Lower Manhattan's Battery Park and soak up the sea breeze as you're whisked past Lady Liberty. You can marvel at the statue from the water, learn about the landmark from your guide's live narration, and snap a few up-close photos with unobstructed views of this must-see NYC attraction.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.00
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$24.00

New York Dinner Cruise
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New York Dinner Cruise

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Get a totally different and exciting perspective on New York: from a fun dinner cruise that floats around New York Harbor and Manhattan offering stunning views of the city and some of the world's most famous landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire State Building. Indulge in a delicious buffet dinner and then groove to the onboard DJ'ed music being spun. Add this dinner cruise to your New York itinerary today!
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  • 3 hours
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$129.90
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

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Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this helicopter ride in Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight of one of the world's most iconic cities.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Bateaux New York Premier Dinner Cruise

Bateaux New York Premier Dinner Cruise

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Forget trying to snag a hard-to-get reservation at New York's hottest restaurants du jour. Instead, indulge in a delicious 3-course dinner during the cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and other famed sites. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set dinner by the on-board executive chef.
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  • 3 hours
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The Manhattan Helicopter Tour of New York (12-15 Minutes)

The Manhattan Helicopter Tour of New York (12-15 Minutes)

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Get a bird's-eye view of New York City on a brief helicopter tour that soars over the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park. While helicopter tours can become expensive quickly, this flight is just long enough to see all the top sights without spending extra time in the air, making it ideal for budget-minded visitors who want to get a comprehensive view of the city.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 9 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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$229.00

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.99
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$289.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 17 to 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$279.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

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See the sights of New York City from up in the air on this nighttime helicopter tour of the city. Take off, and soar over the NYC as you take in aerial views of some of the most famous sights. See the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center, and Times Square all lit up, and then pass over the George Washington Bridge. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Ultimate NYC Helicopter Tour
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Ultimate NYC Helicopter Tour

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There's nothing like a helicopter tour to enjoy unparalleled New York City views—but most tours make you pick and choose which sights you'd like to see. On this complete NYC helicopter tour, don't miss a thing. See top attractions all over the city, from Ellis Island and the South Street Seaport, to the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. By the time you head back, you can truly say you've seen it all.
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  • 20 to 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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Avoid the mobs of people sightseeing on land, and opt for this Manhattan architecture yacht cruise instead. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as soda.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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With the New York Explorer Pass by Go City you can get access to your favorite 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions or tours, from over 95 things to do, and save up to 40% off compared to buying individual attraction tickets. Admire sweeping views from the Empire State Building Observatory, Top of the Rock, Edge and One World Observatory. See the city from a Hop on Hop off Bus, or take a Sightseeing Cruise. The choice is yours! Create your own itinerary and sightsee the Big Apple at your own pace - you have up to 60 days to use your pass. Browse the included digital guide for instructions (some tours and activities require advanced reservations) before your visit, then show your pass on your mobile device to be scanned at each attraction or tour. What's more your pass is valid for 2 years from purchase date, and only activates with your first visit. So you can rest assured should your travel plans need to change.
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  • 60 days
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The Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York City (17-20 Minutes)

The Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York City (17-20 Minutes)

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Get a bird's-eye view of the Big Apple and its boroughs during this scenic helicopter tour. Climb aboard your metal steed and soar over Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx during your flight. See more landmarks than you would if you were on foot including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore New York City at your own pace—without getting footsore or navigating public transportation—by choosing a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much of the city as possible, this 1-day ticket gives you access to up to 14 stops, all of which take you to the top NYC attractions and landmarks.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue to see Brooklyn, Staten Island and more. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New York City at Night Bus Tour

New York City at Night Bus Tour

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Experience New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ magically lit up after dark during this guided evening tour of the city by bus. Begin with a short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous High Line Park, then hop on a bus for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and take a short walk through Grand Central Terminal.
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  • 4 hours
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Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

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This custom sightseeing tour on the Hudson River is designed for photographers and tourists alike. Travel on the same media boat that news photographers use to cover breaking stories, and view more than 40 iconic sights—including the New York City skyline—from unique vantage points. The captain’s narration provides a comprehensive overview of New York Harbor, with close-up views of landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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New York Lunch Cruise
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New York Lunch Cruise

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Relax on a comfortable boat as it cruises around New York Harbor and Manhattan on this relaxing 2-hour afternoon cruise that includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and DJ'ed music. Get great views and a different perspective on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. And indulge in the delicious buffet lunch wile doing it. Upgrade the afternoon to receive a welcome glass of champagne in a souvenir glass, a table for your party size, and access to a platinum open bar.
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  • 2 hours
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Your New York adventure just got easier, and less expensive, with this all-inclusive city pass that gives you access to more than 100 things to do. From the Big Apple's most iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty Ferry, and 9/11 memorial, to the hidden gems and tours with locals. Your New York Pass includes a few extra perks at many locations, including discounts at gift stores, as well as a digital guide to help plan your itinerary. • Choose between a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 10-day New York Pass® • Save money compared to buying individual tickets at the gate • See and do as much as you like each day • Browse the digital guide for insider tips as well as entry requirements for each attraction before you go • Show your pass on your mobile device to be scanned at each attraction or tour Your pass is valid for 2 years from purchase date until first activation. After your first visit the pass is valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

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See the attractions that interest you in New York City with this Sightseeing Flex Pass. Select the number of attractions you want to visit (from two to 12) and use your pass to gain access at any time within 30 days. More than 100 NYC attractions and activities are available to choose from, such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck.
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  • 30 days
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What are Empire State Building hours of operation?
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Empire State Building hours of operation: 9am-9pm (hours vary daily). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Empire State Building tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Empire State Building can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Empire State Building 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Empire State Building costs USD 47.91. Guided Empire State Building tours start around USD 47.91 per person.