Empire State Building Observation Deck

Free Entry with The Sightseeing Pass - SAVE $36

Normal Entry Price: Adult $36

Normal Entry Price: Child $30

Empire State Building Observation Deck

From early morning to sunset and the bright lights of NYC at night, the 86th floor of its most iconic skyscraper gives you exhilarating 360-degree views of the city and beyond. On a clear day you can see five states. The special experience starts in the Art Deco lobby with its restored ceiling murals before an express lift takes you smoothly to the top, 1,050 feet above 5th Avenue, in just 45 seconds. As well as offices of some of the world’s great companies, the building – claimed to be the most photographed in the world – has plenty of places to eat, drink and shop. Tour the inspiring Dare to Dream exhibition and discover how the ESB was erected back in the 1930s in just 410 days at a cost of $41m.

Empire State Building with The Sightseeing Pass

  • To gain access to the 102nd floor, you can simply purchase an upgrade at the box office.
  • The observation deck is open until 2am, giving the perfect opportunity for night owls to experience the gorgeous night time views and smaller crowds.
  • Located right in the center of Manhattan, close to Grand Central Terminal and Herald Square.

What You Get

The Sightseeing Pass grants you free general admission to the Empire State Building Observation Deck

Hours & Admission


Daily: 8:00am - 2:00am

How To Redeem

Present your Pass at the Main Lobby visitor center located just before the escalator.

Getting There

Empire State Building Observation Deck

350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd/34th Streets), New York, NY 10118


    Closest Subway

    • 34th St. Herald Sq. (B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W)


    Closest Bus Stop

    • W 34st / Broadway
    • 5 Av / W 33 St


    City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Tour Stops

    • Downtown Tour - Stop 3. (Empire State Building 1)
    • Downtown Tour - Stop 4. (Empire State Building 2)