Buy Your Empire State Building Tickets in Advance
from a New York City Destination Specialist!
Avoid Lengthy Ticket Lines and Spend
More Quality Time During Your Dream NYC Vacation

New York City Vacation Packages is your source for advance tickets to popular museums and attractions in New York City. Avoid lengthy ticket purchase lines. Buy now and protect against price increases. Save time and hassle by purchasing your tickets before you arrive. We make it easy and convenient!
Tickets and admissions are non-refundable once purchased.


PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS TO THESE EXCITING ATTRACTIONS:

NYC Sightseeing, Empire State BuildingPurchase TicketsThe Empire State Building Observatory

Save hours of your valuable vacation time. Buy your souvenir Observatory tickets in advance and avoid the lengthy ticket purchase line! New York's famous Empire State Building, one of the most famous buildings in the world, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. The 86th floor Observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade. At, 1,050 feet (320 meters), reached by high speed, automatic elevators, it has both a glass-enclosed area, which is heated in winter and cooled in summer, and spacious outdoor promenades on all four sides of the Building.

FREE tickets to the Observatory are available for Group Escorts - one FREE TICKET for every 20 purchased!

High powered binoculars are available on the promenades for the convenience of visitors at a minimal cost. Souvenir counters are also located in the 86th floor observatory. The 86th floor observatory is handicap accessible.
Visitors with tickets purchased online will go directly to the elevator waiting area, bypassing the ticket line after passing through the security check.

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Hours of Operation: (subject to change)

8:00am to 2am daily. Last elevators go up at 1:15am.
Open daily 365 days a year.

Online Prices

Adults (18-61) $22

Students (12-17) $22

Children (6-11) $16

Seniors (62+) $20

One Free for every 20 tickets purchased

Location and Directions:

The Empire State Building is located at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue

Subway:

1, 2, 3 or 9 (Seventh Avenue Lines), A, C or E (Eighth Avenue Subway) to 34th Street/Penn Station. Also B, D, F, N, Q, R or Path to 34th Street/Avenue of the Americas .

Security Information:

Everyone must go through the security check when entering the building. No glass or bottles are permitted to be taken to the Observatory. Cameras and camcorders are allowed but no tripods. ONLY carry-on size and style bags, suitcases, backpacks, duffle bags, luggage, etc., are permitted. We do not have a coat check, package, baggage check or holding area, so please do not attempt to bring non-carry-on style luggage to the Observatory.

Lunch at Planet Hollywood and
Dinner at Langan's Restaurant

You can add meals to your purchase easily .. just select the number of meal packages
you'd like when you purchase any sightseeing, museum or tour option.

Make a complete day of it in the Big Apple ... enjoy lunch and dinner sandwiched around sightseeing or museums. We'll include a sandwich and beverage at world-famous Planet Hollywood and a delicious 3-course dinner chosen from a special menu at the popular Broadway restaurant Langan's  ... all for one low price -- tax and gratuity included. You can even make your own reservation at Langan's so you can dine when you want!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Planet Hollywood: 45th Street and Broadway. Open daily. Any sandwich or burger platter on the menu and ice cream for dessert, plus unlimited soft drinks, coffee or tea. Tax and gratuity included.

Langan's Restaurant: 47th Street just off Broadway. Open daily (may be closed on St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.) Enjoy a salad, choice of entrees, dessert and coffee or tea. Menu changes daily.

Ticket Delivery:

Tickets and vouchers are sent to you via standard US postal service to valid US addresses. You may opt to have your purchase shipped to you by an expedited service, such as Federal Express or DHL, to an address in the continental US for an additional fee. If you purchase several options the same day you will only pay once for expedited shipping. Orders will be sent the same day for transactions made by 3pm Eastern US time Monday through Friday. Orders received after 3pm, or on Saturday, Sunday or holidays, will be sent the following business day.
Orders that you expect to receive in less than 2 weeks will require expedited 2-3 Business Day or Next Business Day service.

  • Standard US Mail -- allow 7-10 days.

  • 2-3 Business Day Delivery -- shipped via Federal Express or DHL (at our discretion). Not valid for PO Box addresses.

  • Next Business Day Delivery -- shipped via Federal Express or DHL (at our discretion). Not valid for PO Box addresses.

Orders placed outside of the United States will be delivered by courier service to a Manhattan hotel. Orders cannot be delivered by any other method. There is an additional charge for this service.

Please note we cannot be responsible for inaccurate or incomplete addresses. Signature may be required for Federal Express or DHL deliveries.

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NOTE -- Transportation to sightseeing venues and restaurants is not included unless specifically mentioned. All information about the attractions and tours is provided as a courtesy and is subject to change by the suppliers of service. Prices shown may include service fees and shipping/handling fees. Prices are valid for internet purchases only. Telephone orders are not accepted. Tickets and admissions are sent via US Mail to valid addresses in the United States (or via private delivery service for an additional charge). Allow 7-10 days for US Mail delivery. All ticket and admission purchases are strictly non-refundable. Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry tickets do not include visits inside the Statue; admission to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is free. "Big Apple Bites" restaurants have pre-set menus. NYCVP reserves the right to refuse any purchase if it causes NYCVP to violate any terms of its contractual relationships with its suppliers and/or vendors. Certain purchases may not be valid for large groups. NYCVP is not responsible for non-delivery due to inaccurate or incomplete mailing addresses.