Empire State Building Observatory

2+ Hours
Group Activity
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $36 Per Adult / $30 Per Child

Empire State Building Observatory

2+ Hours
Group Activity
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $36 Per Adult / $30 Per Child

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      Empire State Building Observatory

      New York, New York, USA
      From (USD) $36 Per Adult / $30 Per Child
      • Skip the line: Skip the ticket lines and hassle with pre-purchased tickets. 
      • Flexibility: The tickets purchased on GoBe can be used any time the Empire State Building is open. So, if your travel plans change, there is no need to rebook. Don't like the weather? Go another day. The choice is yours. 
      • Multimedia audio tour: Learn about the Empire State Building's history and ongoing restoration programs in a fun new way; offered in multiple languages.
      • 86th-Floor Observation Deck: With 360-degree views from both glass-enclosed and open promenades, this is the showstopper setting of movies, books, and countless personal stories.
      • See it all: Bird's-eye views of Central Park, Times Square, the Hudson and East Rivers, the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and up to five states.
      • Bring the little ones: Children 5 and under are free and don't require a reservation. 
      About this New York tour

      There may be no place in the city more steeped in myth and romance than the top of the Empire State Building. See Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle, Fay Wray and The Beast in King Kong, Andy Warhol, Looney Tunes, Mythbusters, or any other work of fiction or reality centered on the towering heights of this Art Deco masterpiece.

      A trip up to the observatory is your chance to experience the same thrill millions before you have – that delicious quickening of the heart rate as you drink in sweeping views of Manhattan and beyond from a quarter mile up. High-power binoculars are available for a minimal cost, to help you see even more.

      Deemed one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the building was erected in a lightning-fast 11 months in 1931 – a triumphant source of hope in the Depression – and stood as the world's tallest building until the World Trade Center topped it in 1970. The Empire State has 2.7 million square feet of floor space, its own zip code, two restaurants, a sushi bar, three coffee shops, and museum-quality architectural detailing throughout.

      It's as if your ride up by high-speed elevator also transports you back to when New York stood tall against troubles with style, elegance, and American ingenuity–and one skyscraper towered over, all as the city's inspiring symbol.

      Come see why it still inspires, and keep in mind that static electricity is heightened up here too, so don't be surprised if you feel an extra tingle when you kiss a companion.

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      On a foggy Saturday morning in 1945, a B-25 military transport flying in zero visibility crashed into the Empire State building's 79th floor. Elevator operator Betty Lou Oliver plunged 75-stories inside her car, still the Guinness Record for longest survived elevator freefall. Amazingly, only 14 died, the fire was under control in just 40 minutes, and the building reopened for business on Monday, 20-foot gash notwithstanding.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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