Since the 1930s, this iconic Art Deco building has dominated New York's skyline. Still one of the city's best-loved attractions, a visit here is a must. Enjoy the breathtaking views from two observation decks, learn about the history of the building at the on-site exhibitions, and marvel at the ever-changing colors of the building's exterior.
Views From the Top of the Empire State Building
There are two observation deck options, at the 86th and 102nd floors (check the building's website for ticket prices), offering spectacular views of Manhattan.
Light Show at the Empire State Building
Since 1976, the Empire State Building's tower has lit up in different colors for various occasions and organizations. Furthermore, the building stages light shows for holidays and events. The views are best from the streets surrounding the building in Midtown Manhattan. This, of course, is a totally free activity for your whole family to enjoy.
Dare to Dream at the Empire State Building
Located on the 80th floor, before the final elevator ride to the observatory deck, is the Dare to Dream exhibit documenting the building's construction and history.
Book in Advance
As one of New York's top attractions, the Empire State Building can be very busy at peak times. Booking tickets or even express passes in advance is advised for those who want to avoid the lines.
Visit After Dark
They say New York is the city that never sleeps, and visiting at night is a truly magical experience. Bask in the beauty of this bustling urban island by moonlight and marvel at the life below.
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