Empire State Building Tickets

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Empire State Building: 86th Floor Skip-the-Box-Office Tickets

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  • Skip the long ticket lines and head to the Empire State Building Observatory for unparalleled 360-degree views of New York City.
  • No building rises this high: enjoy unobstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty from the 86th floor.
  • Fall more in love with the Empire State Building as you immerse in its history through interactive exhibits on the 2nd and 80th floors.
  • Love the high and want some more? Upgrade your tickets to the express ticket or include access to the 102nd-floor observatory deck with skip-the-line or express entry.
  • Skip the long ticket lines and head to the Empire State Building Observatory for unparalleled 360-degree views of New York City.
  • No building rises this high: enjoy unobstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty from the 86th floor.
  • Fall more in love with the Empire State Building as you immerse in its history through interactive exhibits on the 2nd and 80th floors.
  • Love the high and want some more? Upgrade your tickets to the express ticket or include access to the 102nd-floor observatory deck with skip-the-line or express entry.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-box-office-line/Express ticket to the 86th-floor observatory deck (as per option selected)
  • High-power binoculars
  • Art Deco lobby access
  • Free wifi
  • Skip-the-line/Express ticket to 102nd-floor observatory deck (optional)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Tip: Catch a movie-worthy sunset by checking the sunset time in advance and reaching the observation deck at least 30 minutes ahead.
  • The building is wheelchair-accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Empire State Building: 86th Floor Express Tickets

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  • Zip past the crowds with this Express Ticket, leading straight to stunning NYC views from the 86th floor. It's your fast pass to the city's skyline views.
  • With an audio guide in your choice of languages, uncover the Empire State Building's secrets, from its Art Deco elegance to historical tales that shaped it.
  • Besides the views, enjoy exclusive access to high-power binoculars and free WiFi, enhancing your visit with closer looks and instant shares.
  • Opt for the upgrade to include the 102nd Floor for even loftier views, making your experience at the Empire State Building truly unforgettable.
  • Zip past the crowds with this Express Ticket, leading straight to stunning NYC views from the 86th floor. It's your fast pass to the city's skyline views.
  • With an audio guide in your choice of languages, uncover the Empire State Building's secrets, from its Art Deco elegance to historical tales that shaped it.
  • Besides the views, enjoy exclusive access to high-power binoculars and free WiFi, enhancing your visit with closer looks and instant shares.
  • Opt for the upgrade to include the 102nd Floor for even loftier views, making your experience at the Empire State Building truly unforgettable.

Inclusions

  • Express ticket to the 86th-floor observatory deck
  • Red carpet lane access
  • High-power binoculars
  • Art Deco lobby access
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin
  • Free wifi
  • Express ticket to 102nd-floor observatory deck (optional)
  • Tip: Before you go, check the weather. Visibility can change, and being above the clouds is a magical experience not to be missed.
  • The building is wheelchair-accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Empire State Building: 86th & 102nd Floor Skip-the-Box-Office Tickets

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  • Zip past ticket queues with skip-the-line access, leading you straight to breathtaking city views. It's the fast track to NYC's essence.
  • Audio guides enrich your climb, offering insights in 9 languages. They turn your journey upwards into a narrative of NYC's past and present.
  • Head to the Art Deco lobby, where history and architecture merge. Here, every corner tells a story, setting the stage for your ascent.
  • Free WiFi means you can share the skyline in real time. Snap and post from high above, keeping everyone part of your exclusive experience.
  • Consider opting for the Express pass upgrade to skip all lines and walk the red carpet to the skies!
  • Zip past ticket queues with skip-the-line access, leading you straight to breathtaking city views. It's the fast track to NYC's essence.
  • Audio guides enrich your climb, offering insights in 9 languages. They turn your journey upwards into a narrative of NYC's past and present.
  • Head to the Art Deco lobby, where history and architecture merge. Here, every corner tells a story, setting the stage for your ascent.
  • Free WiFi means you can share the skyline in real time. Snap and post from high above, keeping everyone part of your exclusive experience.
  • Consider opting for the Express pass upgrade to skip all lines and walk the red carpet to the skies!

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-box-office-ticket line to the 86th and 102nd-floor observatory deck
  • High-power binoculars
  • Art Deco lobby access
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin
  • Free wifi
  • Express ticket to 86th and 102nd-floor observatory deck (optional)
  • Tip: Try a New York-themed snack or drink at the observatory’s café, adding flavor to your experience.
  • The building is wheelchair-accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Empire State Building: 86th & 102nd Floor Express Tickets

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  • Red carpet awaits! Express Tickets whisk you to the 86th & 102nd floors, offering more time to marvel, and less time waiting.
  • See NYC's vastness through high-power binoculars, with an audio guide narrating each view in nine languages. A true immersive tale.
  • With free WiFi and Art Deco splendor, share and soak in the Empire State's elegance instantly.
  • From atop, the city's heartbeat aligns with yours. The 360-degree views stretch imagination and reality, blending past and present.
  • Red carpet awaits! Express Tickets whisk you to the 86th & 102nd floors, offering more time to marvel, and less time waiting.
  • See NYC's vastness through high-power binoculars, with an audio guide narrating each view in nine languages. A true immersive tale.
  • With free WiFi and Art Deco splendor, share and soak in the Empire State's elegance instantly.
  • From atop, the city's heartbeat aligns with yours. The 360-degree views stretch imagination and reality, blending past and present.

Inclusions

  • Express ticket to the 86th and 102nd-floor observatory deck
  • High-power binoculars
  • Art Deco lobby access
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin
  • Free wifi
  • Tip: Pose with the King Kong display inside for a quirky memento of your visit.
  • The building is wheelchair-accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) + Skip-the-Line Empire State Building 86th & 102nd Floor Tickets

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$110.22

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  • Experience two iconic NYC attractions, MoMA and the Empire State Building, at a great combo deal, saving time and money.
  • Explore MoMA, the world's leading modern art museum, showcasing over 200,000 works from renowned artists like Picasso and Warhol.
  • Immerse yourself in various art movements with insightful audio guides in 9 languages and gain access to all special exhibitions at MoMA.
  • Skip the line and ascend to the 86th and 102nd floor observatories of the Empire State Building for unrivaled views of New York City.
  • Learn about the building's history through exhibits, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, and use high-power binoculars for a closer look at the city's landmarks.
  • Experience two iconic NYC attractions, MoMA and the Empire State Building, at a great combo deal, saving time and money.
  • Explore MoMA, the world's leading modern art museum, showcasing over 200,000 works from renowned artists like Picasso and Warhol.
  • Immerse yourself in various art movements with insightful audio guides in 9 languages and gain access to all special exhibitions at MoMA.
  • Skip the line and ascend to the 86th and 102nd floor observatories of the Empire State Building for unrivaled views of New York City.
  • Learn about the building's history through exhibits, enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, and use high-power binoculars for a closer look at the city's landmarks.

Inclusions

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

  • Entry Tickets to MoMA
  • Entry to all special exhibitions
  • Audio guides in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Empire State Building

  • Skip the ticket line to the 86th and 102nd floor
  • High-power binoculars
  • Art Deco lobby access
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin
  • Free wifi

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

  • Tip: If you are a fan of Salvador Dali, challenge yourself to find all the hidden faces in "The Persistence of Memory."
  • Scooters, skateboards, rolling bags, and all items over 11×17×5 inches are not permitted inside the museum.

Empire State Building

  • Tip: Look for the tiny statue of King Kong on the building's exterior as you approach the entrance.
  • The building is wheelchair-accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Edge Observation Deck + Skip-the-Line Empire State Building 86th & 102nd Floor Tickets

from $125.22
$118.96

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  • Enjoy the best of NYC's skyline from two iconic viewpoints with this cost-effective combo to Edge Observation Deck and Empire State Building.
  • Stand over 1,100 feet at the Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, with an exhilarating view of Manhattan's skyline.
  • Experience the thrill of leaning against angled glass walls over the city below, and gaze through glass panels beyond the deck's edge.
  • Beat the queues with skip-the-line access to the Empire State Building's 86th and 102nd floor observatory deck, providing breathtaking 360-degree views of NYC.
  • Soak in the 360-degree views of Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, and more, a spectacular panorama stretching up to 80 miles on a clear day.
  • Enjoy the best of NYC's skyline from two iconic viewpoints with this cost-effective combo to Edge Observation Deck and Empire State Building.
  • Stand over 1,100 feet at the Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, with an exhilarating view of Manhattan's skyline.
  • Experience the thrill of leaning against angled glass walls over the city below, and gaze through glass panels beyond the deck's edge.
  • Beat the queues with skip-the-line access to the Empire State Building's 86th and 102nd floor observatory deck, providing breathtaking 360-degree views of NYC.
  • Soak in the 360-degree views of Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, and more, a spectacular panorama stretching up to 80 miles on a clear day.

Inclusions

Edge Observation Deck

  • Access to the indoor observation deck on Level 100
  • Access to the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere
  • Access to the glass floor, angled glass walls, skyline steps and the eastern point
  • Bonus digital souvenir photo

Empire State Building

  • Skip the ticket line to the 86th and 102nd floor
  • High-power binoculars
  • Art Deco lobby access
  • Audio guide available in 9 languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin
  • Free wifi

Edge Observation Deck

  • Tip: Don't forget to explore the Eastern Point for a unique experience of being surrounded by nothing but air, sky, and glass.
  • Prohibited items: Large bags are luggage
  • Mobility: Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals are also permitted at Edge.
  • Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • It's advised to dress according to the weather conditions.
  • The last elevator ride is 50 minutes before closing.

Empire State Building

  • Tip: Remember to take a moment to appreciate the Art Deco lobby before you head to the top.
  • The building is wheelchair-accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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VIP Sunrise Experience: 86th Floor with Starbucks Reserve

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  • Start your day on a high note: unique sunrise viewing from the Empire State's 86th floor. A serene, breathtaking start.
  • Enjoy a gourmet breakfast above the clouds with Starbucks Reserve® coffee and Princi® pastries, exclusive to this tour.
  • Before the doors open, explore the Empire State's museum. An intimate look at its iconic history, without the crowd.
  • Capture the city awakening with your camera. This tour's early access means you get the first, unobstructed view.
  • Discover the Empire State's secrets, from its Art Deco elegance to its role in pop culture, enhancing your NYC visit.
  • Start your day on a high note: unique sunrise viewing from the Empire State's 86th floor. A serene, breathtaking start.
  • Enjoy a gourmet breakfast above the clouds with Starbucks Reserve® coffee and Princi® pastries, exclusive to this tour.
  • Before the doors open, explore the Empire State's museum. An intimate look at its iconic history, without the crowd.
  • Capture the city awakening with your camera. This tour's early access means you get the first, unobstructed view.
  • Discover the Empire State's secrets, from its Art Deco elegance to its role in pop culture, enhancing your NYC visit.

Inclusions

  • Early-morning VIP access to the Empire State Building
  • Sunrise viewing from the 86th Floor Observatory
  • Starbucks Reserve Empire State Building Microblend Coffee
  • A selection of artisanal Princi® pastries by Starbucks Reserve®
  • Tip: Ask staff about less-known spots within the building for unique views or quiet moments.
  • The building is wheelchair-accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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  • Grab the Go City New York Explorer Pass that gives you access to the top attractions in the city and save up to 50%.
  • With this pass, save the hassle of buying individual tickets to the Empire State Building, the Edge Observation Deck, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
  • The Top of the Rock Observatory, One World Observatory, Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island Ferry, and the American Museum of Natural History are just some of the attractions included in your pass.
  • Choose between a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 10-choice pass and tailor your itinerary to visit the attractions of your choice.
  • What's more? Valid for 60 days, this mobile pass is all you need to explore New York with maximized convenience.
  • Grab the Go City New York Explorer Pass that gives you access to the top attractions in the city and save up to 50%.
  • With this pass, save the hassle of buying individual tickets to the Empire State Building, the Edge Observation Deck, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
  • The Top of the Rock Observatory, One World Observatory, Statue Of Liberty, Ellis Island Ferry, and the American Museum of Natural History are just some of the attractions included in your pass.
  • Choose between a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 10-choice pass and tailor your itinerary to visit the attractions of your choice.
  • What's more? Valid for 60 days, this mobile pass is all you need to explore New York with maximized convenience.

Inclusions

  • Choice of 2/3/4/5/6/7/10 of New York's top attractions
  • Valid for 60 days from the first use
  • Museums: 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum & more
  • Attractions: Empire State Building, Edge, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center New Jersey & more
  • Cruises: Harbor Lights Cruise, Statue at Sunset Cruise, Liberty Cruise & more
  • Guided tours: Lower East Side Food and Culture Walking Tour, Rockefeller Center Tour, Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour & more
  • Access to hop-on hop-off bus tours
  • Activities: Central Park Bike Tour, Harlem Jazz Series & more
  • Get complete details here
  • Certain attractions require prior bookings. For full details check out official websites.
  • You can only visit each attraction once with this pass.
  • First, download the Go City App. Use your order confirmation number to add your pass to your phone. Once you visit your first attraction, your pass will be activated!
  • Feeling old school? You can also print your pass at home using the link in your confirmation email. You can also show this version of your pass on your phone.
  • Get access to pre-recorded commentary, suggested itineraries, a handy map, and more, available at your fingertips!
  • Your pass is activated as soon as you visit your 1st attraction and is valid for 60 days before it runs out. The days needn't be consecutive.
  • Non-validated passes are valid for 2 years from the date of purchase.
  • Free cancellation anytime before the start of your experience
  • These tickets are valid for 24 months from the date of purchase.
New YorkEmpire State Building

Empire State Building | NYC’s most iconic observation deck

Voted the number one US attraction for two years in a row, the Empire State Building is a must-visit attraction! It remains one of the most distinctive and famous buildings in the world and is sure to offer a memorable experience. Keep reading to learn more about visiting the Empire State Building, including ticket options, what to see, and other helpful information.

Things to know before booking your Empire State Building tickets

  1. Your tickets are only valid for the date and timing of your choosing. In case you’re late, the staff may accommodate you or ask you to change your reservation time.
  2. All tickets include access to the exhibits and galleries on the 2nd floor.
  3. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable. 
  4. The Empire State Building is completely wheelchair accessible and compliant with ADA guidelines. 
  5. The main entrance to the building is located at 20 West 34th Street and is wheelchair accessible. 
  6. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building.
  7. Be prepared for airport-grade security screening before you head to the exhibits and observatory. 
  8. Coat check facilities and lockers are not available on-site. Make sure you do not carry large bags and suitcases. Strollers can be taken inside but you will have to fold them on the observatory floors. 
  9. During peak hours, the waiting time to get in can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. To avoid waiting in line, choose skip the line tickets. However, please note that although you can skip ticket lines, you will still have to go through security screening.
  10. There is no time limit once you enter the building. Feel free to take your time exploring everything inside.

Which Empire State Building ticket is best for you?

Empire State Building skip the line Tickets

If you’re on a budget

Go for: Skip the line tickets

  • Skip past the box office line and make your way up to the observation deck!
  • With this ticket, you get a bird’s eye view of the Big Apple from the 86th-floor observatory of the Empire State Building.
  • Enjoy clear views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and many other landmarks.
    Access to 86th-floor observatory: Yes
    Access to 102nd-floor observatory: No
    Access to exhibits: Yes
    Access to the Art Deco lobby: Yes
    Guide: Audioguide

Recommended tours:

Empire State Building: 86th Floor Skip-the-Box-Office Tickets

Empire State Building tickets express pass

If you’re short on time

Go for: Express Pass

  • Save time and head straight up to the Empire State Building's main observation deck with the Express Pass.
  • Bypass all lines and enjoy priority access to the 86th floor and 102nd floor (the highest floor in the building).
  • This ticket grants you access to the observatory and all the exhibits along with an audio guide (app download) to make your visit worthwhile.
    Access to 86th-floor observatory: Yes
    Access to 102nd-floor observatory: No
    Access to exhibits: Yes
    Access to the Art Deco lobby: Yes
    Guide: Audioguide

Recommended tours:

Empire State Building: 86th Floor Express Tickets

Empire State Building: 86th & 102nd Floor Skip-the-Box-Office Tickets

Empire State Building: 86th & 102nd Floor Express Tickets

Empire State Building Sunrise tickets

If you want the sunrise experience

Go for: Sunrise tickets

  • Enjoy spectacular sunrise views of New York from a height of over 1000 feet at the observation deck.
  • Indulge in an exclusive gourmet breakfast, courtesy of Starbucks Reserve® and Princi® pastries.
  • Choose the day and night experience for two equally mesmerizing views of the city - in broad daylight and again at night when the city is lit up.
    Access to 86th-floor observatory: Yes
    Access to 102nd-floor observatory: No
    Access to the exhibits: Yes
    Access to the Art Deco lobby: Yes
    Guide: Audioguide

Recommended tours:

VIP Sunrise Experience: 86th Floor with Starbucks Reserve

New York city Pass

If you want to explore New York

Go for: Combos/City Pass

  • Explore all the popular attractions in New York with a single, cost-effective ticket.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of choosing the attractions you want to visit as well as an extended validity of 60 days to visit them.
  • Visit iconic landmarks, museums, & attractions across the city including the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, Top of the Rock, & more!
    Access to 86th-floor observatory: Yes
    Access to 102nd-floor observatory: No
    Access to the exhibits: Yes
    Access to the Art Deco lobby: Yes
    Guide: Audioguide

Recommended tours:

Combo (Save 5%): Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) + Skip-the-Line Empire State Building 86th & 102nd Floor Tickets

Combo (Save 5%): Edge Observation Deck + Skip-the-Line Empire State Building 86th & 102nd Floor Tickets

New York Explorer Pass by Go City: Choose 2 to 10 Attractions

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Empire State Building facilities
  • Restrooms: Restrooms are present on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. 
  • Audio guide: Download the Empire State Building Guide for a more in-depth experience.
  • Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is available to all guests inside the building.
  • Lockers: Storage facility is not available. Avoid carrying large bags.
  • Gift shop: Visit the Empire State Building gift shop on the 80th floor for exclusive merchandise, souvenirs, and other items.
  • Lost & found: If you have misplaced a personal item or found one, please report to the Visitor Information Desk in the main lobby.
empire state building tickets accessibility
  • The Empire State Building is completely wheelchair accessible.
  • Use the main entrance on 20 West 34th Street to get inside the building.
  • Both motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted inside the building and observation deck.
  • Ramps & elevators are available for ease of mobility.
  • Restrooms for disabled guests are available on the 86th floor.
  • The observation deck has low walls and binoculars for a seamless viewing experience.
  • Service animals are permitted inside.
Empire State Building admission rules
  • Visitors aren’t allowed to carry glass, markers, alcohol, professional cameras and equipment, luggage, costume masks, and musical instruments to the observation deck.
  • Baby strollers should be folded while getting inside the elevator.
  • There is a mandatory security check for everyone before entering the building.
  • Carrying pointed items like knives and exploding items like fireworks and bombs is strictly prohibited.
  • Individuals are responsible for their own belongings as there are no locker facilities.
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Frequently asked questions about Empire State Building tickets

Where can I buy Empire State Building tickets?

You can book your Empire State Building tickets online for hassle-free admission.

What is the cost of Empire State Building tickets?

There are different Empire State Building ticket options available online, starting from $47.91.

How do I get admission to the Empire State Building?

You can visit the Empire State Building by booking tickets to the attraction online.

What can I see with my Empire State Building admission tickets?

Your Empire State Building tickets give you access to the 86th floor observatory, the exhibits, and the Art Deco lobby.

Are guided tours included in the Empire State Building admission tickets?

No, your admission tickets do not include a guided tour. However, look out for QR codes to help you learn more about the history of the building and the exhibits inside.

Does my ticket include skip the line admission?

Yes, your tickets let you bypass ticket lines, however, you will have to pass through the mandatory security check and entry line to get in. You can book the Express Pass for fast-track entry to the observatories.

Can I access all floors with my ticket?

Depending on the ticket you choose, you will either be able to access only the 86th floor observation deck or both the 86th and 102nd floor observatories.

Why should I book Empire State Building tickets online?

Here are some reasons why you should book your Empire State Building tickets online:
Secure a spot in advance: By booking your Empire State Building tickets online, you get to choose your preferred time slot.
Save time: Given the popularity of the attraction, you're bound to spend a lot of time waiting in ticket lines. Save that time and spend it exploring the exhibits and observation deck.
Enjoy exclusive discounts: Booking online gives you access to exclusive discounts and limited offers that are not available if you book your tickets on-site.

Is there a separate admission fee for the Empire State Building's observation deck?

Yes, you have to book tickets to access the observation decks inside the building.

Where is the Empire State Building located?

The Empire State Building is located in Manhattan at New York, at 20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, United States.

How do I reach the Empire State Building?

You can reach the Empire State Building by bus, subway, or train. You can also get a local taxi or drive down to the location.

What facilities are available in the Empire State Building?

Restrooms are made available on almost every floor and ramps are built throughout the building to make the use of wheelchairs and strollers smooth.

Is the Empire State Building wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the whole building is wheelchair accessible, including the restrooms.

Is it worth visiting the Empire State Building?

Yes, the Empire State Building is one of the marvels of the world and an iconic symbol of the country. The observation decks provide stunning panoramic views of the city's skyline, making it well worth a visit.