Your Guide to the Empire State Building Opening Hours

Today

Open 9am–11:59pm

Last Admission

11:15pm

Empire State Building

Feb 17 TO Mar 8 Timings

Days (Feb 17 TO Mar 8)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 10:00am–10:00pm 9:15pm
Tuesday 10:00am–10:00pm 9:15pm
Wednesday 10:00am–10:00pm 9:15pm
Thursday 10:00am–10:00pm 9:15pm
Friday 10:00am–10:00pm 9:15pm
Saturday 10:00am–10:00pm 9:15pm
Sunday 10:00am–10:00pm 9:15pm

Mar 9 TO Mar 22 Timings

Days (Mar 9 TO Mar 22)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 10:00am–11:00pm 10:15pm
Tuesday 10:00am–11:00pm 10:15pm
Wednesday 10:00am–11:00pm 10:15pm
Thursday 10:00am–11:00pm 10:15pm
Friday 10:00am–11:00pm 10:15pm
Saturday 10:00am–11:00pm 10:15pm
Sunday 10:00am–11:00pm 10:15pm

Mar 23 TO Apr 7 Timings

Days (Mar 23 TO Apr 7)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 9:00am–11:59pm 11:15pm
Tuesday 9:00am–11:59pm 11:15pm
Wednesday 9:00am–11:59pm 11:15pm
Thursday 9:00am–11:59pm 11:15pm
Friday 9:00am–11:59pm 11:15pm
Saturday 9:00am–11:59pm 11:15pm
Sunday 9:00am–11:59pm 11:15pm



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Best time to visit the Empire State Building

Weekday vs Weekend

  • When deciding on the best time to visit the Empire State Building, it largely depends on what type of experience you’re looking for.
  • For a more relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, it is advisable to plan your visit during the weekdays when it is less crowded.
  • If you are looking for a more exciting and vibrant experience, then a weekend visit is the better option.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Pleasant
Crowded
Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

  • The Empire State Building is open to visitors all year round, so the best time of year to visit largely depends on your personal preference.
  • If you’re looking for warm weather and stunning views, then summer is the ideal season.
  • If you want cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, then winter is the better option. For those looking for a mix of both, autumn is the perfect time to visit.

Peak Season: May to September

Low Season: December to February

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

Frequently Asked Questions About the Empire State Building Opening Hours

What are the Empire State Building opening hours?

The Empire State Building opening hours are from 9 AM to 11 PM daily. The opening hours vary throughout the year, make sure you check the daily timings before visiting.

Is the Empire State Building open everyday?

Yes, the Empire State Building is open throughout the year.

When is the Empire State Building closed?

The Empire State Building remains open all year round.

Is the Empire State Building open to visitors?

Yes, the Empire State Building is open to visitors. You will have to buy a ticket to visit the observatory.

How long should I spend at the Empire State Building?

We suggest spending at least an hour or two at the Empire State Building.

When is the best time to visit the Empire State Building?

The best time to visit the Empire State Building is in the morning on a weekday. You will find lesser crowds and can peacefully soak in the stunning New York views.

Is the Empire State Building open on public holidays?

Yes, the Empire State Building is open throughout the year.

What are the Empire State Building hours during public holidays?

The Empire State Building timings vary throughout the year. Be sure to check the opening hours of the day you'd like to visit before booking tickets.