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Discover the Magic of One World Observatory at Sunset

Visiting the One World Observatory at sunset offers a truly magical experience, as the fading light paints the New York City skyline in breathtaking hues. From the observation decks perched high above, you can witness the city's iconic landmarks and bustling streets transform under a golden glow. 

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Visiting the One World Observatory at Sunset

One World Observatory at Sunset

Watching the sunset over the horizon from the One World Observatory is an unforgettable sight. As the sun begins its descent, you can witness the golden hour from the highest vantage point in the Western hemisphere. The warm, soft light casts a captivating glow over the city, accentuating its architectural wonders.

Witnessing the transition from day to night and seeing the city come alive with sparkling lights creates a mesmerizing atmosphere that truly captures the essence of New York City. Watch as iconic NYC landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty drown in the sunset.

Sunset Hours

One World Observatory is open from 9 AM to 9 PM every day. However, the One World Observatory typically adjusts its hours to accommodate sunset experiences. Please check the exact sunset hours before your visit.

Here are the approximate sunset hours in New York for each month of the year:

  • January: between 4:30 PM and 5 PM
  • February: between 5 PM and 5:45 PM
  • March: between 5:45 PM and 7 PM
  • April: between 7 PM and 7:45 PM
  • May: between 7:45 PM and 8:15 PM
  • June: between 8:15 PM and 8:30 PM
  • July: between 8:25 PM and 8:15 PM
  • August: between 7:55 PM and 7 PM
  • September: between 7 PM and 6:15 PM
  • October: between 6:15 PM and 5:15 PM
  • November: between 5:15 PM and 4:30 PM
  • December: between 4:30 PM and 4:15 PM

Things to Do at the One World Observatory at Sunset

One World Observatory at Sunset

Catch the View From the Observation Decks

Witnessing the sunset from the One World Observation Decks is an unforgettable experience. As daylight fades, the cityscape transforms into a vibrant tapestry of twinkling lights. Observe the transition and marvel at the beauty of New York City at dusk. Spot iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Manhattan Bridge in the city skyline.

One World Observatory at Sunset
One World Observatory at Sunset

Enjoy the Interactive Exhibits

The One World Observatory is an amazing place to learn about NYC's architecture and history through interactive exhibits. As you take in the sunset on the horizon, know everything about the landmarks you can spot from the One World Observatory's observation deck through the One World Explorer.

Visitor Tips

  • Due to the popularity of sunset visits, we recommended you book your tickets in advance to secure your preferred time slot.
  • To fully maximize your time and experience, arrive a bit earlier to explore the exhibits and immersive displays before heading to the observation decks.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for standing and walking.
  • Don't forget to bring your camera or smartphone to capture the stunning sunset views. However, remember that heavy equipment is not allowed at the attraction. 
  • Keep an eye on weather forecasts to ensure clear skies for a mesmerizing sunset.



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Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting the One World Observatory at Sunset

Can I visit the One World Observatory during sunset?

Yes, you can visit the One World Observatory during sunset and witness magical views of the NYC skyline.

How much are the tickets to visit the One World Observatory at sunset?

One World Observatory tickets start from $47.91.

Is the One World Observatory crowded at sunset?

Sunset hours at the One World Observatory can be popular, so expect larger crowds during this time. Plan your visit ahead of time for a seamless experience.

Is the One World Observatory open during sunset?

Yes, the One World Observatory is open during sunset. The observatory is open till 9 PM daily, although these timings vary throughout the year. Please check the timings before booking your tickets.

What can I see from the One World observation decks at sunset?

You can witness the stunning panoramic views of the New York City skyline as it transforms under the warm glow of the setting sun. Marvel at iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the sprawling cityscape beneath you.

Is visiting the One World Observatory at sunset worth it?

Visiting the One World Observatory at sunset is a memorable experience that offers a unique perspective of New York City. The breathtaking views, combined with the golden hues of the sunset, create a magical atmosphere!