Your Guide to Visiting SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in New York
If you're planning to visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt soon, we've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know about the attraction including the opening hours, the best time to visit, insider tips, and more!
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Opening Hours
Best Time to Visit
- The best time to visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is just before the sunset for stunning views of the New York skyline.
- Typically, weekdays are less crowded while weekends are busier. You should visit on the weekends if you like a lively experience or on the weekdays for a more laidback experience.
- The best season to visit NYC is in spring, which falls between March to June, when the weather is warm and pleasant.
- We recommend you avoid the peak season, from May to September as it can get crowded.
- If you don’t mind chilly weather and want lesser crowds, January to March is a good time to visit.
How to Get to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
By Public Transport
Subway: The nearest subway lines are the 4, 5, 6, 7, and the Shuttle at Grand Central, 42nd Street.
Closest station: Grand Central - 42nd Street
Bus: SUMMIT One Vanderbilt can be reached conveniently by bus via the M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32, and M42 routes.
Closest stop: East 42 Street/Madison Ave
You can drive down or hire a car to get to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Alternatively, you can take an Uber, Lyft, or any a local cab to the attraction. There are parking lots nearby.
Know Before You Go
- Cloakrooms: There are no cloakrooms or storage facilities available onsite.
- Gift Shops: Shop for souvenirs, merchandise, and memorabilia from the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Store called “Boutique” on the 93rd floor.
- Restrooms: The restrooms are located exclusively on the top floors of SUMMIT. The basement floor of Grand Central features public restrooms.
- Restaurants: Apres by Snohetta is a restaurant located on the 93rd floor of One Vanderbilt.
- SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is fully accessible by wheelchair.
- Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first-served basis at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.
- There are accessible facilities on every level of the Observation Deck.
- A sighted guide may be requested in advance by those who have no vision or have limited eyesight.
- Strollers are allowed inside SUMMIT One Vanderbilt but ensure that you fold them up in the observatory areas.
- Level one of the observatory has a designated family restroom.
- The onsite restaurant Après has a range of kid-friendly items on the menu.
- While on the property, visitors must always wear a shirt and shoes. Clothing containing any wording that is obscene or threatening is prohibited.
- Visitors are responsible for their own belongings as there are no locker facilities available inside SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.
- Outside food and beverages are not allowed inside SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.
- Photography is allowed but make sure you are not carrying any tripods or heavy and large camera equipment.
- Baby strollers must be folded before getting inside the elevator and at the observation decks.
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What's Inside SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
Transcendence 1 serves as the focal point of "Air," a multisensory experience made by Kenzo Digital. Enter a mesmerizing mirror room that has expansive windows that display the city skyline and the Empire State Building in the foreground.
Transcendence 2 experience is an extension of Transcendence 1, a large floor to ceiling mirrored room. It includes a portal to Transcendence 1 from where you can see visitors arriving into SUMMIT.
The observation deck features several interactive displays that allow you to interact with the art displays by Kenzo Digital. These displays include touchscreens, art exhibits, and more.
Face in the ‘Clouds’
It is a unique exhibit created by Yayoi Kusama where you can see your reflection in a cloud-shaped installation made of aluminum. This installation aims at taking you on an imaginative journey with the mirrored floors and ceilings creating a dream-like experience.
Levitation is a holographic installation that gives the appearance that things are floating in midair. Take breathtaking pictures with this installation as you virtually float in the air!
This dynamic video installation turns the observation deck's walls into a work of art made of light and color. Lose yourself in these wonderfully captivating images!
Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
Yes, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is open to the public.
No, you will need to purchase a ticket to visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Click here to book your tickets.
You can book your tickets here online.
Ticket prices for SUMMIT One Vanderbilt start at $45.72
The best time to visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is just before the sunset during weekdays to avoid crowds.
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is open on Wednesday through Monday from 9:00 am to 12:00 am.
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is located at 1 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, United States.
Yes, you can visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in a group.
Yes, children are welcome at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Strollers are allowed inside SUMMIT One Vanderbilt but ensure that you fold them up in the observatory areas.
Yes, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is wheelchair accessible.
Après is an on-site restaurant at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt offering contemporary cuisine with a hint of NYC flavors.
We suggest you spend at least 1.5 to 2 hours at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.
Yes, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt offers stunning views of New York City, a world-class dining experience, and is a unique addition to any New York City itinerary.